Coral Spotlight | Duncans

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    mikejrice Well-Known Member

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    Common names:duncans, whisker coral, daisy coral

    Difficulty Level: Duncans are very much like most LPS having a pretty good tolerance to most things. They do however thrive better with stable alkalinity and feedings.

    Feeding: Duncans are extremely aggressive eaters with very capable tentacles. They will easily catch and consume most food types including frozen, liquid and even pellets. Take care as their feeding aggression can sometimes be taken out on neighboring corals.

    Lighting (Level 3 to 5): Duncans will thrive in a wide range of lighting. As with most hard corals, bleaching is a concern, so always acclimate by starting them lower in the tank and slowly move them up to your desired location.

    Waterflow: Moderate to strong water flow is important. As duncan colonies grow, they will shape themselves based on the flow you provide. Under higher flow conditions, they will generally be more tightly formed while in lower flow they will form longer branches with more loosely spaced polyps.

    Placement: Duncans are very aggressive, so be careful to give them plenty of space.

    General: Duncans grow much faster with frequent feedings. They can be easily fragged like most euphyllia species by breaking heads off at the base of branches. When fragging, keep all flesh covered branch scrap and watch polyps pop right out of it

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    My Duncan grew 5 heads and was getting ready to grab it and then had a phosphorus flair up and my hammer and Duncan have sunk back into their stems.


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    I can attest to duncan's having very capable tentacles. Duncan attached to my green slimmer acro and in another location you can see a white patch forming on the underside of the green slimmer branch that has been repeatedly brushed by the duncan's tentacles.

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    As long as you can stabilize your levels again, it should bounce back pretty easily. Duncans are amazingly tough.

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    Looks like that might be a good acro frag to break off before it's too late...

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    You guys all rock!!!


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    Feast yours eyes on this huge #duncanopsammia #polyp! This is the first #coral I can honestly remember costing a ton for a small #frag. Remember the days when these were $150 to $200 per polyp? I do, but I still love them just the same. Probably one of the easiest corals on the planet to feed and they always reward food with growth![​IMG]

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    When you say very aggressive, how do they take out that aggression on close neighbors?
     
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