Is this blue xenia?

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  1. Broder

    Broder Mudshark

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    A friend brought this back from the Transkei. Is this the blue xenia that doesn't survive in our tanks? Excuse the poor picture quality, but there isn't much light in my sump.

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    I think it is. Send a frag to me to confirm lol
     
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    It looks like xenia although I cant judge if it's the blue variety
     
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    Jup, (by the look on my phone) thats it. My success rate with those are aprox 1month...
     
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    Broder Thread Starter Mudshark

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    Yeah, I've heard. I assume it's a feeding problem? Are they non-photosynthetic corals?
     
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    Dont think they're non photosynthetic...actually I dont have a clue :lol:

    I just think they...I dunno...puzzles me 2...
     
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    Broder Thread Starter Mudshark

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    Just googled.... they need a lot of light and a fair amount of flow. Apparently they get most of their food requirements from light.
     
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    broder boomer has it growing but his sytem has a higher nutrient level , its also gone more brownish in his system. awsome stuff i can never seem to get it to lst the trip from the kei to here..
     
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    Mudshark - perhaps place it in your tank under the highest position, and possibly try target feeding the polyps as well...

    You should see when they are busy receding, or not....

    I do know that this soft-coral grows in VERY VERY shallow rock-pools in KZN as well.... Around Port Shepstone and Ramsgate area's there was a HUGE amount of these as well...
    When I visited there a few months ago...

    Only problem I found - they do not travel well at all (very long distances)....
     
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    Broder Thread Starter Mudshark

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    I'll try that. Thanks guys.
     
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    Les, are u not thinking of the Daisy polyps he has growing in abundance in his tank?
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    no you definatley get one like this or simular in the kei, i will show you one day when you not too chicken to come along.:razz:
     
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    Broder Thread Starter Mudshark

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    So you guys are both right. I had a closer look now that they've opened up nicely in the display tank. They are blue clove polyps. This makes me very stoked as it means they should do well. They're stunning as well. I just hope that they retain their electric blue centres.
     
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    Cool, Mudshark! Now we just need the pics to show, it, hey?!?!?!? ;)
     
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    Good to hear Broder. Those little polyps spread like wild fire. :)
     
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    Broder Thread Starter Mudshark

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    Oooohh... I think I may just need a macro lense for that:whistling: and maybe a nice camera,:whistling: nice lights,:whistling: a bigger tank,:whistling: oh yes, that's right, recession:p
     
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