This Xenia grows very rapidly, and each of the stalks can be cut to make a new mother colony. You can see a white scar on the Xenia in the foreground where a branch has been removed recently. Xenia can be grown with many other corals because they do not tend to sting other corals. This ability to live close together is especially true between the different colors and strains of Xenia.
We have found that most Xenia thrive when they are trimmed vigorously. Shortly after this picture was taken Sally Jo removed almost all of this colony of Xenia with a pair sharp scissors. This small colony can regrow itself in less than five weeks, and it can be harvested every three months.
The other corals in this picture are a beautiful green encrusting Acropora in the upper right hand corner, a nice Tri- color Acropora in the bottom center of the picture, and the incredible Red-haired Purple Acropora below the Xenia.
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