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What do you call a piece of coral?

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Historically, an sps measuring 14” across is a colony. An sps measuring 3-4” across is a mini colony. A 1” piece of sps is a frag. My question is: what do you call a 1/2” or less piece of sps? I don’t consider this a frag and believe that it needs its own name. I suggest that we start referring to this as a chip. I’m tired of seeing pieces smaller than my fingernails being referred to as frags. If you’re selling a piece that small, more power to you, but stop calling it a frag. It’s not. By that sellers logic, if you can just call it something that it’s not, might as well call it a colony.
 
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It’s a micro frag haha
That name works as well as any. Hell, call it Frank for all I care. I’m just tired of people referring to those chips as frags.
 
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Hey! Are you saying I'm too small?:boxing:
You know, I was gonna say “@frankc” but I didn’t. I just used that name because Neil Tyson used it as an explaination for dark matter once and it stuck with me. He basically said that naming it was a bad idea because we don’t know what it is. Call it frank or whatever. It’s not dark, we don’t know if it’s matter, we just don’t know.

So I guess, in a way, “Frank” stands for everything that I don’t know at this point, yet I know Frank. To be Frank, I’m confused.
 

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Nub or chip sounds good
 

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You know, I was gonna say “@frankc” but I didn’t. I just used that name because Neil Tyson used it as an explaination for dark matter once and it stuck with me. He basically said that naming it was a bad idea because we don’t know what it is. Call it frank or whatever. It’s not dark, we don’t know if it’s matter, we just don’t know.

So I guess, in a way, “Frank” stands for everything that I don’t know at this point, yet I know Frank. To be Frank, I’m confused.
Great, so now I'm too small, AND I'm dark and of questionable matter, if any. lol Oh well, when ball parks finally reopen, people will start eating franks again, so there's that.

As far as this discussion goes, "frag" simply is short for "fragment", which my dictionary defines as "a part broken off or detached, or something incomplete", so I don't know that there is really any implied minimum size. As long as the seller has a picture and/or says how big it is, I don't really see a problem.

I do agree that the 1.5 inch "mini colony" seems a bit absurd, although technically as long as you have two or more polyps it is a colony.
 

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Booger.... thats what I've called these 1/2" frags in the past. I think people need to learn what a colony is as well... saw another post on R2R for a OP colony that was nothing more than a 3 branch frag that had gotten to about 2".... please! and they wanted I think like $600 for it.
 
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Great, so now I'm too small, AND I'm dark and of questionable matter, if any. lol Oh well, when ball parks finally reopen, people will start eating franks again, so there's that.

As far as this discussion goes, "frag" simply is short for "fragment", which my dictionary defines as "a part broken off or detached, or something incomplete", so I don't know that there is really any implied minimum size. As long as the seller has a picture and/or says how big it is, I don't really see a problem.

I do agree that the 1.5 inch "mini colony" seems a bit absurd, although technically as long as you have two or more polyps it is a colony.
I was waiting for someone to chime in about the meaning of frag, and you’re correct. If I went to the reefs and broke off a 10” diameter piece, that’s technically a frag as well, but we all know we wouldn’t refer to it as one colloquially.
 

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Okay but what about zoas? Where’s the line between a ‘frag’, ‘a couple polyps’, and ‘mini colony’? I’ve seen people post 5 polyps as a frag and also 1-2 polyps as a frag. Mini colonies seem to range between 15-75 and that’s a pretty big gap for me
 

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Booger.... thats what I've called these 1/2" frags in the past. I think people need to learn what a colony is as well... saw another post on R2R for a OP colony that was nothing more than a 3 branch frag that had gotten to about 2".... please! and they wanted I think like $600 for it.
You could do worse buying a $2k ‘bounced’ xxxxxx mushroom, which has a reputation of de-bouncing once it moves to a different system. You’re then stuck with a ho-hum 90% depreciated shroom. Then to top things off the seller even gives a disclaimer that it happens.


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You could do worse buying a $2k ‘bounced’ xxxxxx mushroom, which has a reputation of de-bouncing once it moves to a different system. You’re then stuck with a ho-hum 90% depreciated shroom. Then to top things off the seller even gives a disclaimer that it happens.


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Is that the sellers fault or the buyers? 🤷🏻‍♂️
 
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