Originally Posted by spoonman
I was told yesterday by my LFS
that the pulsing xenia pulse more when they are not getting what they need. The pulse to try to pull stuff from the water. If the current is good and the nutrients are in the water they dont pulse as much..true?
I don't know that I buy that. If you look into it, most folks say their Xenia stops pulsing in the display tank after awhile, while still reproducing. Mine wouldn't grow or pulse in my main reef, but when I put hem in my algae scrubber/refugium, the wave action from the dump buckets really set it off. It only sits inches under the surface and it is all very stocky and numerous. I like it there as the coral is so voracious, it is impossible to imagine a piece of unbeaten food getting past it. I think anytime you can get the organism to behave as it does in the wild, the closer you are to making it happy.