Do Candy Cane corals flow?
Candy Canes generally do best when placed in areas with moderate flow & lighting, however they can be slowly acclimated to accept either lower or higher lighting & flow.
Is my candy cane coral splitting?
yep it’s splitting alright. Leave it alone and you will have 2 heafs in no time.
Do Candy Cane corals need to be fed?
They do get some of the food and energy they need from the light because they have symbiotic zooxanthellate, but like most LPS corals, the candy cane coral also should be fed a few times a week with small particles of a meaty saltwater fish or coral food.
Are Candy Cane corals aggressive?
Are Candy Cane Corals Considered Aggressive? Candy Cane corals do have sweeper tentacles that could sting a coral. With that said, the Candy Cane sweeping tentacles are very short and could only affect corals located extremely close to them.
Why is my candy cane coral turning white?
If they are old, then the spectrum has changed and could be bleaching them. If they are new bulbs, you have to acculmate them to light or they will bleach. If the shroom and candy are close enough they could have chemical warfare.
How fast does candy cane coral grow?
Mine grew very slowly under CF lighting. I used to feed it like crazy, had good flow, and god calcium and magnesium. It went from 2 heads to 7 or 8 in about 18 months.
How fast do Trumpet corals grow?
IME they seem pretty slow, maybe 2 to 3 months for the whole process. But it will seem faster the more heads you get.
What do you feed candy cane corals?
Like many other LPS, candy cane corals can be fed a mix of meaty foods such as mysis or krill. Here at Tidal Gardens we do not go out of our way to spot feed these corals, but it can be accomplished easily. Candy canes open up and extend feeding tentacles when they detect food in the water.
Where should I place candy cane coral?
To begin with, we recommend that you place your Candy Cane corals in a shaded, low-flow area of your aquarium and then slowly move them to your preferred location over a period of several weeks. If the corals’ polyps retreat, move the Candy Canes lower down in the tank where the lighting is more subdued.
Why is my candy cane coral not opening up?
If you don’t see the feeding tentacles extended, it is worth checking out the tank, after dark, to see if the coral opens up then, or if the tentacles can be coaxed out by feeding. If you literally never see the feeding tentacles, this may be a sign of stress. Close up of Candy cane coral feeding polyps.
What should I Feed my candy cane coral?
When feeding a Candy Cane coral, you should consider some tips. First of all, you should feed them frequently, with small pieces of fresh marine food or coral food. Brine and Mysis shrimps are a recommended food. Feeding a couple to several times a week will be fine.
How big does a candy cane coral get?
A healthy candy cane coral colony (say that tongue-twister 5 times in a row) will create additional branches as it grows. They are considered to be large polyp stony corals.