| This image shows a detailed close-up of the polyps on this purple Sarcophyton. This is a cutting from a beautiful Sarcophyton that Sally Jo and I bought in Baltimore on one of the trips we took to teach at the Smithsonian Institution.
The parent colony of this Sarcophyton still lives in Eddy Postma's 135-gallon reef tank. We have been able to cut the parent colony of this Sarcophyton several times, and even though the original coral cost $135 we have been very happy to own this beautiful animal.
When we remove the cuttings from the original coral we leave part of the crown attached to the stalk. We have found that by not removing the entire top of the coral the parent colony grows back much faster.
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