View Full Version : Duncans Not Eating.

04-22-2008, 2:53 PM
any advise on feeding duncans. ive tried turkey basting mysis

04-22-2008, 3:14 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.

04-22-2008, 3:36 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:

04-22-2008, 4:07 PM
lol and we can always count on you for that Mark :)

04-22-2008, 4:10 PM
Try feeding them some doughnuts:tongue:

04-22-2008, 7:17 PM
maybe some special brownies might make it hungry.

04-22-2008, 8:10 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.

04-22-2008, 8:23 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.

04-22-2008, 8:24 PM
i just got it on sat. should i feed with lights off?

04-22-2008, 10:16 PM
well, if its open i dont see a problem with that. but if its closed it wont eat. where did you buy it?

04-22-2008, 10:24 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.

04-22-2008, 11:37 PM
Just FYI, they don't NEED direct feedings. ;)

04-23-2008, 1:38 PM
im ging to give it another shot in 30 minuters my lights just came on.

04-23-2008, 3:19 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... :)

04-23-2008, 5:01 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.....