Soft Coral Spawning
What causes these rare occurrences, and how can aquarists better understand them?
We will often hear about stony corals spawning in aquaria, but we rarely seem to hear about soft corals doing so. Sexual reproduction in stony corals is a heavily researched area, yet little work appears to be applied to soft corals. I believe this is a much-undervalued field of research, perhaps being ignored due to the ease with which soft corals can be asexually propagated (also known as fragging).
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