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Old 11-27-2009, 02:11 PM   #1
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sick? xenia

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I've had my xenia for about a year now and its happily multiplied all over my tank despite poor water quality. I am now much more on top of my water quality. until recently some of it has started to retract while other colonies are better than ever.

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Water test look OK. Anyone picking on them?
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:59 PM   #3
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nope i used some aiptasia x recently to get rid of some aiptasia it worked fantastic and didnt come too close to the xenia
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It`s still in the water even if it wasnt close. Could very well be the problem. Maybe some PWC`s will help.
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its strange that only two of the close to fifteen colonies are showing symptoms the lfs said it was only toxic in high concentrations and i have done two 5% water changes since ( I do 5G weekly)
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could the large brown polyps to the left of the colony be stinging it?
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Just button polyps. Should be OK.
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:29 PM   #8
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5g in week in a 90g is like just taking out a few cups of water a day. Try doing a 15%-20% water change. That could well be your problem.
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are they permanently like that, or just from time to time. My xenia will shrivel up, or contract, every once in a while and then expand back again. They may stay contracted for anywhere from five to thirty minutes and then it was like nothing happened.
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