Pulsing xenia deteriorating

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Maddy, 22 Sep 2014.

  1. Maddy

    Maddy

    Joined:
    23 Aug 2013
    Posts:
    310
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Pretoria
    My pulsing xenia used to be a nice purple colour but are now more of a brownish colour and I have noticed these small white markings on them. Anyone had this before? Problem is they are on a rock that is holding up half the tank's liverock. :(
     
  2. Guest




  3. KAJSafrica

    KAJSafrica

    Joined:
    20 Apr 2014
    Posts:
    97
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    pretoria
    some more info and I'm sure someone here can help, water condition, livestock etc
     
  4. CameL

    CameL

    Joined:
    16 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    1,108
    Likes Received:
    130
    Location:
    Primrose Hill, JHB
    and preferrably a photo
     
  5. jimilutz

    jimilutz

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2013
    Posts:
    451
    Likes Received:
    39
    Location:
    Randburg
    I don't know about the white marks but my Xenia have turned brown when I have put them into my tanks which are not fed due to no fish. I believe they like lots of nutrients. Did you not just get your tank too clean? If you have mushrooms, they might also have shrivelled up a bit?
     
  6. OP
    Maddy

    Maddy

    Joined:
    23 Aug 2013
    Posts:
    310
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Pretoria
    Sorry guys, forgot to take a pic yesterday, will do so this afternoon. Its actually been over a period of about a month or two that they have slowly been withering away and changing colour. My phosphates and nitrates were quite high and alkaline was too low but this has all been sorted. Phosphates were (a week ago) 0.82 (still too high) but they were 1.25. Nitrates are now 5. I have roughly 8 fish, so theres definitely enough feeding. The only difference I noticed were these little white marks on the xenia all of a sudden that weren't there before. Will try and get them on a pic this afternoon.

    ---------- Post added at 08:20 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:20 AM ----------

    Oh and mushrooms and all other corals looking great. Just xenias not healthy.
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Pulsing xenia deteriorating Forum Date
[wtd] Pincushion and pulsing xenia Wanted 18 May 2017
[wtd] Pulsing Xenia Wanted 17 May 2017
[wtd] pulsing xenia and kenyan tree Wanted 28 Mar 2017
[wtd] Substrate / Pulsing xenia / Kenya tree / GSP Wanted 3 Mar 2017
[wtd] kenyan tree and some pulsing xenia Wanted 4 Feb 2017
[wtd] Pulsing xenia wanted Wanted 28 Aug 2016
[wtd] Pulsing Xenia Wanted 25 Aug 2016