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Candy Cane Coral
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Candy Cane Coral (Caulastrea furcata)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Green, Tan
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Aquacultured, Tonga
Family Faviidae
Lighting Moderate
Supplements Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Waterflow Medium
Placement All
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Overview

The Caulastrea Candy Cane Coral is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral often referred to as the Trumpet, Torch, Candy, or Bullseye Coral. Its genus name, Caulastrea, comes from the Latin kaulos (stalk), and aster (star) describing its skeletal structure consisting of tubular stalks with stars on each tip. The plump circular polyps are vibrant green, yellow, or blue and brown, with the Candy Cane Coral from Tonga being a brilliant translucent green to teal and brown, and each tip is white. Under actinic light its colorful polyps will stand out from most other corals.

It is hardy and a relatively peaceful reef inhabitant, with very short sweeper tentacles. It requires moderate lighting and moderate water movement, along with the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.

It will benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of brine shrimp or micro-plankton.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/4" to 2-1/4"; Medium: 2-1/2" to 3-1/2"; Large: 4" to 5-1/4"; Aquacultured: 1/2" to 1-1/2"

Customer Testimonials

B O Coon Rapids , MN
We bought a medium size beautiful Candy Cane a few weeks ago. Last night we noticed three heads have already split into half, which means they are growing. In addition to regular food, Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements, we recommend to feed the coral a piece of “mysis shrimp" during the night when each head has long tentacles.
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