View Full Version : Duncan Coral

06-17-2011, 11:35 PM
Anybody have any of these? Anybody looking to sell some? lol

Just saw them online and they look really cool haha I a sucker for the button polyp coral type

If you have them what's their growth rate like?

06-17-2011, 11:46 PM
I bought a three head frag of green duncans about 3 or 4 months ago at that time, the heads were about 1". It took them about 2 months to get settled in the tank, but as soon as they were, they started growing 2 new heads. After about 1 to 2 months, these new heads are about 1/2 the size of the orginals.

I would say they grow pretty fast when they start getting happy

I'm looking forward to watching my purple / blue duncans grow now

06-18-2011, 02:27 PM
Cool cool they sound pretty comparable to zoas then, not as fast growing but the same idea haha

the purple/blue combo sounds like a good one man! I was looking at the green ones but if I find a purple and blue one I'll definitely get that up since I already have a green zoa colony

06-18-2011, 02:28 PM
I love my Aussie Duncans. They are fast growers. It does take them a little while to adapt to the tank, but once they do, they will be putting out heads like crazy.

06-18-2011, 02:31 PM
Iíve found the best coloured ones come from Australia.

If you can find a store that has suppliers there, you should be able to get some pretty good ones

06-18-2011, 09:52 PM
Did either of you guys get them online? Or did you both get them from your LFS??

06-18-2011, 09:55 PM
Got mine from my LFS.

Here's what it looked like back in April shortly after I got it. It looks much better now.

06-18-2011, 11:22 PM
I'm really spoiled by have a excellent SW LFS in our city. I buy all my corals from them. I'm too much of a chicken to by corals on line

Mybe phone around to find a SW LFS that carrys them. You could also try reef clubs. Might be able to get a frag or two if someone has access to a coral saw

06-18-2011, 11:30 PM
Any chance I can see what it looks like now?

06-19-2011, 05:24 AM
We have a 15-20 large polyp Duncan colony. I love it but ours has been a slow grower. We bought it from a local reefer.

Here's ours back last November


06-19-2011, 02:05 PM
I have duncans. Love mine. A little trick to make them happy and growing fast....target feed! = )

06-19-2011, 03:18 PM
I see thanks for the advice gem! What do you target feed yours?

06-19-2011, 03:48 PM
I've spot feed mine a high quality marine pellet food. Just one or two pellets eat feeding, and I feed about once a week.

06-19-2011, 04:58 PM
I give mine Mysis. I haven't fed every week, but now with my large Frogspawn and large Torch, they will all be getting target fed weekly.

06-20-2011, 05:21 PM
The Duncans were my favourite too...
....one day...maybe...I'll try again...