Fragging Gorgonians

Discussion in 'Fragging Corals' started by Jaco Schoeman, 10 Feb 2010.

  1. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman MASA Contributor

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    Just a question:

    Does fragging gorgonians kill them? The Acabaria Delicata NPS gorgonian I have has a few stripped branches. I got it like that from the LFS. There are no "meat" on them, but on the other end they still have polyps that comes out and eats etc. If I were to cut them on that black area where there is not "meat" would they do fine?

    The reason I want to do this, is that those areas are just magnets for detritus to stick to it. It pulls strains almost like algae then, and this hinders polyps in close facinity.

    I have done a similar thing with my Menella last year, and it is doing 100%, but not sure if I might kill the acabaria.

    Any advice?
     
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  3. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Here's the best pic I have now of the areas affected:

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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    No Jaco - I don't think that the Gorgonia would be killed if you frag off the affected pieces.

    Tank is looking really AWESOME, btw! Congrats, mate!
     
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    Hi jaco

    gorgonians are a very easy coral to propogate. Use scissors, cut a piece and seal the cuts with glue to prevent infections

    BTW tank looks wicked :thumbup:
     
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    tank looks very nice...those gorgonians are cool!
     
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