Fragging Ricordias

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  1. patchin

    patchin Facilities / Event Coordinator

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    I want to frag a couple of rics from a rock in my nano tank. I'm hoping to do it inside the tank, but I don't want to mutilate the rics. The idea is to just slice underneath them? Right? I think the best thing is to dismantle the rock work and pull it out. Would it hurt to have Hydnophora out of water for a few minutes? It's on the same rock, I think.
     
  2. LeviT

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    I usually onlly frag mine when it has multiple mouths and I've never lost one yet. I use my dremel to slice the rock in half then cut with a clean razor blade. All outside the tank of course. I tried to frag an yuma with only one mouth but the piece I cut off wasn't attached well and managed to float off never to be seen again. I had some nice articles saved but I can't seem to find them now.
     
  3. Gomer

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    My ric propagates easily with residual foot bits. Right now it does it on it's own, but you can also make a little cut-off on the foot and it will form a new ric.
     
  4. GreshamH

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    I want to frag a couple of rics from a rock in my nano tank. I'm hoping to do it inside the tank, but I don't want to mutilate the rics. The idea is to just slice underneath them? Right? I think the best thing is to dismantle the rock work and pull it out. Would it hurt to have Hydnophora out of water for a few minutes? It's on the same rock, I think.
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    No, it shouldn't hurt the hydno. If you are concerned it will, irritate it to make it expel most of the water out of it's tissue prior to removing it from water. A water filled LPS is nothing good out of water.
     

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