This database will contain links to threads, showing how to propagate the different types of corals. Intro In the past couple years of this club's existence there have been a number of people who have been awesome enough to make threads with pictures and teach people how to propagate corals. One thing you have to learn is that there are different corals and they need to be fragged differently. Some corals simply cannot be fragged because fragging would surely kill them. Some corals can only be fragged with the appropriate tools. Some corals look really stupid for a long time after fragging them (scolymias). Coral Sensitivity Certain corals are more sensitive to fragging than others coral species and may end up dying afterwards. Example: The connected base of Wall Hammers have a much lower survival rate from fragging than branching hammers. Certain strains of corals are more sensitive to fragging. Example: Some zoas can take a beating. You can rip them in half, superglue them shut, forget to take them out of cold coral dips, and they'll still survive. Some of the more expensive/colorful newly released zoas, won't survive a "clean cut" by the most experienced zoa propagators. Sometimes you might frag a single polyp off of a mini zoa colony, and the rest of the colony will melt. DANGER: Zoas and Palys can Kill You Those seemingly innocent zoanthids and palythoas in your tank can kill you. Zoas and palys possess palytoxin, a chemical that is dangerous to humans. When disturbed they can actually squirt this palytoxin. Examples Guy boils live rock with zoas. Almost kills entire family. Experienced reefer fragging zoas, forgot to wash hands. There are dozens of examples just like this. I was cutting zoas off a small rock one time with a scapel and the scapel cut through the zoa, the rock, and then my finger. I immediately washed my finger under cold water and was prepared to go to the hospital. Be careful, you could end up in the hospital. Wear eye protection when fragging zoas. Make sure you do not have open wounds or an open mouth when fragging zoas. Coral Propagation Links Bubble-tipped Anemone Fragging - by Eight Mini Maxi Carpet Anemone Fragging - by Sfork on page 2 Scolymia Fragging - by Iani Ricordea Florida Fragging - by Lance from thereeftank Ricordea Yuma Fragging - by Gastone from WAMAS Acropora Fragging - by FragOutpost Candy Cane Fragging by FragOutpost My plan for this is to have a database to teach people what can be fragged and how to do it effectively. So if you're planning on fragging something new, take some pictures and make a thread. Your instructions/pictures may be better than the ones I have listed. We'll add it here....if the coral survives .