Duncanopsammia
Duncanopsammia axifuga

Care Level

Medium

Placement

Fore Ground

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

Yes

Plant Safe

No

Max Size

Less than 2"

Minimum Tank Size

20 gallon

Color

Blue, Green, Purple, White

Diet

Filter Feeder

Water Conditions

Basic (8.2-8.5 pH), Salinity (1.022-1.025 specific gravity), High Water Hardness (8-12 dKH), 72-80 degrees Fahrenheit

Description


General: The Green Polyp Duncan (Duncanopsammia axifuga) naturally occupy sandy territories surrounding the deeper reefs of northern Australia. Being in sand allows the Duncanopsammia to easily propagate, while maintaining an ample amount of livingspace. The Green Duncan Polyp prefer a relatively low amounts of current, and light. They should be kept away from aggressive coral, and occasionally provided with brine shrimp. Although this coral utilizes photosynthetic zooxanthellae, the Green Duncan Polyp will also benefit from weekly target feeding.

Temperament: The Green Duncan Polyp are typically a peaceful coral, and mix well with invertebrates. It is often best to maintain a six to twelve inch space between Zoanthus, and other potentially aggressive coral.

Aquarium Diet: Filter feeding corals with the addition of various species of plankton, as well as other microscopic food particles naturally present within cycled aquaria, will promote accelerated growth rates.


Author: Grant Stevens