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Old 05/09/2017, 01:55 PM   #1
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Ever grow sps from just a few polyps

I never seem to be able to until recently.
I notice this from a Frag that fell off and was lost in the sand.
Zoomed in pic. It's a little bigger then a large pin head




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Old 05/09/2017, 02:17 PM   #2
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Ever grow sps from just a few polyps

This 2" x 2" encrusted piece of rock started from what remained after the frag glued to to broke away. It was the size of rice grain about 8 months ago.

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Old 05/09/2017, 02:18 PM   #3
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I would get a better picture if I was home


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Old 05/10/2017, 05:16 PM   #4
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I've had montipora come back from assumed death and only anpolyp or two remaining. I can't seem to have that luck with acros though. Generally if it's less than 1/2" I can't seem to keep it alive. Especially new frags. The tiny 1-5 polyp frags (especially like the WD frags everyone is getting) tend to RTN on me over the first night in the tank.


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Old 05/10/2017, 06:31 PM   #5
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I picked up a few from the LFS that had just a few polyps (less than 10). Some I saved and some I did not.


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Old 05/11/2017, 07:52 AM   #6
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I will try to find some old pictures...I did a dip where I pretty much killed the corals and then some have managed to come back pretty nicely. If your water parameters are good they will come back. I had a poker star monti turn into a colony from only 3 polyps after an alk overdose.


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Old 05/11/2017, 04:49 PM   #7
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I had an A. exquisita that developed zanclea hydroids and destroyed the majority of the frag. Fortunately, it started to encrust on the LR before I snapped it off the rock. There was a tiny segment left on the rock with just a few polyps remaining. It's now flourishing and in need of fragging. I'll try to find pix to post.


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Old 05/11/2017, 05:02 PM   #8
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Old 05/11/2017, 09:07 PM   #9
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i was able to grow a red montipora from a 5mm by 5mm broken off piece. just make sure it super glued ! i have a polyp of acro that broken off too, but its taking awhile to grow


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Old 05/12/2017, 12:38 AM   #10
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Single corallites that were broken off in a shipment.


Glued them down to the plug and just waited 4.5 months until they got to this size. Ended up giving them out to the club members.



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Old 05/19/2017, 05:39 PM   #11
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Still a long way to go. The pictures below are from corals that I dipped too long in bayer insect killer. Most of the corals died and all turned white. Some parts of coral died and never came back but there are a few that are holding on and growing. What you see is are shots from today. I killed most of the coral in March so this is the growth that has taken place. They are just starting to get some of their color back.

Coral 1
IMG_8829 by LifeThrough_TheLense, on Flickr

IMG_8825 by LifeThrough_TheLense, on Flickr


Coral 2
I think this is turning out to be a superman
IMG_8831 by LifeThrough_TheLense, on Flickr

IMG_8832 by LifeThrough_TheLense, on Flickr

Coral 3 - Fingers crossed this was just a speck of flesh
IMG_8845 by LifeThrough_TheLense, on Flickr


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Old 05/19/2017, 07:42 PM   #12
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red acro

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I would say that's 20 polyps

it got a little easier to see once it encrusted a little

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A year later... I know that's a long time but low polyp counts really hurt.

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and the colonies around it grew fast and are competing


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