How do I feed my hammer coral?

alzika

In Memoriam
I only see hammer looking things coming out of it. I don't see any other tentacles that people have talked about.

Where do I squirt the food to feed him?
 

fish2

New member
this is how i feed most of my corals unless they have seperate mouths. i take a small cup with tank water mix my solutions in itand turn off protien skimmer.add a little bit in each corner where the powerheads are
 

brandonst878

Premium Member
I feed mine frozen mysis with a turkey baster. Make sure you turn off all of the pumps while feeding because it takes it a few minutes for them to eat. Mine is always happy after eating.
 

alzika

In Memoriam
I know where the mouth is...but where do I squirt the food with my turkey baster?

On the hammer polyps themselves? Or something else? I've heard stories of tentacles coming out, but I've never seen any.
 

Faviaphile

New member
Just direct a small amount of prepared food over the whole head- don't try to get it in the mouth. You might have to try a few food items before you get one that it really likes- mine really like mysis. As I squirt over it small pieces seem to stick to the 'hammers." Definetly turn off power heads and I usually dim all lights but actinics to keep pesky fish from trying to steal!
It takes them a little time but they do eat! A lot of people don't feed theirs at all and still keep them alive, but it is my opinion that evolution would never have given them a mouth that large if it weren't beneficial for them to eat with it!
Good luck, it's really cool to watch them eat.
 
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