Can you selective breed zoas?

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  1. Pick bam

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    I guess what I'm asking is can you pick out the better polyps in the Colonie and get better coloration and other qualities like size/pattern? Thanks
     
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    I do that see why not. See one with a mutation in the middle of a bunch, isolate and frag it, see if the mutation propagates.
     
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    As DarkSky mentioned above, they reproduce by basically cloning themselves. Find a design/coloration you like and isolate it, and let it grow. If you mean can you take two different colors cut them in half and then grow those, nope. (While sure maybe there is a chance they can survive, its not going to happen enough/often)
     
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    Yup you got it. Propagate sounds like a much more correct term there's no breeding taking place haha
     

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