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Sun Coral Placement


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    dlhirst - Reefkeeper
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    I have noticed that my sun corals are quick to open as soon as the pumps are turned off for feeding time. Is this a Pavlovian reaction, or are they better placed in zero current?

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    do they open before you feed when the pumps are off or during the feeding process? not to sure but i know that when i turn my pumps off my fish dart to the surface but i wasnt to sure that sun coral had the same feelings. maybe someone else can chime in

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    Jstadler - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Mine starts to open at the same time every night, right before feeding time, while the pumps are still on. I was told by the staff at Preuss that it would learn my feeding schedule and start opening then or just before.


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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Mine always opened up in the mornings when we target fed them.
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    dlhirst - Reefkeeper
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    This colony opens ~ the same time each night, but ALWAYS seems to be triggered by the water movement stopping... feeding only begins when the water movement has stopped. I have noticed too that they are open AT night, or rather - early in the morning, when the tank is still dark, and the morning sun hasn't reached them yet...

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    Jstadler - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Mine stays open all night aswell, with or without my flow on.

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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Do you target feed them?
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    Jstadler - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Me? Yep everyday, about 30 min to 1.5 hrs after the fish.


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    They can be trained like any other animal. If you feed them at the same time they will open at that time. I vary my feeding times and include daylight hours just to keep them open.

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