View Full Version : Pulling/transfering Sinularia
04/04/2006, 12:25 PM
I need to pull my sinularia from a rock that it's been attached to for quite some time.
It's pretty well anchored.
Anyone know how I can do this with the least amount of stress?
04/04/2006, 06:12 PM
Hitching along for the ride, as I have the same question.
04/04/2006, 07:57 PM
Red sonja, someone answered this question for me on another post.
I'm going to cut the base of the sinularia close to the rock.
Then I'm going to use a plastic toothpic and push it through the base of the sinularia.
Then I'm going to rubberband the toothpic to a new rock.
I'm told it takes 2 weeks or so for Sin to attach to new rock.
I'm doing this to get rid of a rock that I realized is manmade LR
Seems to be high in or releasing phosphates.
If you do this, you can keep your rock and another new sinularia will also sprout from the stub of the base.
Hope this answers your Q also.
Anyone else want to chime in on this?
04/08/2006, 05:59 PM
It may be easier and less stressfull (to the coral) to just use a hammer and chisel if its possible to remove the rock from the tank.
Chisel off a piece of rock underneath where the coral is attached. Not the coral itself. :cool:
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