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Old 06-14-2013, 12:06 AM   #1
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Splitting mushroom coral hard?

Is splitting mushroom coral easy and will the coral recovery easily?
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:23 AM   #2
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Though I've never done it, I'm pretty sure you need to split it so both pieces have part of a mouth. I don't have the guts to cut anything. I made my husband cut my Kenya trees out when I wasn't home. Lol.
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Though I've never done it, I'm pretty sure you need to split it so both pieces have part of a mouth. I don't have the guts to cut anything. I made my husband cut my Kenya trees out when I wasn't home. Lol.
Well it's actually got two mouths, so I'm just going to cut Inbetween those. I just don't want it to be susceptible to disease and such
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:55 AM   #4
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Nah don't worry about it, cut it if you want. It'll recover. I didn't even cut mine, I ripped it apart and both parts are healthy now lol
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Nah don't worry about it, cut it if you want. It'll recover. I didn't even cut mine, I ripped it apart and both parts are healthy now lol
Lol nice ill cut It tomorrow then and post some pics on the thread. It's a beautiful neon green recordia that I got a huge deal on
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:02 AM   #6
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I think we might have the same coral lmao! Mine has tiny neon green nipples with a purple base, started off as 1 small frag, now I have 6 of them. It's been in my tank since December
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Ahhh I see, yours is different than mine, but still, they grow like crazy. And as long as you have the proper lighting and good water quality you can throw them in a blender and they'll still reproduce! Ahaha
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:22 AM   #9
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I came home one day and found one of my power head fell right on top of my mushroom and poor thing was shredded into pieces until the ph jammed and stopped working. Only a small piece the size of quarter left of the mushroom but luckily with a remaining mouth. It is still alive and starting to grow again.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:52 AM   #10
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Yeah one of my green mushrooms split and the second half moved to a different spot. I really just don't think they care. Lol.
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Here is a short album I made while i was fragging my Ricordea about 3 weeks ago. The last picture is of them recovered and was taken about two and a half weeks later. The process for fragging mushrooms is the exact same.

Ric Fragging 5/25/13 - Imgur
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I know someone who put a mushroom in a blender and then poured the slurry in his tank. A few weeks later, he had mushrooms everywhere. They are pretty resilient.
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Cut it like a pizza
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So for florida ric's you just cut them in half? I have 3, each costing over $30 each, I'd live to have 6...lol
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Though I've never done it, I'm pretty sure you need to split it so both pieces have part of a mouth. I don't have the guts to cut anything. I made my husband cut my Kenya trees out when I wasn't home. Lol.
Lol,....funny stuff
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I personally dont see the point in fragging them. They grow so fast anyway.
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I personally dont see the point in fragging them. They grow so fast anyway.
Mike ,..for as much as I love the mushrooms,...for some reason, I find it very difficult to raise the Florida ricordeas ,...I have no idea why ,..all the other varieties grow very well,....especially the hairy ones!!!! I just bought another rock with some nice orange ones on it,...got my fingers crossed that one of these days they'll take off.
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Living in Vancouver BC Florida Ric's have to travel a LONG way to get here. If I could frag them and sell them for half of what the stores do I think my fellow reefers would appreciate that. My regular mushrooms drop babies everywhere but the rics don't seem to reproduce that quickly in my tank.
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And they will. I got a few from a friend and now I have many. They have taken over the tank. Im talking about the orange ones. Thats a nice tank behind you in the avatar.
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And they will. I got a few from a friend and now I have many. They have taken over the tank. Im talking about the orange ones. Thats a nice tank behind you in the avatar.
Just out of curiosity ,.. Where are yours ( placement ) light wise in the tank,..very shady,shady ,bright lights etc???
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