Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-25-2010, 06:14 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
lmetcalf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 102
new Pulsing Xenia not pulsing?

Hello all,
I bought a pulsing Xenia today.I put it in my tank, it started pulsing, everything was good. I look at it again a few hours later and it's not pulsing anymore. Is that normal? Or is it mad at me?
__________________

__________________
30gal
brittlestar, yellow wrasse, and 2 cleaner shrimp
lmetcalf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2010, 06:41 PM   #2
Sliced Bread
 
neilanh's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 8,482
It's probably mad at you.

Suppose you're a coral, you're in an LFS, nice, warm, cozy, life is good. Then someone 400x bigger than you grabs you, and puts you in a bag of water. You're so scared you **** yourself, and there's no fresh water flow in the bag you're in, so now you smell it, and it stinks, so you vomit yourself, now you have that smell in there too.

Finally, a couple hours later some big hand moves you into a new home. It's all nice and cozy, probably better than your LFS home, but you're sick from sitting in the bag of nasty stuff for so long. You take a few breaths of the now clean water, but still not feeling great.

Maybe an overexaggerated illustration? haha, I got carried away.

Give it a few days to get over the transfer stress and get acclimated, I'm sure it'll be fine if you acclimated it properly.
__________________

__________________
~Neilan
In the DC Metro Area? Check out GWAPA and WAMAS
neilanh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2010, 06:44 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
lmetcalf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 102
Wow, i kinda feel bad for buying fish and stuff now haha. Thanks for the heads-up. It looks perky enough.. Lets hope it likes it's new home eventually
__________________
30gal
brittlestar, yellow wrasse, and 2 cleaner shrimp
lmetcalf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2010, 08:09 PM   #4
is back to save the day!
 
Zer0's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 3,194
Quote:
Originally Posted by neilanh View Post
It's probably mad at you.

Suppose you're a coral, you're in an LFS, nice, warm, cozy, life is good. Then someone 400x bigger than you grabs you, and puts you in a bag of water. You're so scared you **** yourself, and there's no fresh water flow in the bag you're in, so now you smell it, and it stinks, so you vomit yourself, now you have that smell in there too.

Finally, a couple hours later some big hand moves you into a new home. It's all nice and cozy, probably better than your LFS home, but you're sick from sitting in the bag of nasty stuff for so long. You take a few breaths of the now clean water, but still not feeling great.
I almost fell off my chair.
__________________
Thanks.
-Kevin
Zer0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2010, 09:19 PM   #5
Sliced Bread
 
neilanh's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 8,482
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zer0 View Post
I almost fell off my chair.
__________________
~Neilan
In the DC Metro Area? Check out GWAPA and WAMAS
neilanh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2010, 10:49 PM   #6
AA Team Emeritus
 
austinsdad's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Accokeek, Maryland
Posts: 7,694
Neilan, kinda having one of those Steven King moments? That was fun.

LMercalf, don't take it personal if it never does like its new home. Xenia can be a weird coral. Loves some tanks, either funky or pristine. Can't get going in others, funky or pristine. No rhyme or reason.

Now if it does like your tank, you're gonna have your hands full before long. Gotta prune. Place it up high now as it will reach to the light and overtake everything in its path.
__________________
-Ray-

"Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we might as well dance!"

austinsdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2010, 06:34 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mitchell0605's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wollongong Australia
Posts: 2,757
Aye. Some Xenia die within weeks. Mine did, had no idea why. Weird coral sometimes.
__________________

__________________
~ Mitch

Follow my 6G Pico build!
Mitchell0605 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
xenia

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
pulsing xenia m3drver Saltwater Reef Aquaria 16 05-07-2008 09:45 AM
pulsing xenia ewelch Archive 2 01-16-2007 06:59 PM
Pulsing Xenia zenn Show Off/Photography 1 02-21-2006 04:12 PM
pulsing xenia juskeepswiming Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 04-19-2005 10:50 AM
Pulsing Xenia JohnNLuc Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 01-25-2005 10:13 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.