Fragging Questions on Monti

Discussion in 'Fragging Techniques' started by cameraman954, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. cameraman954

    cameraman954 Member

    I have this beautiful green Monti that has purple ridges. I want to frag a little bit of it off. It's probably 7 inches long by 8 inches across. Is there any tips or tricks I should know? Like is it as easy as snapping it of the Monti? I don't want to mess it up in the process. It's grown so well this last year. And if I'm suppose to break pieces off of it, what size should the pieces be?
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  2. xcali1985

    xcali1985 Active Member

    I just reach in a break a piece. It grows pretty quickly and in a couple weeks you will barely be able to tell the difference
     
  3. cameraman954

    cameraman954 Member

    So it's that easy? Lol I was scared to break it off or worried it would just die for no reason
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  4. xcali1985

    xcali1985 Active Member

    Yup. It's natural to over think it. I did the same thing.
    Most of the hard corals you can just break off. When I frag SPS I just break off a branch with my fingers.
     
  5. cameraman954

    cameraman954 Member

    Cool! So any size frag works? Or is they're such thing as "to small of a frag"?
     
  6. reefkprz

    reefkprz Active Member

    you can actually start with just a single polyp, no piece is too small, but having a larger piece to start will give you a more respectable sized colony faster.
     
  7. cameraman954

    cameraman954 Member

    So I fragged my green one, my red one, and my purple one. If I were to put all 3 pieces on a rock, would they eventually grow into each other? And if they do, do they fuse or anything?
     
  8. snakeblitz33

    snakeblitz33 Well-Known Member

    Yes, then you will have a multicolored montipora. Looks pretty cool when it's all said and done. Way not natural - but cool never the less.
     

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