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Old 11-03-2005, 04:35 PM   #11
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Old 11-03-2005, 04:44 PM   #12
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Candy cane: Sends sweepers out and will sting nearby neighbors. These can get longer than you think.

Kenya: Satan's spawn. Will kill an SPS on contact.

Shrooms/Green/small Button Polyps: need plenty of room for growth. Will happily take over another coral given the time and calcium.

Green Cup Plate: Probably pretty docile though if it is a leather it comes with its own bucket of toxin

Yellow toadstool: Toxins

Bubble Coral: Throws stingers in addition to the bubbles

Closed brain: These things can surprise you by actually putting out stingers. I was shocked to see that these stingers can be up to 2-3" in length.


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Old 11-03-2005, 04:50 PM   #13
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Thanks for the info. Based on what you described I think I am OK for now. I will be curious to see some of the sweepers. The brain is new, so I have not seen any yet.


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Another thing you may want to do is look around with a flashlight after lights out. Some corals (like the candy cane) send out their sweepers after dark.
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Old 11-03-2005, 07:16 PM   #15
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my candy cane's let out their tentacles at night after lights out, but truthfully they are not real long ... only about 1/2"! I asked a similar question a while back and basically was told that the more room you can give the better off your corals will be!!

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