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    i just bought a nice chile coral. where would be the best placement for it? from what i have read they will do under diferent lighting. i have a 150 mh with actinics that it will be under. thanks for the help

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    they should be in shaded area since they are not photosynthetic. they require low to moderate water flow and they need to be spot fed or they will slowly die. good luck
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    I can't figure out what a chili coral is, can you guys point me in the right direction?
    Is it the chili sponge?
    I looked for images, and saw one guy calling his devil's hand leather a "chili coral."
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    Best place for a chili coral is the ocean...or the wastebasket. These corals do not do well in captivity. They are non-photosynthetic and require shade, which makes it diffcult for direct feeding, which is required.
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    If you can place it in a spot that naturally brings food to it that would help. I agree with others though, unless you are incredibly devoted to feeding this coral it will not survive. That was my experience anyhow.
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    Moe, this WAS my Chili:

    http://216.235.242.50/forums/showthr...ighlight=chili

    Unfortunately it died - I agree with what everyone said above - they are very difficult to maintain in captivity. Ideally they want to be in shade hung upside down (which mine was), but I didn't spot feed it and it eventually succumbed to the dreaded cyano attack.

    Good luck with yours.

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    If you have a healthy fuge try putting it there - plenty of natural food, easier to direct feed and lower lighting. My sun corals love it there.
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    I had one for a couple years that hung, upside down, in a cave within my rockwork. It also happened to be an area that due to the flow of the power heads, received a lot of nutrients/build up of detritus. I used to siphon from that spot when I did water changes.

    The coral did well for a couple years until I got more into the stony side of things. At that point, I reduced my feedings, fishload etc. and it eventually withered and melted away.

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    Anyone know the genus or species of this coral?
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    Genus: Alcyonium
    Origin: Indo-Pacific
    Light: Very Low
    Water Flow: Medium
    Placement: Low (under overhangs..best upside down)
    Tank Conditions: 72-78&#176;F; sg 1.023-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4; dKH 8-12
    Aggressiveness: None
    Compatibility: Very Passive
    Color Variations: Red - Orange
    Feeding: Filter feeder - non photosynthetic

    Most often showing polyp extension after the photoperiod. Greatly appreciates spot feeding with a bulb or baster. Same foodstuffs you'd feed your zoanthids etc.

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