Dendronephthya feeding

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  1. gorgoniansfever

    gorgoniansfever Member

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    The coral food is (crushed "SURE" fish food + phyto feast live)
     
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    Nice!
    I’ve been feeding my dendro nepthea a combination of Fauna Marin Sprint, with phyto feast and oyster feast.
    Cool seeing the feeding response in your video.
     
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    How long have you had the Dendro?

    How long have you had the Dendro?

    These animals are super difficult to keep alive. Please let us know how it goes!

    Chad & Team Reef Nutrition
     
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    Hi Chad!
    Yeah, I’ve read and seen how hard it is to keep these corals alive. I’ve had mine now for 4 months, which is not long, but I have been really happy with their feeding response.
    They are located in a high flow area, and right adjacent to the auto feeder. They get fed 4 times per day and so far they seem to respond really well (2 of them do at least, one has been struggling since day 1)

    What are your tips for success?
     
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    Unfortunately, many of us don't know how to keep these guys long-term. Many people suspect that they need a consistent food source in the form of phytoplankton and other small particles (bacteria possibly?) The products you chose to feed from our line are the ones I would recommend.

    Keep us posted from time to time. We would also love to see a feeding demo!

    Chad
     
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    also feeding response 2
     
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    New update pic
    I have kept it for a month
     
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    I only feed it once a day
     
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    other side of view
     
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    Macro pic of mine
     
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    I've tried raising them since 1983 to present. There's more info now. Read a scientific paper on the net recently, said majority of food was 4 or 5 different phytoplankton. I put some Chaetomorpha in small blender, strain, add DT water, dose all day long on a timer. 3 sulfur denitrators to keep nitrates at 5-10ppm. Have variety of Dendronephthya and Scleronephthya. Polyps open all day, close abit, open again. They like nitrates. Took this 3/1/18, today.

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    Also, if you see any new polyps, there getting plenty of food
     
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    Looking good! These guys are tough!
     
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    I only spot feed it once a day.
    I cannot see any new polyps but I think it is ok. P_20180302_235342_vHDR_On.jpg
     
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    Tell me about it.

    The lfs where I buy them, all of them shriveled up in there DT. I get them cheaper when sick looking at there store. One after sometime came back to life, new polyps coming out. I'm surprise, I have another one bad condition, hoping it will make it eventually. I have some Scleronephthya, doing really good. 3 sulfur denitrators to keep nitrates low. LOL. And my special luxur, from the tree of algae. Thanks
     
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    I have kept the dendronephthya for about two months.
    I keep it in ULNS system.
    I use carbon dosing, Purigen and Rowa .
     
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    That's great, I have thread about raising them, with some pictures. Check it out

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    Nice pic.
    I also like Scleronephthya.
    Its polyps is bigger than Dendronephthya.
    It is easier than dendronephthya ,isn't it?
     
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    IMO according to the feeding response ,I guess Dendronephthya need zooplankton
     
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