How do you feed a long tentacle plate coral?

September 14, 2020 Off By idswater

How do you feed a long tentacle plate coral?

Feeding & Nutrition The Long Tentacle Plate Coral should be fed micro-plankton or brine shrimp 2 to 3 times a week. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.

Do you feed a plate coral?

Feeding. Fungia Plate corals are photosynthetic, meaning they have zooxanthellae that help them get some nutrition from the lights above your tank. They will thrive in your tank if fed brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, or any similarly sized meaty or coral food when their polyps are fully extended.

Can plate corals move?

Plate Corals can move around and flip themselves over if they happen to be upside down. They can also I bury themselves if the sand gets on them.

Can plate corals touch?

Also, while plate corals don’t seem to mind touching other plate corals, and can often be found in huge aggregations in the wild, they generally won’t like being touched by other corals.

How do plate corals reproduce?

They can reproduce in a very unusual way at times, via the production of things called anthocauli. Aside from that, plate corals can also reproduce sexually by spawning, spewing out sperm and eggs in to surrounding waters, and can form polyp buds as a second means of asexual reproduction, too.

Can a plate coral be kept in a tank?

As for care requirements, plate corals are pretty similar. Overall, I would say that plate corals are easy large polyp stony corals to keep and they can adapt to a wide variety of tank conditions. The only one I personally avoid is Heliofungia or the long tentacle plate coral.

What kind of food do plate corals need?

When it comes to feeding, plate corals can capture zooplankton on the reef, but there typically isn’t much of that in an aquarium. So, you can give them a little food if you think a plate isn’t getting what it needs.

Why are plate corals not the most aggressive corals?

Given their ability to move short distances, provide plenty of room away from other corals on the substrate that they may touch. Plate corals are not the most aggressive corals, but they can do battle with other corals they come in contact with and you really want to avoid aggression issues whenever possible.

How big do plate corals get at full size?

In fact, some can grow to well over a foot in diameter at full size. However, despite their potential to get big, they still have relatively short tentacles that are often kept out of sight during the day.