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Old 02-20-2016, 02:08 PM   #1
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I think I killed a coral?

So I got a 3 stalk frag of Red Sea Xenia yesterday and went through the normal routine. Drop acclimated for an hour or so. Prepared a dip in CoralRX and then rinsed in acclimation water and placed in the tank.

Then I realized I didn't put salt in the coralRX water..

Now today my Xenia has lost 98% of its flowery heads and the stalks are laying over.

I wonder if it will bounce back and I'm kicking myself in the butt for making such a stupid mistake.

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Sorry to hear about the coral, but to upload pics use a photo site like Photobucket and upload pics there from your phone or camera, then just insert the url in the picture option above the reply box.
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I've dipped in freshwater before you may have stressed it but I think it will perk up give it some time
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I'm gonna leave it in for awhile until it either comes back or completely dissolves. Kind of a bummer


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I think the damage is done. It doesn't appear to be getting any worse.

Fingers crossed it recovers well.


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Ok quick update. The Red Sea Xenia all but completely dissolved. A small and I mean VERY small sliver survived and found itself a nice crevice in the rocks to sit. It's growing back with a good number of heads but it's itty bitty right now. At least some of it survived and I learned a lesson..

Don't dip Red Sea Xenia in freshwater..a 3 stalk frag is now a small chunk of flesh.


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Now that is very interesting. Wouldn't have guessed that...I can only hope that the stuff doesn't overwhelm your tank now that it is on the recovery.
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It's kind of surprising to me too..I've heard the horror stories of Xenia but my fiancť loves it so I caved and bought some. If it ends up taking over I won't hesitate to destroy it haha.



Kind of amazing the smallest piece of it is now growing.


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