What I learned at MACNA was that you can scrape the buds off using a sharp knife, like a scalpel, and glue them down to a reef plug or rubble, and let it grow. LPS
also shoot out little white pieces of skeleton, almost like little trees. So if something happens and the main colony dies, a new colony can grow on the old one. That is what I tried to scrape off, but I did not have much luck. It didn't entirely go as planned either. The rubble I glued the pieces too fell behind the rock and, to be honest, I completely forgot about them! I'll attempt it again, the trick is just getting my clowns away from the torch coral so I can attempt it.
Ziggy, do you know if those started out as the small calcerious white trees? Vague description, I know... They look like buds to me! Congrats! If they get plenty of light and are in a desireable area, I'd leave them until they get a little larger to frag.
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