• Name:

    Pink Duncan

  • Family: Dendrophylliidae
  • Species: Duncanopsammia
  • Scientific Name: Duncanopsammia axifuga
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General info about Pink Duncan

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.

For the Pink Duncan, they are predominatly colored yellow orange. This are the water parameters for cultivating Pink Duncan:

  • 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

Pink Duncan 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 Pink Duncan. They need to be set at the bottom portion of the tank where lighting and flow rate are in moderation.

Breeding & Spawning

Pink Duncan requires low lighting and moderate waterflow.

Origination

Pink Duncan 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 Pink Duncan 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
Pink Duncan Duncanopsammia Dendrophylliidae Duncanopsammia axifuga

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.

For the Pink Duncan, they are predominatly colored yellow orange. This are the water parameters for cultivating Pink Duncan:

  • 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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