Elegance coral fragging

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  1. Dean Schreuder

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    Hi everyone , I have heard these corals are difficult to frag and must be done using a band saw..
    Has anyone fragged one ?
     
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    it will die.

    Elegance is one of those corals where if the soft flesh gets damage, they normally wither away and die.

    I will not do that.
     
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    Thanks Riaan , such a stunning coral. How would they propigate in a tank
     
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    I do not think they ever do.
    AFAIK they do not make branches that often like frogspawns either. Doubt if they ever do make branches.
     
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    Some LPS cant be cut, Elegance is one of them.

    Im not sure if this would work for an elegance, but sometimes when certain types of LPS grow large and it overgrows its base it almost drips flesh peices off its edges as it can no longer support the weight of the new growth.... Ive had this happen with candy canes and a chalice before, Each peice of flesh can grow into a new colony.....


    Might work here too....
     
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    iv read an article that mentioned something like this , except there was a small bony piece that was attached to the flesh , the reefer cut those off with the bone and those grew . ill try and find the article

    as for outright cutting it , you could but healing time is extremely long , and anything can happen with time
     
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    Yes you are right, I didnt mention that. It looks like your coral has tumour of flesh and small peices of skeleton that then begins to fall off. Every peice that has bone and flesh is almost guaranteed to grow into a new colony.
     
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