placing two different colour of same species corals together

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  1. 4age

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    Hi guys

    can I frag some of my green blastos and glue them onto my red blasto rock so that I have both colours growing together...or will they sting the crap out of each other?

    im also contemplating doing the same with two different colour encrusting montipora.

    I was considering selling my solid green blasto rock, but then had an idea..but before I did something I would regret I thought I should get some input... anyone done this before?
     
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    on Monti you can do that. Creating a pizza sliced coral. Looks wierd
     
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    Not all montis will join, I have red and green and they sting each other when they touch.
     
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    just do a google image serch for
    montiporra grafted coral
     
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    ok cool..and the blastos?wana have both red and green on one rock
     
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    They need to be the same species. There are quite a few similar looking Montipora that are different.
     
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    Eg m.capricornis and m.foliosa
     
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    Yep, and several dozen other plating species. Seriously big genus...75 species so far and no doubt more out there.
     
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