Fungia Propogation

Discussion in 'Propagation' started by sfboarders, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    So after reading , looking at Eric's (Ibn) post and Kraylen's saw technique I'm thinking about sawing up my 6" purple plate. Just need a couple questions answered before I take the plunge.

    - Cut the guy into squares? Is the mouth needed? Looking at the Reefkeeping article I would guess no. I'm gonna try to cut it up into 9 pieces
    - Do I need to glue this guy onto frag plugs or can I put it in the frag rack and let it heal? I take it I should not put it on the sand or any high flow areas?
    - Revive dip and baste ok after cutting?
    - Would anybody be interested in any healed plates?
    - Any more advice before I cut him up would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    What species of Fungiid?
     
  3. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    It's a short tentacle. You have a link to a reference with photos I can compare?
     
  4. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    This looks the closest but purple.

    http://www.saltcorner.com/AquariumLibrary/browsespecies.php?CritterID=2491
     
  5. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    There are 18 Fungia species.....

    concinna
    corona
    danai
    fralinae
    fungites
    granulosa
    horrida
    klunzingeri
    moluccensis
    paumotensis
    puishani
    repanda
    scabra
    scruposa
    scutaria
    seychellensis
    spinifer
    taiwanensis

    That is not to mention there is the genus Cycloseris of which is a "plate" coral as well...
    there's 11 of them listed....
    colini
    costulata
    curvata
    cyclolites
    erosa
    hexagonalis
    patelliformis
    sinensis
    somervillei
    tenuis
    vaughani

    Only place I know of online to get decent ID of *some* of these is on Jake Adams www.CORALidea.com
     
  6. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

  7. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    If you can post a pic I can get it ID'd for you :D
     
  8. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    I would take a frag
     
  9. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

  10. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    that plate is like a bad stripper one side bigger than the other, LOL
     
  11. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    HA that is a new one on my Jess... and I'm gonna steal it to use later on :lol:
     
  12. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    It's round. It's just not flat because my sand is all hilly. Also he's at least 6" big so you can easily see the way he's bent. :D

    Don't wanna know anything bout bad strippers. :bigsmile:
     
  13. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    i see models at shows that are lopsided like that all the time, i just call them strippers..

    btw, that plate is huge and i likey if you do cut it up let me know
     
  14. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    The BAR '07 swap coral fungia fralinae has popped out 2 more babies. Just FYI
     
  15. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    My purple Cyclo popped off babies from a damaged section for a while until it healed up, I often wonder what would happen if I took a fork to it and scratched the hell out of a little section.
     
  16. Kraylen

    Kraylen Guest

    This is the reason that I want to get like a 6 pack of plates one day... experiments....
     
  17. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    You can rescue otherwise compromised livestock to work on, I do.
     
  18. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    I miss being a wholesaler... I used to bring home all that stuff :(
     
  19. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    I miss working in retail, I'd bring home that and hitchhikers :)
     
  20. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Retail I miss not so much, although helping people get started and watching them progress is very rewarding :D And having a line of people that refuse to let anyone but you help them is also cool.
     

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