As the title says, I'm wondering what the best way to frag encrusting corals is. I have two colonies of encrusting porites, one yellow and one red, that are getting larger and I would like to frag them, however, the colonies are growing out encrusting right to the rock. Can I somehow pry off part of the colony? Any advice from experienced fraggers is definately appreciated. Thanks!
The rock itself that these are on is pretty good and stuck where it's at. The corals themselves were hitchhikers on the live rock and were so small at the time I didn't know they were there. These things grow so fast I think I'll wait for a few more months of growth before I attempt to frag them. It may be easier to get some cleaner cuts then. 1/4" frags would be fine. The way these are growing now the frags would be an inch or larger within 3 or 4 months. Expecially since I could move them up on my frag rack closer to the light.