Kryptonite Candycane
Caulastrea furcata

Care Level

Low

Placement

Fore Ground

Temperament

Semi-Aggressive

Reef Compatible

Yes

Plant Safe

No

Max Size

Less than 2"

Minimum Tank Size

20 gallon

Color

Blue, Green, Purple, White

Diet

Filter Feeder

Water Conditions

Basic (8.2-8.5 pH), Salinity (1.022-1.025 specific gravity), High Water Hardness (8-10 dKH), 72-80 degrees Fahrenheit

Description


General: The Candycane Coral (Caulestrea furcata) naturally occupy many shallow reefs, lagoons, and other intertidal waters surrounding Fiji, and eastern Australia. Candycane Coral are a relatively simple coral to grow within aquaria. They should be cleansed before entering a new system,and it is often best to slowly acclimate Candycane Coral to a cycled aquarium. The Caulestrea naturally prefers an environment with a moderate amount of light, and strong current. It iscritical to ensure that there is a sufficient amount of Calcium, and Magnesium in the aquarium. It is also important to ensure that there is a minimal amount of Phosphates within the system.

Temperament: The Candycane Coral (Caulestra furcata) are typically a semi aggressive coral, that often utilizes powerful sweeper tentacles at night. It is often best to maintain a six to twelve inch space between Candycane Coral, and other coral.

Aquarium Diet: Filter feeding corals will experience accelerated growth rates with the addition of various species of plankton, as well as other microscopic food particles naturally present within cycled aquaria. LPS will also receive energy from a mutual relationship they share with zooxanthellae. Any feeding opportunities should be made available at night, while the sweeper tentacles are out


Author: Grant Stevens