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    What's wrong with my candycane

    Had this coral for over a year started out with 5 heads has been one of my my most hardy and successful corals has over 2 dozen heads now. Last night I noticed a "growth" what were calling a tumor. It looks like 3-4 heads have joined together and grew into a ballon without normal head shape.

    What could be causing this is it normal or bad. Do these coral drop "buds" to propagate" Can't see any parasites flat worms and such in it. Water perams are good . All other lps are looking great

    Any input would be appreciated

    Sorry about pic color had to turn off the blues to get iphone to take a picture.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydroid View Post
    Had this coral for over a year started out with 5 heads has been one of my my most hardy and successful corals has over 2 dozen heads now. Last night I noticed a "growth" what were calling a tumor. It looks like 3-4 heads have joined together and grew into a ballon without normal head shape.

    What could be causing this is it normal or bad. Do these coral drop "buds" to propagate" Can't see any parasites flat worms and such in it. Water perams are good . All other lps are looking great

    Any input would be appreciated

    Sorry about pic color had to turn off the blues to get iphone to take a picture.




    I don't know what causes it but mine would do the same thing so I would say its pry normal, and no these corals do not drop buds to propagate you have to cut them or brake them apart to get frags

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    Freedom - my neon green candycane drops buds. I have successfully had 2 survive. ill try to find a pic of it dropping them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hooked View Post
    Freedom - my neon green candycane drops buds. I have successfully had 2 survive. ill try to find a pic of it dropping them.
    Oh ok I stand corrected, I have just never had candy canes drop buds always had to brake them apart

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    Quote Originally Posted by freedominco View Post
    Oh ok I stand corrected, I have just never had candy canes drop buds always had to brake them apart
    I thought it was wierd also.
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    Competi g for food, flow, and light from one another. Mine used to do it as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by static reef View Post
    Competi g for food, flow, and light from one another. Mine used to do it as well.

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    It's pretty amazing what corals can do to fight to survive

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    My large frogspawn has dropped heads too. Toby has one in his tank and last time I seen it it was doing good
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    Wow that's coo!. I hope that's what is happening. It just looks really odd compared to the rest of the colony.

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    And to think of it, it is happening on the side of the colony opposite of the light.

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    It's doing great. Started off tiny.
    Quote Originally Posted by lsaint View Post
    My large frogspawn has dropped heads too. Toby has one in his tank and last time I seen it it was doing good
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    Here's a pic of it after the lights have been off a while. notice how the rest of the heads have contracted but the part in question stays swollen/inflated.


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    Neat stuff. Always something amazing going on with reef life.
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    UPDATE: so came home from work today and noticed the "tumor" looks like it popped. It encompasses about 3 heads deflated and torn like there dying. I'm starting to worry it might be a parasite and could spread any thoughts?




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    keep updating with pics so we can try and understand it better, interesting turn of events with the "pop" of the "tumor"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    keep updating with pics so we can try and understand it better, interesting turn of events with the "pop" of the "tumor"
    I will. just hope it's not dying or spreads to the rest of the colony.

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    Thats pretty cool, I've also never came across a candy cane colony that did that. You learn something new everyday.

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