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Old 07/09/2019, 03:23 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by suta4242 View Post
Interesting. Some local collectors (not all) are doing the same thing. Donít think theyíre marketing them as aquacultured per se but when you see an acro frag on a plug itís easy to make that assumption I guess.

Their reasoning:
I would think the parrot fish swarms on the Australian reefs eat more coral tips in a day than all collectors of Australia could collect in a year. And it has been shown that cutting tips of healthy corals stimulates their growth. So I think there is nothing on the environmental or ethical side that speaks against this form of frag collection.
It also adds more diversity to the coral gene pool in captivity.

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3 P. diacanthus. 2 C. starcki

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