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Duncanops Coral  aka Duncan Coral- Single Head | Duncanopsammia axifuga
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Duncanops Coral  aka Duncan Coral- Single Head | Duncanopsammia axifuga
Duncanops Coral  aka Duncan Coral- Single Head | Duncanopsammia axifuga
Duncanops Coral  aka Duncan Coral- Single Head | Duncanopsammia axifuga
Duncanops Coral  aka Duncan Coral- Single Head | Duncanopsammia axifuga
Duncanops Coral  aka Duncan Coral- Single Head | Duncanopsammia axifuga
Duncanops Coral  aka Duncan Coral- Single Head | Duncanopsammia axifuga
Duncanops Coral  aka Duncan Coral- Single Head | Duncanopsammia axifuga
Duncanops Coral  aka Duncan Coral- Single Head | Duncanopsammia axifuga
Duncanops Coral  aka Duncan Coral- Single Head | Duncanopsammia axifuga
Duncanops Coral  aka Duncan Coral- Single Head | Duncanopsammia axifuga
Duncanops Coral  aka Duncan Coral- Single Head | Duncanopsammia axifuga
Duncanops Coral  aka Duncan Coral- Single Head | Duncanopsammia axifuga
Duncanops Coral  aka Duncan Coral- Single Head | Duncanopsammia axifuga
Duncanops Coral  aka Duncan Coral- Single Head | Duncanopsammia axifuga

Duncanops Coral aka Duncan Coral- Single Head | Duncanopsammia axifuga

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Australian Duncan Coral (Duncanopsammia axifuga), often referred to as the Whisker Coral commonly found in the depths of Northern and western Australia and the South China Sea. Previously uncommon to the United States, this beautiful coral specimen is now captive-grown in our Aquaculture Coral and Marine Life Facility. They have been described as a bizarre oddity combination of euphylliad and zoanthid coral. The Australian Duncan Coral are Large-Polyped Scleractinians of the genus Duncanopsammia. Although they have been a stable of salt water aquariums all over the world they are a relatively newcomer to the hobbyists here in the US. A large colony can fetch a premium price, a single head is more affordable and can quickly grow into its own new colony.

Colonies that are formed from long, tubular corallites with stunning neon green oral discs. This coral boasts lively purple tentacles that retract when disturbed, but otherwise remain extended day and night. The brood supply for these frags were acquired from a few of the first imports of Australian corals shipped to the United Sates.

The Duncan Coral tentacles are equipped with rows of stinging cells called nematocysts, that produce a clammy sensation when touched. Each individual polyp resembles a miniature sea anemone, particularly the giant green anemone, even though the coral's diameter can only reach a diameter of roughly 1 inch (2.5 cm). The polyp can open and contract depending on stimuli; for example, creating a strong current will stimulate the polyps to close, and leaving the polyp under the correct lighting and temperatures will generally encourage it to open.

This coral is very easy to care for, and requires a feeding 3-4 times a week, it thrives with a consistent diet of enriched mysis, reefroid, brine and cyclopeeze shrimp. It is also beneficial to add calcium, strontium and other trace elements to the water column.

The coral stands tall, growing columnar skeletons with terminal polyps. On the top of each coral head, each polyp has a single mouth set in the center of a fluorescent green oral disc. Below the tentacular crown, which is roughly one inch in diameter, the Duncan coral features a velvety-looking coenosarc that connects all the heads of the colony.

As the colony of Duncan Corals grow, it takes on several looks throughout its lifespan. As the coral grow it takes on a domed, bushy appearance, somewhat similar to the Hammer Coral in that the tentacular crown fills in the space between themselves with new heads and densely packed tentacles.

Given time to mature and grow, the Duncan Coral branch out forming a visually stunning display providing an appearance of a continuous aquatic mat, much like an underwater meadow.

The Duncan Coral generally prefers to inhabit an established salt water aquarium. The ideal a temperature for the Duncan Coral is between 75 to 80 ° F (24 to 27 ° C). These corals, like most LPS corals, need moderate to high lighting to support proper photosynthesize.

Customer Reviews
Scott Bradley of Lancaster Ca
Duncan
I got this Duncan coral today, There is three Heads on the frag plug. It opened beautifully in about two hours. highly recomened this one, The price is well worth it
Rebecca B of Lakewood, CO
Duncan coral
Wow!! Very stunning,I received it yesterday and within an hour of putting in tank it opened up. Ordering from R2G has become addicting. I have received numerous nice and healthy animals from them! And the pods are out of this world!
chris of indianapolis
duncan
Awesome coral very healthy nd opened as soon as it was acclimated. I fed it after two days. Truly amazing coral. Great customer service
Ryan of Santa Rosa, CA
Duncan Coral
One of my favorite corals! Came so healthy and opened right up. Next day was eating mysis. Now (a couple months later), has 4 new baby heads forming.
Joey G of MS
Duncan coral
I bought three heads on 9/23/13. It came in perfect condition with a baby head, for a total of four heads. Three months later, I have three more baby heads! Perfectly packaged and shipped... you can't beat R2G!!!
isaac of Kingman Az
WOW!!!
just awesome was fully opened when i got it!
Dominic of Pearland Texas
My last minute pick
It turned out - *** STUNNING ***
Brian G. of Lexington, KY
Duncan Coral
I had bought one in early June of 2013. It had two heads. It opened up the day after i placed it in my tank. The Heads opened up to a nice size, about two inches with full extension. Now ( September 13) there are a total of six heads. It is an awesom coral. Sofar everything i got fom reefs2go has been awesome. everything arrived healthy and grows like crazy.
Josh of Wv
Duncan coral
Got one 2 months ago and it has 6 heads in it now and i dont feed it. It is just a beautiful coral everyone should have one of them in there tank.
Terry Beavers of Bluefield WV
Duncan coral
Purchased two heads. Now they have split into about seven heads. A must have coral.
JR Nimeskern of Washington, NC
Duncans
These guys look really great! I bought 2 and they sent me 2 frags of 2. Great customer service and they really try there best to satisfy the customer. I was worried when ordering for the first time online, but I have since placed 6 orders over the past few months because I feel more comfortable buying from Reefs2Go than my LFS
Bob B of Williamsburg, Va
Duncans coral
Don't miss out on these! Mine is absolutely stunning. Better than the pictures. Ordered 4 heads,but had a small extra head coming under on of the big ones. One of my all time favorites.
JD of IL
Favorite coral!
These are some of my favorite coral. Purchased a single stalk from Reefs2Go back in May 2012. That one stalk now has 7 heads that have grown off the single head. I also picked up a 4 stalk piece last month and it too is already sprouting new heads. Whisker coral are very nice looking and will do very well under t5 lighting (place in the substrate or low in the tank - they don't seem to need a ton of light and are very tolerant to med/heavy flow). I feed each head every 1-2 days using shrimp p...
George of Chicago
Healthy
Came and I could barely see it, but opened up 12 hours after acclimation. Beautiful as can be!
Emily of Texas
Worth it and so much more!!!
I order a frag with two heads and was absolutely blown away by the size and color. Ordered another single head because I liked it so much and I was not disappointed! The original piece already has a third head, and the second has two little polyps sprouting. These are stunning!
Cheryl of Maine
Duncan
I paid for a single, got a qua