Fungia

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  1. Alfie

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    My Fungia has had babies. The problem that I have is that there are about six on a very small piece of dead coral. They seem pretty stuck and I need to know how I can get them off to move them onto another surface. Can this be done? Will they grow onto each other if I leave them where they are?
     
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    Hi Alfie - just want to double-check - are you actually talking about corralimorphs or Fungia? Just want to make sure...
    (Where Corralimorphs = "Mushrooms, i.e. Discosoma, or Rhodactis/Ricordia" and Fungia = "plate coral" - LPS)...

    Many thanks.
    Jacques
     
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    Plate coral Jacques
     
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    Jacques this is a photo of the parent
     
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    wow congrats DAD
     
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    this sounds cool.you got pics of the babies?
     
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    WOW Alfie! That's cool that your Fungia plate coral has gotten babies! This is the 1st time I hear of these corals propagating by themselves in an enclosed aquarium.... Even though it is obvious that they should be able to!
    Congratulations!
     
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    Alfie what are the chances of Pics of the little ones, this is awesome

    Well done
     
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    cool dident know you were that kinky dude..... :)
     
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    Hey guys thanks. They are so small I will have to put them in a sourcer and try do do a macro photo.

    cool dident know you were that kinky dude

    Les as long as they don,t start walking around in the tank:)
     
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    Baby2.jpg Baby1.jpg

    Here are some photos guys. The branch they are on is the width f a BIC lighter.
     
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    WOW thanks Alfie that is so cool, good luck with them
     
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    awsome buddy!!!
     
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    thats really cool man
     
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    Thanks Kanga and Les. Do you guys think I should try and remove them onto something bigger so they don't grow into each other.
     
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    Thanks Makaeel
     
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    I would let them get bigger before i move them around

    but thats just me, never had to do it before
     
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    Well done Alfie, i would leave them be for now, i am sure they will let go when they are ready.
     
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    Well done Alfie, you must be doing something right. Alway nice to see natural propagation.
     
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    Just an update on the babies. They have all survived and have grown nicely. Will take photos over the weekend again.
     

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