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Old 08-14-2003, 06:40 PM   #1
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What's my Xenia doing?

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I have a little Xenia (Pulsing coral) colony. A couple of the larger specimens (3-4 inches in length) have started opening up on their sides. There is no slime and it doesn't look like an injury. It looks more like they're "folding open". I tried uploading a couple of photos but I couldn't figure out how. Anyway, anyone have any ideas? All other corals seem just fine and appear to be thriving.

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Old 08-14-2003, 06:46 PM   #2
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I've uploaded the pictures to My Gallery if anyone would like to look at them.

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Old 08-14-2003, 06:51 PM   #3
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I'll put the pics in the thread for you....



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Old 08-14-2003, 06:53 PM   #4
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When mine do this, it is a sign of branching out... It could be something aggitating it also... I have noticed mine though, when it does this, it soon falls over and attaches it self and multiplies... I could be wrong and lucky, maybe someone else can shed some light on it...
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I agree, mine just did this and it spread out a little more on the rocks. Not to worry as you go these can grow big as my LFS has shown through time lapse pics of his in his 650 gal show tank.
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Well... they're still folding open. Wish us luck!

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Well, what has happened to your xenia? any changes? growth
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Thanks for asking!

One of them bent all the way over and attached itself to the LR, via where it was "folding open". Now it's creating more little branches and spreading. This is so cool! When it grows a little more, I'll attach a picture or two.

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It's got to have spread out more by now! What's the story? Got any pics? I'm sure we'd all love to see it's progress.
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