The ones growing, with magnifying glass, you can see a mouth, no tentacles yet. 6 months ago had yellow sun cup polyps growing in different DT. Some dots flat looking for now.Do you think the tissue has a "mouth" and tentacles? Like, unless there is a polyp (however small), it will not develop into a an "adult" polyp?
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!
Amazing, thanks for the share
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!
So glad to hear it!! Hope they are doing well, was a pleasure to talk with you about coral!I was fortunate enough to meet with Tennyson in Maryland and buy some of his sun corals and a trumpet. Very nice healthy pieces! He also was a wealth of information for the care of these corals and others! Thanks again Tennyson!