Xenia Coral

Xenia Coral

The Xenia Coral, is an amazing colonial coral that holds many individual polyps that are latched onto a piece of coral rubble or live rock. This coral will form additional stalks in order to reproduce as it grows. This coral adds such a fantastic aspect to any reef aquarium as it not only provides a great flower like polyp and pink colour but also has the ability to pulse, whereby the polyps are opening and closing in order to release waste and gasses, which is one of the most amazing sights to see in a reef tank. 

This is a great beginner coral and does not require too much from its owner in order to thrive in the home aquarium. In order to reach its full potential it should be housed in an aquarium that has moderate to high lighting and moderate to high water flow in order to reiterate its natural environment. 

This coral is also known to be one of the fastest growing in the industry and therefore it is crucial that there is ample room around it when positioning it into your aquarium. Also for continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.

Though this coral will attain the majority of its nutritional requirements from the lighting through photosynthesis, it will also benefit from additional food sources in the form of micro-plankton. 

Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Lighting: Low to Moderate
Waterflow: Medium to Strong
Placement: All
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Colour Form: White
Supplements: Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium, Iodine, Trace Elements
Family: Xeniidae

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful to Other Coral
Fast Growth Rate
Easy to Frag

  1. This has got to be one of the most interesting corals available to saltwater enthusiasts. It’s swaying motion and pulsing tops add a lot of movement to your reef, also this is a very hardy coral and easy for the beginner to grow. I highly recommend xenias!

  2. I received this coral yesterday. It is now open and pulsating It is a wonderful addition to my 12 gal nano-reef. I was very impressed with the packing. Thank-you Drs.

  3. Before I had a chiller I never had success with xenia. Some corals can handle temps above 88, but Xenias will not. Now that I have a chiller they grow fast. I found they grow quicker in my heavy feed tank.

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