- Reaction score
- More than 10 years
I bought my Pulsing Xenia Monday, he was small, about the size of a man's thumb tip, pink, pulsing, and cute. $10! I temp acclimated, then added a cup of my tank water every 5 minutes until I doubled his bag water. I put him at the bottom of my tank, about a foot and a half down from the lights and in a low flow area. My tank has been running for about a year. I have Panorama Pro/Stunner LED lights on for about 7 hours a day, salinity 1.024, calcium 475, alk 12, ph 8, nitrate 0, nitrite 0, phosphate 0, ammonia 0. He's shrunken up, like he retracted some of his pom poms and is purple. The tips that are out aren't pulsing. Should I move him to a medium flow area or give it another couple days? I'd hate to leave him in a spot he hates for too long, but on the other hand want to give him time to adjust. So far I haven't killed a coral ever, so I'll be pretty devastated if I can't make the one I've been wanting the longest live past a week. Any pointers or tips would be greatly appreciated.