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Aquarium Care: Although this species has brown polyps, it does not contain symbiotic zooxanthellae, so it does not need light. Do not place it on rock. Inexperienced aquarists often make this mistake, and the Studeriotes then flops over and rapidly dies. It should be placed on the bottom in a thick sand or gravel layer where it will anchor itself with root-like tendrils. It will expand the polyparium and polyps when it receives strong water currents. Feed with Artemia nauplii, Daphnia, or pulverized food suspension when the polyps are expanded. In general this species does not thrive in captivity. Dedicated aquarists who take the time to feed it can grow this coral, however. It is hardy, ships well, and is very resistant to infections or injuries that can kill other types of soft corals. Avoid keeping large or nippy fishes with this coral that might discourage it from expanding and thus prevent it from feeding.

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The word aquarium originates from the ancient Latin language, aqua meaning water and the suffix rium meaning place or building. Aquariums are beautiful and look good anywhere! Home aquariums are becoming more and more popular, it is a hobby that many people are flocking too and fish shops are on the rise. Fish are generally easy to keep although do they need quite a bit of attention. Puppies and kittens were the typical pet but now fish are becoming more and more frequent in house holds. In recent years fish shops have noticed a great increase in the rise of people wanting to purchase aquariums and fish, the boom has been great for local shops as the fish industry hasnt been such a great industry before now.

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