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Old 04-18-2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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Coral Split?

I have this umbrella coral and it has two heads. Will it split on its own? Is there anything I should be doing or just leave it alone?

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It will split on it's own, but if you are in a hurry, you can cut it in half with a pair of scissors.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:53 PM   #3
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It will split on it's own, but if you are in a hurry, you can cut it in half with a pair of scissors.
Thanks. I will let nature take its course. It looks very close to getting split on is own.
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Hi all!

So four months after the post the coral has not split. It has actually grown a third head. It's getting big for my 40 gallon breeder and I am now contemplating cutting it with scissors. Any advice on method? Thanks.
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Take the scissors and cut it like a piece of bread. The polyps will retract and you might feel some slime, but rubber band the cut off piece to a rock and you are done.
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Take the scissors and cut it like a piece of bread. The polyps will retract and you might feel some slime, but rubber band the cut off piece to a rock and you are done.
Interesting. Any advice as to how to rubber band? Meaning rubber band goes the "foot" area at bottom or around it in the middle? Thanks
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It can go right around the middle if you like. The rubber band is necessary because leathers tend to slime so much that glue doesn't work on them. It's just got to be pressed against something for a few days in order for it to stick to it.
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I did my first coral fragging. Hopefully the frags stick to live rock. Thanks everyone.

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