While feeding the suncorals in my frag tank tonight, I noticed tiny eggs near the surface. The dark green branching suncoral was spawning.
Corals spawning in captive environments is nothing new, but it’s still a rare event to be marveled at and studied. In order to make the next great leap in coral husbandry, we have to be able to have corals reproduce within our tanks sexually. Before we even get to the difficult tasks like settlement and initial growth forms, we just need to get more corals doin’ it first! Congrats to Marc Levenson on this amazing spawning event of branching tubastrea. No matter how many times you see it, this is still such an incredible event to watch. Way to go Marc! HERE is a link to the blog post.