• Name:

    Duncan Coral

  • Family: Dendrophylliidae
  • Species: Duncanopsammia
  • Scientific Name: Duncanopsammia sp
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General info about Duncan Coral

Duncanopsammia are tall and standing corals. They have a columnar type of exoskeleton where each of their polyp are located terminally or at the end. Each of its polyps has a single set of mouth located at the center. They can take several lifeforms and shapes over its lifetime where the bushy form is the most common.

This are the water parameters for cultivating Duncan Coral:

  • Calcium: 400 - 450 ppm
  • Alkalinity: 2.86 - 3.93 MEQ/L (8 - 11 dKH)
  • Phosphates: 0
  • Magnesium: 1200 - 1350
  • Strontium: 8 -10
  • Temperature: 72° - 78° F (22° - 26° C)
  • Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
  • pH: 8.1 - 8.4

Diet & Nutrition

Duncan Corals are classified as azooxanthellate. Meaning, they DO NOT have the symbiotic zooxanthellae that can possibly give them nourishment. With this, they get their nourishment by the absoprtion of nutirents in the water. We do recommend supplemental feeding by adding mysis and brine shrimp in the water.

Determining Sex

A mature tank is highly recommended in propagating Duncan Corals. They need to be set at the bottom portion of the tank where lighting and flow rate are in moderation.

Breeding & Spawning

Duncan Coral requires low lighting and moderate waterflow.

Origination

Duncan Coral can be found in the waters of the Western and Central regions of the Pacific Ocean. They are classified as a threatened species under appendix II of the CITES list, which mean that their international trade is monitored.

Acclimation Process

Since Duncan Coral is a marine species, salinity must be entirely maintained at 1.023 to 1.025 specific gravity.

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Name Species Family Scientific Name More Detail Added by
Duncan Coral Duncanopsammia Dendrophylliidae Duncanopsammia sp

Duncanopsammia are tall and standing corals. They have a columnar type of exoskeleton where each of their polyp are located terminally or at the end. Each of its polyps has a single set of mouth located at the center. They can take several lifeforms and shapes over its lifetime where the bushy form is the most common.

This are the water parameters for cultivating Duncan Coral:

  • Calcium: 400 - 450 ppm
  • Alkalinity: 2.86 - 3.93 MEQ/L (8 - 11 dKH)
  • Phosphates: 0
  • Magnesium: 1200 - 1350
  • Strontium: 8 -10
  • Temperature: 72° - 78° F (22° - 26° C)
  • Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
  • pH: 8.1 - 8.4
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