My candy cane is a coral assassin

uhgster1

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I’ve kept candy canes since my first reef years ago. I didn’t think they were hyper aggressive in anyway. I thought that they didn’t have sweepers, more like just elongated regular tentacles. Was I wrong. I had a favia growing about three inches away from my colony when I noticed that it was dying. The candy cane tentacles are usually 1-1 1/2 inches at most so I didn’t bat an eye at it. But then I caught this.
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It doesn’t even look remotely like a candy cane tentacles yet there it is. About six inches long. Such is life. So yes, candy canes have serious sweepers so keep that in consideration when you place it.
 
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I had three colors of candy canes - Green, blue, purple w/ green centers.

The only aggressive ones were the purple w/ green centers (looks like you have those as well). My purple ones even took out the green candy cane that was growing a few inches away.
 

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Ya my purple and green is mean as hell but doesn’t seem to be able to totally kill off the SPS I have around it and the monti was fighting back.

It did almost kill a green candy cane I had. I moved that one away.
 
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