Frag / coral / colonies

Discussion in 'Fragging Corals' started by Jaco Schoeman, 7 Apr 2010.

  1. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman MASA Contributor

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    Hi guys

    Is there a rule of thumb wrt when a frag is a frag and when a frag is a colony / parent?

    For example: Zoanthids - if I were to sell a piece of LR with 10 polyps on it, is that a colony or a frag?

    Another example: Kenya Tree - if it is 10cm tall, is that a frag or a "coral."

    Or a Monti - a piece the size of a R5 coin : frag / not?

    Do you get what I mean? Can you guys post what you see as frags on different types of coral species please?;)
     
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  3. Boegie

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    I see a frag as a coral that has been propagated. After it has grown to a reasonable size it becomes a coral. (Although its already a coral.)
     
  4. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    But what is a resonable size? Thats the thing... One Zoanthid polyp is a zoanthid, and two polyps are already a colony (of two :p) so what is decent then? 10, 20, 50...?

    Lets take birds nest for example... What is seen as a frag and what is a "coral?"
     
  5. Bob the (reef)builder

    Bob the (reef)builder

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    I think its better to just discribe it ie zoos 5 polyps.

    I think of a small colony acro/montis atc as about fist size.

    But its probably entirely personal.
     
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    I understand a frag to be a fragment of a parent colony. Descriptions should follow as Bob has stated, such as size, amount of growing tips or polyps, mounted or unmounted, encrusted or not.
     
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    may be take America market for the example......cos' they are total devolpe market
     
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