About the OGA Duncan Aquacultured Coral
Care Level: Easy
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Filter Feeder
Minimum Tank Size: 10 Gallons
Lighting: Moderate to High
The Duncan coral is pure Classic! An easy bet to be in every reef tank with their ease of growth, massive polyps bright color and tons of waving tentacles to dance in your flow it’s easy to see why. Duncan corals are also known to be an indicator coral for your reef as they seem to react to change in a visual manner that’s easy to pick out and can be a great line of defense to notice and get to testing before things get out of hand. These corals love a good feeding as well and can be readily spot fed off meaty foods such as frozen mysis and brine or even coral foods such as reef chili or coral delight.
The tabling Duncan has a growth pattern of a “shelf” like coral growing large plates that have many individual heads that sprout from them. The heads on this coral will tend to be a bit closer to one another than in the “branching variety”.
The branching Duncan has, as you might figure, a more tree branching style of growth like branching hammers and trumpet corals. While growing out as frags you’ll notice nice branches form and as they grow to be larger specimens, they will take on a spherical look. Because of the distance between each branch being larger in general than their tabling variety, they will also tend to have slightly larger polyps to fill in that space.