|Category: LPS (Large Polyp Stony)
Common Name: Neon Green Duncan Coral
Scientific Name: Duncanopsammia axifuga
Specimen Size: This is a large frag approximately 2″ tall x 2.5″ across with 4 polyps
Origination: RC aquacultured frag
Entry Updated: 1/1/2017
Duncan corals are fairly new in the hobby and come from deeper waters and therefore prefer lower light levels.
Color ranges from a light brown to neon green. Duncan coral polyps grow on branching stalks.
They are an easy coral to keep and fairly undemanding in their requirements. Duncan corals are photosynthetic, but will thrive better and grow faster if fed meaty foods such as mysis shrimp regularly which they greedily eat. We feed our Duncan corals several times a week.
As is the case with all stony corals, attention needs to be paid to maintaining proper Calcium and Alkalinity levels in the reef tank for proper skeletal development as noted on the right.
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Quick Care Notes
ReefCorner Living Conditions for this specimen:
Lighting: Low intensity 10 hrs/day using ReefCorner Captive Reef LED Lighting
PAR: 50-70 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: moderate non-laminar flow
Food: Feeding small meaty foods 1-2 times a week.
Temperature: 77 - 80
Specific Gravity: 1.025 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 9-10 dKH
pH: 8.15 - 8.35
Nitrates, Phosphates, Silicates = 0
General Care Requirements:
Care Level: Easy. Duncan corals are very hardy once acclimated and provided with the proper lighting and water flow.
Lighting: Low to moderate
Water flow: Low to moderate
Placement: On sand bed or low on rock work. In brightly lit tanks, place under overhang to avoid giving too much light.
Aggressiveness: Peaceful. Does not have strong stinging capability but will need some room for growth.
Water Parameters: Stony corals require that water quality is kept high and the following parameters are monitored and maintained to within the tolerable bounds:
Specific Gravity: 1.024 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 8dKH - 12dKH
Calcium: 400ppm or above
Magnesium: 1250ppm or above
pH: 8.0 - 8.4
For more care information, go to our Reef Database Entry