Duncan (Duncanopsammia sp.)
Family: Dendrophyllidae (Stony Corals)
Habitat: Found in deeper reef zones on mud bottoms, comparatively rare
Light: Medium Water Flow: Low Space: 50+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: These corals have zooxanthellae which provide much of their nutrition. It is believed they also feed on microzooplankton and directly absorb some nutrients from the water.
Natural History: Duncanopsammia appear as soft-bodied anemones but they possess a skeleton with terminal corallites that have extended tentacles at all times. The tentacles obscure the skeleton below.
Husbandry: The Duncans have zooxanthellae but require heterotrophic nutrition to thrive, and will feed on all types of offered food. They are hardy and thrive well in an aquarium. Their large polyps easily hide their skeleton. Polyps can reach 1.75 inches across. They are adaptable to nearly any lighting condition but seem to prefer low water flow.
AKA: Whisker Coral
|© SeaScape Studio|
|Home > Library > Cnidaria > Stony Corals > Dendrophyllidae > Duncan <> [References]||Back|