Sun corals are to be recommended only to those reefkeepers willing to spend the extra time to target-feed each polyp with meaty foods like mysis. Although time consuming, it is well worth the effort to maintain sun corals, because they will reward the reefkeeper with a beautiful display when their polyps are fully extended. I have 4 right now (3 orange and 1 yellow) and each add great color and beauty to my reef tanks.
I have found sun corals to actually be extremely easy to keep. Out of all the corals that I own, the sun coral has thrived in my aquarium. I only spot feed them about 2-3 times a week, and it takes only a few minutes to do. I would recommend this coral to everyone!
My suncoral does fine under the metal halides. She even comes out during the day for feeding. She is in low/medium water current. She has doubled in size in 3 months time by feeding her cyclopeeze or homemade fishfood. Mysis is enjoyed as well. I feed her as much as she can take.
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