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Stylophora is my favorite genus of SPS. They're robust, polyp'y, and loooove to eat brine shrimp. In Figure 1, we see a colony out of the water.

Figure 1

Figure 2 is the cutting. It's a bit of a job, as you can see, protecting nearby eyes from getting "shot out" :) I've seen the divisions fly as far as 20 feet from the cutting! What I do is cup my hand and body around the colony and get my cut with the cable cutters. Not such a big deal... Making a scene out of it is half the fun!

Figure 2

Figure 3 shows the divided colonies. They'll be placed on the substrate as well.

Figure 3
Created by liquid
Last modified 2005-02-04 00:44