what's up with my candy cane?

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  1. Raven

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    Hi,
    What is going on with my candy cane?

    I have 4 frags in my tank (have it for over a year).
    About two days ago I've noticed two of the buds on this one frag have some white marks on it...

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    Ok - it's not so clear on this pic.
    When I feed they still extend polips - so they're still feeding...

    This coral is moved to a new location about a week or two ago...
     
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  3. Nsteyn

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    Auch, not nice Raven, I am not the person to ask, but will tag along to learn :D
    Any Aiptasia near those guys maybe?
     
  4. Raven

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    yip - there are - but not that close to touch'em.
     
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    what are u feeding them,how often and are lights on when u feed?
     
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    Any Euphyllia in the nearby area where their sweeper tentacles could have belted him?
     
  7. Raven

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    Feeding a frozen seafood mix and spirulina.
    yip - the lights are on when feeding - they do open to feed.


    Yip - about 5-7cm from it...
    So doubt it is it...
     
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    Tagging along
     
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    Sweeper Tentacles can get very long dude,

    On my bubble coral (which is NOT known for long sweepers), i get about 4-5cm extension.

    Its quite likely the Euphyillia is whacking it, keep an eye on it
     
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    Dude, my sweepers on my hammer are like 10-15cm

    Poiro, Im with you, my bubble could streeeetch
     
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    +1 on the Euphylia. Swepper tentacles on mine are 1.5 x or more the length of the normal ones. I've noticed that they can aim at specific neighbors, my green hammer just hates a mushroom that moved next to it and has now three tentacles that are constantly stinging the shroom.
     
  12. Raven

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    ok - some good news for me (or so I hope).
    It is not "burn" marks, but rather it looks like some kind off eggs...
    I took the coral out to see what's going for what when I've noticed that the white marks actually looks like eggs.
    I've managed to brush some off, but left the rest in place for now.

    Any ideas what kind of eggs it can be?
     
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    Do you have any local snails ?
     
  14. Raven

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    Yip,
    I might have one snail left in the tank - I normally don't see him.
    Sometimes weeks will pass without seeing it.
     
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    Can you get a better pic of the coral now?, we can try to ID the eggs for you
     
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