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SaltwaterTeen

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More :D I have a question on this candy cane pic, theres this one polyp on the right side, it seems to show its skeleton, is this guy dead or is it deflated, because the others have deflated if I touch them or something. How do I feed the hammer and candy cane? Do I just stick the food near their mouths? Or do I stick the food on the polyps?
 

mattseattle

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candy canes will send out little feeder tentacles. you just just use a turkey baster or something to blow a little food onto the tentacles and they'll eat that way. also candy canes are pretty hardy so where you see the skeleton - flesh will most likely grow back in a week or less.

i don't know anything about hammers though so can't help ya there.
 

Elmo18

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I have kept torches, hammers, and other Euphyllia coral species.

Currently, I have a torch coral. I do not directly feed it anything. I have tried some years ago to feed it, but it will not take anything.

They do, however, need light. I had my torch under VHO lighting on the very top part of the tank. Just be careful, as the Euphyllia family is prone to 'brown jelly' disease.

Keep it in an area of random rather slow flow.

- Elmo
 

wrightme43

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I always fed my canes (untill the bicolor angel decided they were food) by using the syringe from salifert kits sucking up brine or frozen food squirting them with it after turning off the pumps. My purple torch will eat frozen food for me. I guess they are all just different. Steve
 

mattseattle

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nope - candy canes grow rather quickly.....as least in my tank they do. just make sure they have good light, good flow, good water quality with ro/di water/good salt and occassional food.
 

dnjan

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The candycanes should send out feeder tentacles after lights-out. Melt a cube of formula-one (or just half a cube, if you don't have many to feed) in about a quarter cup of tank water. Mash the cube up into small pieces with your fingers, and then use a turkey baster to put the food onto the polyps. The tentacles should help hold the food in place.

By the way - if you feed your plate after lights out, the tang won't be around to steal the food.
 

mattseattle

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they will also send our feeder tentacles if you place just a little food on them before you do a full-fledge feeding. or you can wait till night when they are already out.
 
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