View Full Version : xenia plague

12/11/2003, 03:02 PM
I appreciated your article on soft corals in Reefkeeping. You mentioned some difficulties growing Xenia. I have the opposite problem. The Xenia keeps proliferating and spreading over the rock in my reef tank. It has attached to SPS corals and damaged them. I seem to be unable to clean it all out, despite trying on a weekly basis. Do you know of anything that eats Xenia, but will not harm my SPS corals and my yellow Sarcophyton?

12/12/2003, 03:25 AM
thats a tuff problem, ask some local reefers totake it for free, your lfs will definately take it,!@

12/16/2003, 09:36 AM
I have heavy xenia growth as well in my 100 g. Fortunately, I welcome this aggressive growth rate. The xenia have spread throughout the entire tank growing around the base of almost every other coral, up the back glass, and on pump arms and other equipment. I have not noticed any damage to other corals personally.

Like previous post, I do know that my local fish stores will quickly accept xenia for trade as these sell almost instantly in my area.