View Full Version : Duncans Not Eating.


MarkL
04-22-2008, 3:53 PM
any advise on feeding duncans. ive tried turkey basting mysis

glxtrix
04-22-2008, 4:14 PM
For an LPS not to eat is extremely weird. Are you feeding it with no pumps on? Low to no water circulation while feeding is best.

flyingarmy
04-22-2008, 4:36 PM
If Duncan is not eating he doesn't get desert! I'd make him stay at the table till he's finished!

Good luck getting them to eat....I have no advice on that issue, just asinine humor!:confused2:

glxtrix
04-22-2008, 5:07 PM
lol and we can always count on you for that Mark :)

johnr2604
04-22-2008, 5:10 PM
Try feeding them some doughnuts:tongue:

MarkL
04-22-2008, 8:17 PM
maybe some special brownies might make it hungry.

Amici
04-22-2008, 9:10 PM
There are multiple things you can do to entice feeding of LPS. I personally make up a lil batch of this and put it in my tank with all the lights off for about 20 minutes.

Seachem Amino Acid
Reef Chili
Combo Vital Blackpowder
Reef Vital DNA

I also squirt some frozen cyclopeez in the tank.

Then after that everything with tentacles has them out and I just squirt a mysis in each coral or polyp.

reefage518
04-22-2008, 9:23 PM
i have a duncan, and i first fed it a piece of squid with hemostats. now i feed it a small piece of krill daily. i just very carefully touch the tentacles of the polyp with the food item. if i touch it with the hemostat it will retract and drop the food. but when it grabs on to the food, which it does by touch, just gently release the food and it will eat it.

MarkL
04-22-2008, 9:24 PM
i just got it on sat. should i feed with lights off?

reefage518
04-22-2008, 11:16 PM
well, if its open i dont see a problem with that. but if its closed it wont eat. where did you buy it?

MarkL
04-22-2008, 11:24 PM
got it in a tank i got. everything else has eaten. ill try to lightley feed it.maybe the turkey baster is to strong.

Bleedingthought
04-23-2008, 12:37 AM
Just FYI, they don't NEED direct feedings. ;)

MarkL
04-23-2008, 2:38 PM
im ging to give it another shot in 30 minuters my lights just came on.

FutureInterest
04-23-2008, 4:19 PM
Mine will eat anything. Typically I feed them formula 1 pellets every few days as I want them to grow fast. I find that the pellets are easier for me to feed and they are not 95% water like some frozen foods. As such, I feel like the lps are getting more nutritional value.

It'd be nice to get some feedback though from the corals on what they prefer to eat... :)

glxtrix
04-23-2008, 6:01 PM
Mine corals tell me they like small children....but seeing my contact in the under ground market went missing, my tank has been short of what it really likes. Hope this doesn't effect the color and growth.....