Acan Question

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  1. Michael B

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    Hi All,

    May sound like a silly question, but a real newbie still.

    If I buy two or three different acan corals, can I put each colony next to each other - will they sting each other, even if different colour acans etc

    Any & all advice welcome please

    Cheers
    Michael B
     
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  3. Slummies

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    can i add to that question.. if the colonies collide.. will they bring about different colors?
     
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    I think they can sting other corals with their sweeper tentacles, if the colonies 'collide' nothing will change colour, if you want the colour to change, try different spectrum of lighting
     
  5. Slummies

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    i got to disagree. their tentacles will not sting other corals and i would not call them "sweeping". if anything, keep it away from corals that are aggressive
     
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    Those tentacles that come out at night man, I think theyre called sweeper tentacles....:p my little acan stings zoas but not shrooms and things
     
  7. Michael B

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    Morning folks & thanks for the feedback - what I really want to know is, can different Acan colonies be put next to each other (touching) to creat a Acan "garden: so to speak?
     
  8. Slummies

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    yeah that fine. if you go on Reef Central and search Acan tank you will find some nice threads
     
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    I need to get more acans:p
     
  10. viper357

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    Yes you can, that is fine, although you still need to bear in mind that they do need a bit of space to grow, I had 2 different acans which were touching each other and no harm was done to either of them. Here's some pics I found on the net...:)

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    Viper dude how did you get into my house and take these pics of my frag tank without anyone noticing ??????
     
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    Not my fault if you keep leaving your back door unlocked. :whistling:
     
  13. Slummies

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    check how red the acan is in the middle right at the bottom.

    there is a beaut of a 1 for R500 at a lfs in town
     
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    Wow is it like the size of a R2 coin though
     
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    WOW - thanks a million everyone (those pics & tanks are awesome)

    Really appreciate the input
     
  16. Slummies

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    nope.. around 20 odd heads buck so good looking.. but i would rather have a swallowtail angel:)
     
  17. Michael B

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    Just an update - the two Acan colonies are doing great & having them in the same area looks awesome (thanks again for all the info)
     
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