View Full Version : help with xenia


paijeehobbs
04-22-2005, 9:50 PM
for some odd reason i have the hardest time with xenia. can someone please tell me if there is some big secret to keeping this stuff happy and pulsing?

akula
04-23-2005, 6:30 PM
although this is not much of an answer, many people have seen one of two extremes, either it melts away in a few days or it takes off like wild fire. my previous 29g was a desolve tank. my current 75g is a wild fire tank. I think maybe the fresher the frag the better. good news is it is available from several members for free so you can try again.

paijeehobbs
04-23-2005, 10:11 PM
who can i get it from?

akula
04-24-2005, 8:25 AM
Jim. use the link to go to the profile and use the PM button.

http://www.atlantareefclub.org/index.php?option=com_forum&Itemid=51&page=profile&mode=viewprofile&u=70

The Hit Man
04-24-2005, 8:37 PM
Jim is a xenia GOD!!! :D

Jimbeau
04-24-2005, 9:40 PM
I will give you a call on Monday. I have Xenia Elongata that you are welcome to have. As to your problem of it melting away I too had this problem early on, but once my tank was truely established and I stopped chasing water parameters it seems to do quite well.
Jim

Jimbeau
05-10-2005, 7:29 AM
I am truly sorry; I have not had a chance to call you. Please call me when it is convenient for you. (678)358-6328

Atlanta Aquarium
06-10-2006, 2:10 PM
It really isn't that hard to keep xenia. They are very hardy when a few conditions are met. 1) your tank should be at least 6 month old 2) water parameters are good 3) good strong water flow throughout the tank ( I have a 265 gallons tank and the water turn about 4000 gph) 4) strong lighting ( I have 1560W of MH varied 6" - 14" over my tank), they love light as much as acropora. As long as these conditions are met, xenia will spread like wildfire.

hooverfire4
08-01-2006, 7:54 AM
Do they thrive off of the light or is there a suppliment that can be added for them to grow.

fishwhisperer
08-01-2006, 2:58 PM
They do melt when the tank gets too warm >82 in my experience.

Glowfish
08-01-2006, 4:24 PM
Yeah, I've seen the same thing regarding warm temperatures. My tank is usually around 80-82, and they barely hang on. Someone told me before that they thrive in cooler temps, 76-78. Iodine can also be a problem if you aren't adding any as a supplement. They seem less forgiving if there is an iodine diffeciency in the tank.

hooverfire4
08-02-2006, 7:17 PM
Does the xenia move? When it is considered it can reproduce pretty rapidly, does it biforcate into two when it comes time?