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    candy cane feeding

    I purchased a nice neon candy cane coral over the weekend (pics to come...) and was wondering if I should feed it, and would it eat frozen mysis.
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    You don't need to feed them but they will eat mysis... I feed mine from time to time.

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    I have one It's been in my tank for 11/2 years. never feed it, and grew about 6 more heads. Then I decided to started feeding him 2 week's ago and holy crap! almost every head is starting to split and they have almost doubled in size! I feed him mysis and krill. I would recomend that you feed your's your candy cane will love you for it!
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    i read they like medium flow and medium lights.... where do you have your cane ? mine is about 1/2 to the top of 440wVHO and just enough flow so that you see the flesh on the heads sink in once and a while
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    how do you feed them...i was going to order one from here. Do you just spray the mysis over them?

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    I have him half way up a 10 gallon tank with 96 watts of PC, mine is in medium flow.
    I feed him at night when his little tenticles come out. they just latch onto the food and bring it to their mouth.
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    I feed mine krill and mysis too. Although I haven't figured out the best way to do it because I have 2 cleaner shrimps that think the candy cane is their serving plate. I've tried distracting them with their own food but the candycane takes so damn long. I'm sure it can't be good for the coral to have shrimp fingers being jammed into their mouth
    thanks.
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    do you have to wait for the tentacles or if you try and deposit a peice of shrimp on the cane will it swallow it ? (thats how i feed my brain)
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    Mine sticks the little tentacles out while the fish eat...guess they smell it. I think that tentacles have to be out or else the food would just float away.
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    cool, i may have to figure something out since I'm sure my copperband will steal the food from the candycane the same way it tries to with my brain.
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