Orange Fan Sponge

I got this small Orange Fan Sponge Coral in Pets At Home in Harrogate, i usually get the majority of my marine stuff from Cascade, then incase of an out break i can pin point the issue. But i sore this Orange Sponge Coral and it just looked so cool.

It turns out that the prettier your coral the more work and looking after they need. The Sponge coral is a filter feeder which in layman’s terms it takes its food from the water that passes over it. So it needs a good strong indirect flow so that its getting enough water passing on to it. Well i’ve  placed it near a Star Polyp which is always waving around so it should get a good flow.

Also it needs Nanno Phytoplankton (Nannochloropsis Phytoplankton) to feed on and i doubt my tank gets loads if any so i’m having to buy some, its not to expensive at £7 per 5ooml, that should be fed every day at around 10ml per daily dose. So it should last me around 7 weeks (if my maths is right), its recommended for it to be used within 10 weeks although it will freeze and last for upto 2 years.

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