Carnation coral

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    jarock

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    I have doing research online and a lot of info say there are very hard to keep these corals anyone have experience with this coral and is this coral fairly hard to keep ?
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    They are fairly difficult to keep. They are non-photosynthetic and need to have all their nutritional needs met from the water. So it's really easy to ruin your water quality trying to keep them fed.
     
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    Carnation Corals aren't photosynthetic and will need to fed at least a couple of times per week. i have a large Carnation Coral, 3 colonies of Dendrophyllia and 4 gorgonians in my tank, all of which I have had for at least 3 years. I feed in the enveings and keep my corals well fed 3 times per week alternating with live baby brine shrimp, frozen cyclops, Tropic Marin Pro-Coral Phyton and TM Pro-Coral Zooton. As the names suggests TM phyton is a photo plankton like product and Zooton is a zooplankton like food product for corals. I have noticed greater polyp extension and more pods etc. in my tank since I started feeding the Pro Coral foods.
     
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    I have tried Carnation Corals and struck out 3 times now. They fall apart within a week of getting them and die. I would in no way recommend them to anyone. JMO


    yvr you should post some pictures of yours. It sounds beautiful.
     
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