Alrighty, another update. Going to try splitting my rarest, and most favorite, ricordea. Solid yellow
. Yeah. All yellow
. Using the good old fashion rubber band trick! This guy just split from the 2 1/2" polyp so I decided since I had a backup I might as well since this one had two mouths. This method has worked for me before and is best used when the polyp you're about to split is large enough that when they split both polyps are still good sized.
Here it is in the front of the tank just so you can see the rubberband:
Going to let it chill in the Ricordea islands next to his clone. Should take about 3-4 days.
While I'm at it, decided to take more pictures. Who doesn't like pictures? King Midas mini colony:
Funny story on these. They were in another tank (400 gallons) and started off as about 4 polyps. I decided to focus more on my nano and decided to find rock rubble and found these guys under some rock, all tiny and closed up. Revived and was happy to see it was the King Midas. Sunny D's:
Got the two polyps you see here when I traded my panorama pro's. It sprouted two babies but a large asterina starfish munched on them... Now I get rid of those stars whenever I see them. The babies have grown back though and are looking good (you can see a little one in the back)!Rasta's:
Man, I don't understand why these guys are still expensive. I also got these in my panorama pro trade as 2 polyps but in the 2-3 month span they sprouted 3 babies already with a little nub which I believe is a fourth! A local reefer told me his grow like fire as well. Can't wait to get them covering the plug, then the rock. Can you spot Puppy playing hide and seek?
Edited by buddythelion, 05 February 2012 - 04:04 PM.