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Xenia, more than any other species benefits from domestication. The Xenia is in this picture of the week is one of the most beautiful, hardy captive raised Xenia our collection.

When Xenia first arrive from the ocean they are often extremely delicate, but after several years in captivity they can morph into an extremely hardy strain of ornamental coral. This first picture shows the Beautiful Pink Creeping Xenia, and it is by far the easiest Xenia to grow. Many new farmers are producing combination rocks that feature this type of Xenia. When combined with colorful, fast-growing Zoanthids the resulting combination rocks are perfect for new reef tanks.

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One of the most interesting things about the Pink Creeping Xenia is its ability to change colors. Depending on the light and tank condition the colors can range from almost pure white the to light chocolate brown. Pink Creeping Xenia and is a great choice for newer reef tanks because it grows very fast and it is quite hardy.

Many people have discovered that small live rocks with Colonies of this pink creeping Xenia are one of the fastest selling easy to grow products that they can take to their local stores. We know several people who have been able to trade the Xenia for new lighting.

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The Pink Creeping Xenia is one of the best species to use in the Xenia bed filter because of its fast growth and rapid uptake of nutrients. One of the things that we discovered in our research is that the different species the Xenia do not sting each other. This allows you to create some beautiful combinations in your reef tank.

We often combine Sally Jo's Famous 100 Percent Pulsing POM-POM Xenia with a shorter pink creeping Xenia. The combination of these two types of Xenia works very well because one is able to grow tall stalks so the Pink Creeping Xenia cannot crowd it out. Our research shows that one of the best ways to avoid the notorious Xenia crash is to combine species in the same tank

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The next picture shows and interesting use for a POM-POM Xenia plug. We did not want the Pink Creeping Xenia to grow too close to the purple SPS coral with bright green polyps. We used some of our GARF Super Glue Gel to attach the POM-POM Xenia plug between the two corals. When the Pink Creeping Xenia has started to cover the plug we will be able to simply remove it. We often grow the Xenia on Small Aragocrete rocks so we are able to remove them from the reef tank later. Pink creeping Xenia is one of the very best corals to practice propagation with.

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After your colony of Pink Creeping Xenia is growing you can easily removed pieces of it with your tweezers. The small pieces of Xenia can be dropped in the gravel trays and they will attach to the gravel in less than one week. The small pieces of gravel with the Xenia attached can then be super glued to small pieces of Aragocrete.

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This final picture shows one of Sally Jo's Famous 100 Percent Pulsing POM-POM Xenia that is 4 months old. This Xenia is also able to change colors depending on the lighting. In our show tanks with VHO lighting these Xenia are often bright purple pink. In many of our grow out tanks with 40 W fluorescent lighting these Xenia are bright silver Blue.

Sally Jo's 100 Percent Pulsing POM-POM is by far the most hardy, easy to ship Fiji POM-POM we have ever seen. We hope you've enjoyed these pictures of our Xenia collection and we will be highlighting more types in the near future. We now have over 16 distinct types.

Xenia has had a reputation of being difficult to ship, hard to grow, and prone to crashing. Domestication has truly created an entirely new generation of captive raised Xenia.

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