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Thread: Acans

  1. Default Acans


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    Hey guys, I got a colony not to long ago and all my levels are good, I feed every 3 days but for some reason the seem to go flat against the rock and don't extrude, is this because I need to feed them
    More often??
    Before

    Now after feeding
    Last edited by Hpimichael02; 01-30-2012 at 03:41 AM.
    10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
    55G Reef-
    55G FOWLR-soon
    55G Coral only-soon
    150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
    75G predator tanksoon

    DIY live rock

  2. #2

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    You technically don't need to feed them at all. I personally only feed one coral and that's our sun coral, and that's only because it non photosynthetic. Your after picture looks normal for what happens after they eat. They close up around the food to help move it down their digestive track.

    29 gallon-planted community

    20 long frag tank
    75 gal-planted goldfish

    75 gallon mixed reef with 20 gallon sump






  3. Default


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    Mine are the most eager feeder in my reef. They snatch food food very quickly and hqve it consumed in just a few minutes. I know they don't need fed but its just so interesting to watch.

  4. Default


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    so what causes them to retract to teh point where you can see the skeleton of the base ?
    10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
    55G Reef-
    55G FOWLR-soon
    55G Coral only-soon
    150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
    75G predator tanksoon

    DIY live rock

  5. Default


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    also there are small tubes with two hair looking things on the skeleton and there all over, is this part of the coral?
    10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
    55G Reef-
    55G FOWLR-soon
    55G Coral only-soon
    150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
    75G predator tanksoon

    DIY live rock

  6. #6

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    The retracting is how they swallow and the small tubes are feeder tentacles, which help them grab food

    29 gallon-planted community

    20 long frag tank
    75 gal-planted goldfish

    75 gallon mixed reef with 20 gallon sump






  7. #7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hpimichael02
    so what causes them to retract to teh point where you can see the skeleton of the base ?
    In my opinion I don't think what you're seeing is connected to the feeding. My acans will do this and I don't feed them at all nowadays.

    Fleshy LPS corals can periodically expand or deflate their tissue (to point where there skeletal structure is clearly defined). I'm not sure why they do this.
    African cichlid and saltwater aquariums

    http://www.rowelab.com/AquaControlle...9&scope=last24

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