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Caulastrea furcata
Candy Coral, Candycane Coral, Trumpet Coral

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Candy Coral - Caulastrea_furcata_2.jpg (38kb)
Photo Credit: Pavel Koutny

Name: Caulastrea furcata
Care CurrentLighting
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Easy Medium Medium

Comment

I have had a candy coral for approximately 6 months. My tank is 200 L, and I have a large variety of coral, several large clams, 2 clown fish, a couple of anemones, and some crustaceans. I have had very good luck with my candy coral. I do also have 440 Watt lighting with 2 actinic lights, and two white lights. Perhaps this is the cause of my success. The candy coral is really beautiful, and has all these little tentacles that come out when it is feeding. It has grown significantly since I acquired it, and is now about 20 cm across, and 13 cm up. I did make the mistake of putting it too close to another coral, and it died back where it was in contact. It did heal, and I now keep it far enough from other corals.

Contributed by Camille
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This coral is for those who are ready to graduate from soft corals. It is a great beginner of the LPS family. My only complications when I got it was air bubbles trapped in the tissues. I think it was getting to much light, and couldn't release the oxygen produced fast enough. This coral sucks up calcium like no tomorrow, and can really pack it away when it comes to feeding. If I did not regulate how much they eat, I'm sure they would ask for 5ths. Also it is very resilient. It can withstand a range of conditions.

Contributed by deon doxie
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This coral is for those who are ready to graduate from soft corals. It is a great beginner of the LPS family. My only complications when I got it was air bubbles trapped in the tissues. I think it was getting too much light, and couldn't release the oxygen produced fast enough. This coral sucks up calcium like no tomorrow, and can really pack it away when it comes to feeding. If I did not regulate how much they eat, I'm sure they would ask for 5ths. Also it is very resilient. It can withstand a range of conditions.

Contributed by Deon Doxie

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