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Old 02/08/2018, 12:45 AM   #1
Jamie2213
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Please help candy cane coral

Hi guys Iím new to reef keeping and I need some help with my candy coral I bought it on Saturday (5 days ago) and it seems to have a tube coming out of it and a hole in it I donít know whatís going on can anyone please help me out?


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Old 02/08/2018, 06:19 AM   #2
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Tubes are usually some sort of worm like a feather duster. After your lights are off for awhile and the room is dark, get a flash light and see if anything is coming out. Feather dusters are nothing to worry about.


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Old 02/08/2018, 08:45 AM   #3
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I agree. If you are to worried about it, just take it out of water, break off the tube and put it coral back in the water.
Be careful while breaking the tube. They are pretty fragile but can be razor sharp on the edges. You donít want to poke yr self.
Nice looking piece you got there.
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Old 02/08/2018, 08:46 AM   #4
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Meant to say, put coral back in the water. Not the tube


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Old 02/09/2018, 01:02 AM   #5
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Tubes are usually some sort of worm like a feather duster. After your lights are off for awhile and the room is dark, get a flash light and see if anything is coming out. Feather dusters are nothing to worry about.


Thanks! what do you guys think about the hole in the coral? Also I found a small crab/tuck looking thing on it today was really hard to get off I had to shake it in fresh water and poke it with a skewer to get it off


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Old 02/09/2018, 01:05 AM   #6
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Old 02/10/2018, 06:05 AM   #7
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I didn't see the hole but as long as it's in the stem and nothing is living in it I wouldn't worry about it.

I haven't seen a creature like that before, but I know I would kill it.


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Old 02/13/2018, 08:48 AM   #8
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Oh that looks like a pom pom crab. If so, they are fine to keep and very beautiful.




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