Discussion in 'Environmental' started by sostoudt, Apr 28, 2009.
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all its not lost for corals it seems
'Super Reefs' Fend Off Climate Change, Study Says
What a lot of people don't understand is often bleaching isn't a permanent condition. Some stonies purposely bleach due to high temperatures but they will be re-infected with a different clade of zooxanthellae. Also, sometimes they will engage in polyp bailout and the coral polyp will float in the current to a (hopefully) more suitable environment.
Could you in theory stress the coral in a small container to release its polyps then add the polyps to your main tank in perfect conditions and end up with lots of baby corals? I know it's easier/safer to frag but in theory do you think it could be done?
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