Duncan Corals are members of the Dendrophyllidae Family. They are characterized by their disc-shaped body and short, purple or green tentacles that they can quickly retract into their skeleton. Duncans are large polyp stony (LPS) corals that have gained popularity in the US these past few years. Duncan Corals are friendly, easy to care for, and grow pretty quickly. What's not to love? I would recommend one to any Reef Chaser.
When placing your Duncan Coral, it's good to consider lighting and water flow. Duncans can acclimate to low to moderate lighting. We recommend 100-150 PAR. Duncans also need some movement. Moderate water flow is suggested. Good movement promotes good health.
Through their symbiotic relationship with a photosynthetic algae, known as zooxanthellae, they receive many of their nutrients. They also filter-feed on the nutrients in the water column. It is a good idea to provide them with additional foods like microplankton or other foods designed for filter-feeding invertebrates.
Duncans are peaceful. They get along well with most corals and other invertebrates. Duncan Corals do not have any natural defenses, so put this sweetheart coral in a safe space and watch its joyful dance.