Duncan coral.. fact or fiction?

Duncan coral.. fact or fiction?

Postby KittyKat » 2008-11-17 19:44

I came across a number of references which state that Duncan corals (Duncanopsammia axifuga) can be grown without any sunlight but with extra feeding in the same way which sun corals are grown? The polyps are said to turn from green to white while the tentacles will have a more intense pink/red colour to them.
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Re: Duncan coral.. fact or fiction?

Postby Perfectblue » 2008-11-20 12:42

Duncanopsammia axifuga are very rare and expensive here in the United States. From my understanding they are very similar in requirements as sun coral. Low lighting is fine for these corals, however regular feeding is necessary. The only real problem I see is overfeeding especially in smaller tanks. Your best bet would be to feed the individual polyps directly. Remove any food that is not eaten.

Are you thinking of getting a Duncan coral or just curious?
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Re: Duncan coral.. fact or fiction?

Postby KittyKat » 2008-11-22 16:44

Well, I'm already holding one for a customer you see so I thought I'd try to find out a bit more about them as I quite like the look of them and can take a frag for myself if I want to :) (one of the job perks!) It is actually doing quite well and looks very impressive! At the moment I feed about 1/8 of a cube twice a week to the whole tank (for the animals in there as much as the corals) and it's been getting that. Aye, they are £4 wholesale a head here.. so about £10 a head retail which is quite a lot! Luckily for me the guy at the wholesaler is quite nice so let me have 6 heads for £12 :) Normally something like that would be too expensive for me though lol
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Re: Duncan coral.. fact or fiction?

Postby Perfectblue » 2008-11-25 23:39

Sounds like a good deal to me. They are very nice looking coral.
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Re: Duncan coral.. fact or fiction?

Postby KittyKat » 2008-11-26 15:35

That they are! I have also found out that they are quite nasty to other corals as one of the crabs knocked a mushroom rock over onto it and I came back to a rock covered in mush with only one or two mushrooms left alongside a few feet. Luckily it's recovering quite well!
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Re: Duncan coral.. fact or fiction?

Postby Perfectblue » 2008-12-05 05:05

KittyKat wrote:That they are! I have also found out that they are quite nasty to other corals as one of the crabs knocked a mushroom rock over onto it and I came back to a rock covered in mush with only one or two mushrooms left alongside a few feet. Luckily it's recovering quite well!


They sell aquarium safe epoxy, which can be used for attaching live rock together so nothing falls over. Many people use it when creating elaborate rock structures. It can also be used to attach coral frags to live rock.
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Re: Duncan coral.. fact or fiction?

Postby KittyKat » 2009-01-04 22:25

I do have some of that, but I'm still rearranging and moving things around, unsure of how I want it to look once it's finished! Also as I am soon moving the tanks, it would be impractical if I couldn't pull everything apart for transportation :)
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Re: Duncan coral.. fact or fiction?

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