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Old 05-10-2010, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I started out with a candy cane that had maybe 6 or 7 head on it and I've had it probably 10 months now. The first 7 months It looked ok but never grew. All of a sudden in the past couple months it's growing like crazy. I counted 19 heads last night and about 3 of those are splitting. My GSP isn't even growing that fast. My zoas are growing slow in comparison as well. Is this normal? Is there anything I should know such as will they overcrowd each other? Will they somehow spread onto my rocks or will they grow more skeleton? I bought it thinking it would be pretty but never expected this to happen lol.
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It will grow more skeleton. You can always frag it by cutting the skeleton and gluing it up on rock.
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i wish i could help u kam but i just got my candy cane,and so far this coral is just awsome,so ill let u know as time goes by if i get the same results.
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Thanks Murf and FK.
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Because everybody loves pictures...

I'll see if I can find an old picture of it but here it is in it's current state and I've noticed about half of them are actually splitting. Sorry for the crappy phone pic.
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They extend tentacles after the lights go out. 30 minutes into the "night" you can feed them individually with frozen mysids, they love it and respond with multiple new polyps.

I've fragged both green trumpets and purple candy canes recently with a dremel. Man, these things stink like hell when being sliced.
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They extend tentacles after the lights go out. 30 minutes into the "night" you can feed them individually with frozen mysids, they love it and respond with multiple new polyps.

I've fragged both green trumpets and purple candy canes recently with a dremel. Man, these things stink like hell when being sliced.
+ 1 mine are trained to feed with the juice, and now have splits on my 2 heads that I origionally got .... Puff can you post pics of your purple candy cane ??? They are not a common color from what I understand ...
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I believe they are fairly common, here are some pics. These were fragged few weeks ago and are sitting on a frag shelf close to the top when they can be fed (when I remember to do that)



With flash

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cool they look green in the first pic ... Mine are always purple no matter the lighting no matter the flash ... and look like the last pic on the bottom constantly .... Those are sweet thanks for posting it for me !!
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LOL the Flash picture is like an X-Ray version. The flash from the camera is no more than 2" from the coral hence that effect.

The second picture is exactly what a human being would see.
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COOL I need some more of those
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