Yes, just break off the head and try to frag.Beautiful! Those are actually dendrophyllia not sun coral, but they should respond similarly to being fragged.
What do you mean 'break off the head'? Like break it off a rock and let the encrusted part grow new polyps? Let us know how it goes!
Gorgeous!The NPS corner has reached maximum capacity!! I wanted to share my experience with my favorite coral that I've been growing for 3+ years. I started with a single colony, pictured in the bottom left here, and propagate by collecting propagules or encrusted tissue from adult colonies. I do feed mysis everyday, but they are worth it!
If you can spy the tiniest polyps below (2-4 mm across), these are the newest babies at 2-3 months old.
After a year, they grow to an inch across, have 3 or 4 full sized polyps, and look like a frag of a parent. Vivid colors may not appear until the 2nd or 3rd year.
The growth rate of these corals is on another level compared to my photosynthetics!
One of my oldest frags below is now just as big as the parent. Roughly 3 years of encrusting growth.
This piece started from a propagule roughly 2 years ago. Notice the yellow tissue in the background without a polyp, it will develop babies within weeks!
Are these the same species? The larger ones :
Thank you! I actually feel the same way, I really love Dendros for their size and color. Gotta find some more to add to the collection cuz they grow slow!While I love suncorals my favorite are the dendrophyllia. I had a nice colony once. Then the algae took over. Now I have one soul survivor and it is doing great. Yours are beautiful. Keep up the awesome work.
I wasn't aware that there was a ban, is it for Canada or all of North America? I know liveaquaria recently listed some Sun coral that appeared wild caught. As far as I'm aware imports are still happening here in the US.Beautiful! I haven't had any Tubastraea in several years. Unfortunately it is one of those corals you just don't see anymore thanks to the bans. I used to have a really nice black colony. While I do have some other NPS I miss the sun corals.
What are your NO3/P04 levels and how do you maintain them?