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Old 04-20-2004, 12:18 AM   #1
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Glue Xenia frags?

Got a bunch of frags from a local tonight and he gave me some fine netting and told me to wrap it around the rock holding the Xenia down until I can attach to the rock, should I try to glue it as well or will it be pointless?
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I think they'll be too difficult to glue, I'll just try the netting.
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It is easier to stick it between to rocks, they attach very quickly
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Old 04-20-2004, 09:59 AM   #4
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For xenia a snug rubber band for 2-3 days has always done the trick for me I dont thing gluing would work very well.
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Old 04-20-2004, 03:33 PM   #5
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Why would glue not work? Just because of the difficulty of doing so? I glued both of my xenia's to a rock. One was a frag that I glued to a smaller rock frag to help with placment. The other xenia was in a shell when I bought it(was a local frag) and I glst glued the base of it to a LR frag. I used seuper glus that was fish friendly.

Was this bad?
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Just use a rubberband.. I have propagated Xenia several times.. Just take the Rubberband and center it on the Xenia and cut off the band in a few days.. Worst you are going to do to it is creat 2 pieces LOL.. Xenia is real hardy as long as your water is good..

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Do they recover well after crab attacks?
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If there is any of it left then it should recover if your water is good.. You did remove the crab right... I have seen Xenia getting eaten by damsels to nubs and recover fully.. Hell I have taken scissors and just cut the tops off of my xenia when I am in a hurry to get a frag..

Remove the crab and keep your water stable and you should be fine LOL

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Yes I removed the crab but I don't know if there were any other offenders. I will be watching now.

You have fragged your xenia by just cutting the tops off? The one I have had 2 huge stalks when I got it but it is has shrunk a bit due to the attacks. My zoe frag has doubled and my polyps look great.
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I've used glue on xenia, it will work, I have just found a rubberband to be easier.
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