View Full Version : Time to frag?

06-07-2008, 04:16 AM
Where I buy my corals, they start as frags. Just a few polyps (of zoas) attatched to a peice of live rock. One of my zoanthid colonys was put on a longish peice of rock, but there was only polyps on one side. The rock is pretty long, and I am wondering what would be the best method to frag these to trade or for future propegation.

From all that I have read, All I need is a sharp knife to cut the polyps apart, and to break the rock where the cut is, so I should essentially have 2 colonies after the split.

Is there anything special I should do, or do you have any tips?

I am in no hurry to frag them, I still have the cyano to deal with before I even think about frags, but I want to go into it knowing what to do, and not have to second guess what I'm doing.

I wage war on the cyano algae on the morrow!

06-08-2008, 05:58 AM
I think you got it. Zoas are easy. Just cut the colony apart and break the rock under it. I usually break the rock first and then cut the colony where needed. Since it's not always predictable where a rock is going to break, I do it that way.

- Bill

06-08-2008, 11:41 AM
I would just put a chisel there about half way and one good pop with a hammer.