Corals

An Introduction to Coral Propagation

There was a time not too long ago when the very idea of keeping living corals and other sessile invertebrate successfully in captivity seemed an almost certain impossibility.  What would even the most advanced aquarist have thought if they could have taken a look through a magic window and seen what we are accomplishing today?    Not only are we maintaining cora...

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How to Propagate Xeniidae

Xeniidae possess the ability to heal, grow and reproduce much faster than many other corals. In fact, their growth rates and reproduction levels have sometimes been compared to the pesky aiptasia. Propagation of members of this family have proven very easy as well as rewarding. Some parent colonies can tolerate being harvested on a monthly basis, while maintaining the same overall mass. Xeniids ...

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Shipping Coral Fragments and Other Invertebrates

  A good way to accumulate a large variety of corals and other reef organisms is through trade.  For example, a single medium-sized leather coral can be propagated, and traded with other reef-keepers intimately resulting in a wide variety of soft and hard corals not to mention other livestock.  An added benefit is knowing that your lovely coral now resides in the homes of others ...

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The Coral Propagation or Frag Tank

Propagated corals can easily be placed within the main system from which they are propagated. There they can be allowed to grow out, to be sold or traded at a later date. However, for the more serious coral propagation farmer finding room within the main display system may quickly become a problem. The sump is another option, but that would require intense lighting usually under the display system whic...

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