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Old 05-24-2014, 06:13 PM   #1
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Plate Coral Multiplying

Long story short, this plate died at work and now it's growing a bunch of mini ones. Are the small ones eventually going to split off and grow leaving the skeleton behind? I'm thinking of buying it. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-24-2014, 06:30 PM   #2
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No. You will need to cut the old skeleton in pieces in order to split them up.
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Are plate corals fast growers? I'm debating picking this one up or another larger one that is recovering fully.
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How much is it? How large is the skeleton they are on? Baseball sized? Larger? No, they aren't extremely fast growers, but still a value at 10 bucks a piece to fellow reefers IMO. I'd take a tiny orange plate for 10 bucks
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The skeleton itself is maybe 4" inches in diameter with about 25 small plates. I could buy it for 10$, even less if I wait for my employee discount days. It's a good deal considering how many I can sell, plus I really need to get some different colors in my tank lol too much green and purple :p
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Just keep them for a while, separate them, and let them grow to about 1.5" then sell them for 30-40 a piece.
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Gonna have to make myself some space on my sand bed. Either that or get myself a frag tank
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