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    Fragging sinularia

    Equipment required.

    Cutting board
    Gloves
    Sharp scissors or knife
    Pot of tank water
    Rock to mount your frags on
    Needle & Thread (or fine fishing line)



    There are many many ways of fragging these corals but I have chosen the needle and thread way as I have found it to be the most successful.


    First remove the coral from your tank if possible.




    As soon as you touch these corals they tend to shrink to about a quarter of their original size but with sharp scissor or blade quickly remove a branch. I tend to aim for branches which are around 1-2

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    Fragging sinularia

    This looks like what the girl in the LFS sold me as pussey coral, am I correct?

    If so i'll try this after my leather fingers are successfull.

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    Fragging sinularia

    Ive just done my first ever fragging....on some Sinularia.

    I was told to use cocktail sticks through the base of the off-cuts,then elastic band the stick at each end to some LR.So this is what ive done.All gone ok,and just a few hours later 4 of the 5 frags have polyps out,are pretty extended and looking well.

    Now,ive been told to just snip either side of the stick once its attatched,and leave the stick running through the middle of the base of the frag ??

    Does this sound correct ? Do i not need to completely remove it ?

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    Fragging sinularia

    You can leave them in Shuv but to be honest I do tend to remove mine after 2-4 weeks.

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    Thanks Sarah,

    So remove elastic bands after say three weeks when attatched,and then perhaps remove the cocktail stick a week or more after that ?

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    Yep, I would go with a timescale like that. It really depends on how well they attach. Some of them will attach quite well sooner but I prefer not to rush these things as it is really easy for them to become unattached.

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    Fragging sinularia

    Good thread BTW.
    I've just done my first frags of this today. I've taken 6 cuttings from the mother so that she still looks cool in the display tank (well hopefully when she's finished sulking). 4 of them are a fair size with a couple of fingers and the other 2 i've taken just a single finger and quite small so I can see what sort of results I can achieve growing on the tiny ones.
    The mother coral has totally shrunk down and gone a bit plump with her polyps all swolen. For a while her polyps were out but she was all skiny and limp. I'm hoping this is the norm?

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    Fragging sinularia

    When fragging mine it curls up and shrinks to a tiny size but is back to normal next day.
    My main sinularia has now been fragged for 2 years and is still fine so they are tough.

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    Tragic news!!!!

    Got up yesterday, 6 nice frags all polyps out and everything. Got home from work to find 2 nice frags and 4 bits of rock with fishing line tied around them :-(

    Do you think I may have tied the line a bit tight and they pulled through the flesh or has somet been pulling at them to rip them off

    Need to do somthing a bit different next time I think?

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    Fragging sinularia

    Probably better to try another method until you find one that works for you. Apart from the above methods of stitching the frag on with cotton and using cocktail sticks I have also tried the fine elastic that you get on a reel for sewing with.
    I think overall stitching with cotton is the way that works best for me but ask 10 people and they will tell you 10 preferred ways. Lol.

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