Torch coral - baby torches appearing

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  1. Marine007

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    I have a healthy big torch coral that seems to be producing "babies".

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    Never heard of this. I'm not very clued up on corals - would love to get some input from the experienced members.
     
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  3. 459b

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    How many are there?
    Ive had a frogspawn grow small heads out of its base, but never seen smaller ones growing on surrounding rocks.
     
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    There are at least 3 which I can easily see on the one rock. I'll scout for more.
     
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    I marked the 3 that are easily visible. There seems to be also growing new heads out of the base of the coral.

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    I've seen this happen with a hammer coral.
     
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    pretty cool man ! never seen this happen
     
  8. Marine007

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    @459b - David do you still stay near Sonstraaldam? If so I'm in walking distance if you want to come and take a look.
     
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    I still work near the Sonstraal dam. Would like to pop in and see your tank collection sometime
     
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    I spotted a 4th little torch on the rock. It also seems new multiple heads are growing out of the big torch.
     
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    That's awesome man. Wow it's obviously very happy days in your tank, nicely done.
     
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    Thats great...Dibs a baby when you sell them..lol....:lol:
     
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