How do you frag a coral?

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  1. Suncoral

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    How do you frag a coral?
    Won't it die if you cut a piece of it off?
     
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    What kind of coral are you wanting to frag?
     
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    SPS and LPS,use a pliers or Dremel
    for softies,minora blade will just slide through it
     
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    I don't want to frag a coral now but just wanted to know.

    Once you've fragged it what do you do to make it settle on a rock?
     
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    Different corals require different mounting methods.

    I recommend you read the links in this category to give you an idea of how it is done.
    Links and Downloads Manager - Coral Fragging - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Also zookeeper has a very efficient way of mounting soft corals here
    Fragging a leather - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    There are also a lot of threads on fragging in this forum
    Fragging Corals - Marine Aquariums of South Africa


    When you're ready to start slicing and dicing your corals then choose a coral and give us a shout and we'll talk you through it. :)
     
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    Buy Anthony Calfo's book on coral propagation - you can get it from Eco-aquatics in Amanzimtoti. Andrew can also post for you. This book and the one on Reef Invertabrates from Anthony Calfo is the best thing since sliced bread for someone that seeks knowledge on marines. I bought them both, and now I can't put them down - very interesting indeed!
     
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    I felt that Calfo's book on coral propagation was very limited on the actual process of propagating coral. It talked more about his green house than most people would benefit from. Not a bad book, but mis titled IMO. Reef Invertabrates by Calfo "and" Robert Fenner is also a good book, but not to learn how to propagate coral. It is an excellent book for identification, and several other points. I use it occationally to look things up when I'm helping people on WetWebMedia. I do recommend every one have a copy.

    I've propagated many coral and anemones. In my opinion, the internet, friends, and clubs is a better way to learn how to propagate coral.
     
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    Anenome, any ideas on propagating tube anenomes ?
     
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    Warr,

    Sorry it took me so long to check the threads. Yesterday I took in 85 one week old seahorses that are taking up all of my time after work. To my knowledge Tube anemones can not be propagate. I have not even heard of them breeding in captivity. However, I must say, I have little knowledge of them. I only concentrate on the clownfish hosting anemones.
     
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