|This incredible Xenia is one of the reef hobbie's success stories. We received this coral five years ago in a shipment from Bali. Sally Jo was able to nurse this damaged Xenia back to health, and it grew into a massive two toned rapidly pulsing Xenia.
As you can see in this image this Xenia has two distinct colors on each Polyp. What you can not see from this top few is that the base of this Xenia grows to several inches across. The stalks thicken until they are as thick as your wrist before they divide into multiple heads. The stalk has same consistency as a Sarcophyton, but it is creamy white.
Sally Jo was able to propagate this coral many times, and we were able to send it to several friends. During the particularly hot summer of 2000 we lost almost every piece of this coral. When we called our friends in different states we found out that their corals had died at almost exactly the same time. About a year ago Sally Jo showed me a very small Xenia colony with only four polyps. She told me she thought this was the Bali Xenia, and she was right.
For the next six months she nursed this tiny colony back to health, and in February it started to grow very rapidly. We learned an important lesson about Xenia by watching this coral. You can trim your Xenia too often. It is important to allow each colony of Xenia to heal completely before you cut it again. The colony expends of massive amount of effort to recreate the polyps. We will show you more pictures of this colony as it grows.
FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS WE HAVE WORKED VERY HARD TO PURCHASE, TRADE, AND SAVE AS MANY TYPES OF CORALS AS WE CAN.
We are having a special on all of the coral cuttings. WHEN YOU PURCHASE 5 AT THE REGULAR PRICE OF $100 WE WILL GIVE YOU TWO FREE CORALS!. We will continue to provide the most current data on reef farming for both education and profit.
Sometimes I forget how fun it can be to watch the Reef Janitorstm as they go about their duties. It is important to have the mixture of crabs and snails custom picked for your reef aquarium. Both Leonel and Brian are experts in algae control. You can be sure that they will choose the right mixture from GARF's extensive collection of algae eaters.
The GARF staff knows that each aquarium is different and they will ask about the size, lighting, and age of your reef. Summer is the most important time to add extra janitorstm because there is more light and the reef will be a bit warmer. When you order any Reef Janitor pactm you can pick a free coral or two pounds of GARF's FAMOUS GRUNGE LIVE SAND ACTIVATOR Reef Janitors tm or call toll free 800-600-6163.
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|Many of the rare corals are offered to our members for 2 years before they are put on sale. We will soon have an E-mail list that will list the rarest color forms of sps corals and soft corals such as Xenia and Mushrooms.|