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Old 01/29/2007, 07:43 AM   #1
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Plate Coral Babies

So, yesterday while i was performing about a 40 gal water change on the 125 gal reef I noticed something strange with my Plate Coral. Just so everyone knows, it is about 9 inches across and is a beautiful green with a purple mouth. It is a short tentacle plate neon green (Fungia sp.) and as some have personally seen it, they have said that it is the largest plate they have ever seen. I have had this plate coral since I started saltwater in a 20 gal 3 years ago. So on to the good part. When I was cleaning the tank I noticed something funny with the plate. I picked it up and turned it around. I was kind of disappointed to see that about 1/3 of the plate had disappeared and there was kind of a white skeleton. I was sad. But then after better examination of the plate, I counted 14 baby plate corals: shock: attached to the area where the plate had receded. So now i have lots of baby plates. I will be taking a picture tonight, I am also going to be sending the picture to Steven Pro and Anthony Calfo to see what they say about it. I know last year at MACNA Anthony said plates tend to create bulges and split, or you can take a saw and cut them like a pizza. I don’t know if anyone has seen babies growing on top of the area where the plate died.


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Old 01/29/2007, 07:57 AM   #2
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yup, it's the typical way of fungia reproduction in aquaculture. people should never toss out a 'dead' fungia or even bubble corals and euphyllias, as all can come back months later.


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Old 01/29/2007, 09:57 AM   #3
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Yeah I've heard of that before. Mine receded and slowly died after some live rock tumbled onto it. I havn't taken it out of the tank in hopes that I will get something out of it after all.


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Old 01/29/2007, 12:20 PM   #4
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Well i hope to be able to get a few of them out of this


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Old 01/29/2007, 02:03 PM   #5
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I have had similar experience in the past. Cut it with the dremel when they grew out some, sold 3 quarters to my friends and kept 1/4 for myself. The one quarter made 27 babies. Everyone friend I have that has saltqwater tank has at least one of these.

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Old 01/29/2007, 02:51 PM   #6
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Can the same thing happen with the dome shaped short tentacle plates?


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Old 01/30/2007, 06:19 AM   #7
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here are some pics that I wanted to show yall.

wantsalotta nice pic of your plates.

the first is a pic of my 3 plates back in Nov 2005 the 2nd and 3rd pics are of the babies and me feeding them cyclopeeze








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Old 01/30/2007, 06:20 AM   #8
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Can the same thing happen with the dome shaped short tentacle plates?

in my pic of the 3 plates, the small green one on the left started to create 3 babies in which they have been growing out of the top of the plate. It is weird looking, looks like 1 big plate with 3 buldges on top.


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Old 01/30/2007, 06:40 AM   #9
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Congratulations! Those little baby corals are called anthocauli.


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Old 01/30/2007, 08:30 AM   #10
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WOOHOO hey Steven, got my tickets and room see you in September.

Thank you for the comment and thank you for the name of the babies, i can continue to do some more research.


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Old 01/30/2007, 08:39 AM   #11
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If you want to read up on anthocauli, go figure that Steven Pro and Anthony Calfo wrote a report on there findings of this process.

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/trachyreproart.htm


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Old 01/30/2007, 04:49 PM   #12
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can my plate coral reproduce without having another plate in the tank??


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Old 01/30/2007, 05:18 PM   #13
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Congratulations it's a fungi! Are you planning on selling any of the babies? PM me if you are.


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can my plate coral reproduce without having another plate in the tank??
This is a form of asexual reproduction, only one specimen required.


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Old 07/09/2021, 04:38 PM   #15
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I just read through the posts of this topic.
I have a plate that is developing a wedge shape similar to one of the pictures in this post. It still has flesh and is puffed up with tentacles out. I did not see any mention of the survival of the parent plate coral.
I really like this coral and would love to keep it as long as possible. Babies would be nice too, but I haven't noticed any bumps on the plate. I haven't turned it over to look though.
Any info on the survival of the parent plate would be much appreciated.
Thank you.

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