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post #1 of 6 Old 04-12-2009, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation New Xenia Coral Frag polyps shriveled HELP!

I purchased a xenia coral frag 3 days ago for a ten gallon nano reef with medium waterflow and 40 watt compact flourescent lighting. It opened up and was doing fine but after I topped off the water its polyps closed and it began to shrivel. Does anyone know what's wrong. Oh and the water quality is fine. HELP!!!

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-13-2009, 11:59 PM
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they should re-open with time, just leave them alone for a bit
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-14-2009, 01:00 AM
Yeah, just leave it be. Xenia is a very hardy coral. I accidentally poisoned my tank once and the Xenia was the hardest hit, but it came back strong.

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post #4 of 6 Old 04-14-2009, 05:03 AM
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It is also normal for Xenia to completely close a couple of times per day, and then reopen. Mine close like clockwork between the hours of 8pm and 9pm.
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-14-2009, 06:38 AM
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As do mine. It's when you see them really withdrawing and coloration darkening for several days is when you have to worry.

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-14-2009, 07:37 AM
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just curious, what are fine water params?
im more interested in nitrate, alk, ca, and mag.
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