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Old 06-19-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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What is the difference between coral and coral fragments?

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coral fragments are small pieces of a larger coral. given time they wont be frags anymore...
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Collecting frags and/or cultured coral is the responsible thing to do, in my opinion as a active diver. Leave that pretty coral on the reef and grow one of your own from a frag.
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Could you go into more detail about collecting them? I am traveling to Hawaii in a couple weeks and I want to collect coral fragments. I have recieved my license to take a few fish for my aquarium , but it also says I can take coral fragments as well.
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I would have a careful discussion with the local authorities. Make sure you have the proper locations marked out and do some research on the web. I did not collect specimens when diving, I took photographs. By collecting, I meant from aquaculturists that grow them, or from friends who have to cut them back when they get too big. I take frags of my corals into the LFS to trade every now and then.
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Oh I have. I have even acquired the necessary permit for recreational Aquarians to harvest fish and coral fragments. I just wasn't sure what a coral fragment would look like in comparison. I know it's smaller but didn't know if it had to have fallen off or?

I have done the research necessary otherwise to ensure it is legit. Id just like to make sure I was collecting the best legal specimen I can. I think that it adds even more intrigue to my tank if the contents have things I collected myself from Hawaii
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