Hurt Candy Cane

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    Hiker4twenty

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    I recently rescaped my tank and put my candy cane within reach of my frog spawn coral. I came home last night to find my candy cane with a nice open wound on it. I'm sure it's from the frog spwan stinging it, but I'm not 100% sure. Do you think it will regrow or is it on it's way out? I've never dealt with this before.
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    it is prob going to be a gonner i would just clip off the head and toss it if it was mine
     
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    Thanks Daugherty! Love the avatar....That's what my fear was, but I'm still optimistic about the outcome. We'll see how it looks when I get home from work this evening.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Get some Lugols Iodine and mix up a dip for the candy cane.
    I like to mix it in a cut off milk jug.I'll take about 1/2 a gallon of water from the tank.Add 20 drops of the lugols and stir it.Then just place the coral in the solution for 15 to 20 minutes.Then place the coral back in the tank.
    I'd do the every 4 to 5 days to help the coral fight off any infection.
     
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    One of my trumpets got stung by an acan - actually MELTED would be a more accurate way to describe it. I just moved the trumpet and left it alone. 3 weeks later you would never have known. It grew back - no problem.
     
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    fishsticks No clue about reefs

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    same here r/c they just disintegrate give it a day an see what happens, usually they just disintegrate over night
     
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    I agree. Give it time to recover. Then snip it if that part of dies.
     
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    It's already starting to show signs of regrowth. I think it will be ok. Thanks for all the advise!
     
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    Glad to hear it's doing better.
     
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