Best way to frag a cladiella/colt coral

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    I have a BIG cladiella coral and was wondering what the best way to frag it would be? It has several branches so I was going to take the big one off on the back side of it. Everytime I touch the stock it feels real greasy so I didnt know if I go cutting on it if it would release a bunch of toxins in the water? Never really fragged anything before so any help would greatly be appreciated.
     
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    It'll probably slime up pretty good when you cut it.I mean you'd slime up to is somebody went to cutting on your limbs.
    I dont think its got any toxins that'll mess your water up.
     
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    One thing that i read said to use a gel superglue and glue it to a piece of rock. make sure that when you cut it you do it is in one slice this makes the healing process go faster.
     
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    Doc I don't work for anybody

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    take a piece of small rock and attach the cut piece of colt coral with a rubberband. it will attach to the rock in about a week. cut the colt coral where you want. yes it will slime up, but that is OK

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    Don't frag it in the main tank.It will definitely have excessive slimming.Do it in a separate bucket and cut with a razor blade.You can either rubber band loosely around a rock rubble or use fishing line and a needle.Poke through the base and wrap the fishing line around the rubble.
     
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    Would scissors works? or do I need to use a razor? I am still debating, I am kind of afraid im going to kill it.
     
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    Well,there always a risk of killing what you frag.Scissors can be dull and tear instead of cut....a razor blade would be better.
     
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    Doc I don't work for anybody

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    I agree. razors only. rinse it with RO water to remove any oil that may be present on the blade first. good luck

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    Leathers are really hard to kill. One of the easiest corals to frag, IMO.
     
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    Good to hear!!! Actually I think gsp is probably the easiest lol I just ripped mine like paper dont know if thats the right or wrong way but it worked for me lol
     
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    Doc I don't work for anybody

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    yup. that way works great for GSP

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