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Care Level for Duncan Coral (Duncanopsammia axifuga)
Ease of Care: Easy to Moderate. Duncan corals are generally hardy and tolerant, making them a good choice for beginners and experienced reef hobbyists alike.
Lighting: Moderate. They thrive under moderate lighting but can adapt to various lighting conditions.
Water Flow: Moderate. A moderate flow is beneficial for Duncan corals, as it helps to deliver food to their polyps and keep them clean.
Water Parameters: Maintain stable water parameters within the typical marine aquarium range: specific gravity of 1.025-1.026, pH around 8.1-8.4, and temperatures between 76°F and 80°F.
Dietary Needs: Duncan corals are primarily photosynthetic but respond well to supplemental feeding.
Recommended Foods: They enjoy meaty foods like mysis shrimp and brine shrimp, as well as prepared foods formulated for LPS corals.
Feeding Frequency: Feeding 2-3 times a week is beneficial, especially if the tank lighting is not very intense.