Trumpet Coral

Candy Cane Coral

The Candy Cane Coral is also often referred to as the trumpet coral due to its polyps when fully inflated looking like trumpets. The plump polyps come in a variety of colours, from vibrant greens, reds and blues. There is not many other corals out there that have the same mind blowing fluorescent glow that the green Candy Cane Corals have.  

The Candy Cane Coral will most certainly be a thriving coral in the home aquarium when all conditions and parameters are correct. It will require a low level moderate water flow in addition to moderate lighting in order to satisfy its needs. It is important to not have very strong flow blasting directly at the coral as it may cause the polyps to not fully expand or even make it start receding.

It is also a viable decision to add trace elements into your water when housing this coral in order to maintain its good health, for example calcium and strontium. Additionally, its feeding tentacles are fairly short and therefore does not have to be placed too far away from neighbouring corals. 

Though this coral will attain the majority of its nutritional requirements from the lighting through photosynthesis, it will also benefit from additional food sources in the form of brine shrimp or micro-plankton. This can be done with a turkey baster when its feeder tentacles are open at night.

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Lighting: Moderate
Waterflow: Medium
Placement: All
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Colour Form: Green, Tan
Supplements: Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Origin: Fiji
Family: Faviidae

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful to Other Coral
Fast Growth Rate
Easy to Frag

  1. We bought a medium size beautiful Candy Cane a few weeks ago. Last night we noticed three heads have already split into half, which means they are growing. In addition to regular food, Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements, we recommend to feed the coral a piece of “mysis shrimp” during the night when each head has long tentacles.

  2. My green candy canes have literally gone from having three heads to now about fifteen in just a couple of months. They grow like crazy! just make sure you have good water conditions and lighting. At night when the blue lights are on their tentacles will come out, then is a great time to squirt some brine shrimp onto them and feed them.

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