This video has great pointers and care times for the Acan corals! Acans need to be fed quite often and with mysis and similarly sized foods. The video will show how to propagate and how to feed them. Soft corals can produce toxins that can inhibit and possibly kill your Acan, so use Poly Filter or Purigen to keep the chemical war to a minimum!
This is a short video that gives a quick glimpse of the breathtaking colors that the Acan Lord can be found in! Their skeletal walls vary in height and the polyp or corallite centers are often a different color than the surrounding flesh. They are hungry corals, happy to eat mysis and similarly sized foods every other day! Squeezing some "juice" from the food over the colony will get them to open up and extend their tentacles, at which time you can directly feed them minced meat! They do not do well in strong lighting and need low to moderate light and moderate water flow.
Yet another reason to go EUPHYLLIA!!!! Not only will all the different species of Euphyllia get along, even touching each other, they will host willing clownfish! This gives the beauty of a symbiotic relationship right in your tank with the durability of a coral that looks like an anemone during the day! Feed daily with pieces of minced raw marine flesh and keep large softy populations that are noxious out of the tank, and you will be fragging your Euphyllia in no time!
This is a great video of both Black and Yellow or Orange Sun Corals in the Gulf of Mexico. They have happily attached themselves to an oil rig along. In 1943, the Sun Coral, T. coccinea, was introduced into Atlantic waters and have competed successfully for space with native coral. The Black Sun Coral, T. micranthus, is a recently introduced invasive species, discovered in 2010. They are not native to Atlantic waters, but are originally found in the Indo-Pacific.
Black Sun Corals are unlike their sun loving cousins! They are not restricted to areas of sunlight because they are non-symbiotic corals call azooxanthellate species. They are great for building reefs in the wild as a base coral, but need a lot of food to survive! This lack of need for light makes it so that they can live in water that is thousands of feet deep, live in caves and live in colder waters as well. Using the stinging cells on their tentacles they trap live prey in the wild. Feeding them daily.
The Blasto Coral, B. wellsi, is similar to other LPS when it comes to feeding. Typically anything larger than a grain of rice will be expelled. Sure, it LOOKS like your coral ate it, but it takes time for it to realized the food is too large and will take a while to expel the food. Meanwhile, you have walked away and thought it was all good! This video is a perfect example of what happens when our backs are turned! These corals come in amazing colors and command a high price!
Blasto Corals, B. wellsi, are often 3 to 4 times more expensive than their small cousins, B. merleti. This video is one reason why! The aqua cultured specimens have an insanely wide range of colors and their larger fleshy polyps, which are 2ce as large as B. merleti, make for a fantastic display! They are moderate to keep, needing at least 29 gallons with moderate light and low turbulent water movement. Some retailers offer one polyp or a colony.
The Alveopora genus has benn known to host clownfish if an anemone is not present. The clownfish likely provides the nutrients that this difficult coral needs. Alveopora corals are very peaceful and should be out of the reach of all other corals, as they will lose any war waged in closed systems. Minimum tank size should be 50 gallons and your aquarium needs to be at least 1 year old or more.