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Old 01/24/2007, 05:22 PM   #26
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I have some sansibia in my tank. Here is a shot
We get ALOT of this stuff in at my work.. its called Blue Xenia, or Anthillia.. could it be sansibia?

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These photos, taken in Menjangen National Park, Northwest Bali, show Sympodium exposed at low tide.
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Old 01/25/2007, 01:53 PM   #27
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IMO, flow is very important for the Cespitularia to thrive. I put in a penductor, which changed the flow through my tank. When I woke up to go to work, the direction and velocity had changed from the penductor. Result? High flow areas were now low-flow, and low flow became high-flow!

My Cespitularia ALMOST crashed! It was deflated, laying on the bottom of the tank! It was now in a low-to-no-flow area! I took the penductor out, put my spray bar back in. The Cespitularia was back to normal in 8 hours.

Now the Blue Anthelia has been very difficult. Every frag I give away has died on people. I don't know why. I won't sell it, because of it's habit of crashing a month or so after I frag it. This has happened in my tank, and in friends' tanks.

I don't know what I'm doing wrong. It's thriving in my tank, but when a piece splits off the mother colony (on it's own!) I glue it onto a frag plug, then in a month or so... it's dead. If I leave it alone, it's fine, and I have another colony in my tank. Go figure!

If anyone knows what might be happening here, please post away. I could use some help.


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Old 01/28/2007, 05:15 AM   #28
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Hmm, this seems to be a good thread for this topic, anyone have any idea what's labeled as powder blue xenias in my gallery? They have a stalk, and the color is similar to my blue cespitularia.


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Old 01/28/2007, 11:10 AM   #29
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yeh, looks like Xenia umbellata.


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Old 01/28/2007, 11:55 AM   #30
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??? I thought Umbellatas are the Red Sea xenias. Plus these guys don't really pulse, I've seen the polyps move, but not pulse regularly like a xenia would.


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Old 01/28/2007, 07:22 PM   #31
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My umbellatas don't pulse as they used to. It's not uncommon for xenia not to pulse in some times.
I suppose I could be wrong, but it looks exactly like my umbellata.


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Old 01/28/2007, 08:16 PM   #32
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And your umbellata's powder blue? I happen to have Red Sea xenias as well. Would you happen to have images of your Umbellata?


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Old 01/28/2007, 08:38 PM   #33
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The lights are off now, but I can get a pic tomorrow.
No mine isn't powder blue. I do not think yours in question is cespitularia, if that's what you're suggesting.


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Old 01/28/2007, 09:03 PM   #34
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Nope..I got one of those too, there is 1 ces in my gallery . At first I thought it may be Sansibia, but then looking at these other pictures, the only other suggestion I've received was Sympodium. I figured since more of the posters here were able to tell the other 2 apart, maybe someone had an idea of what these powder blue ones are.


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Old 01/29/2007, 02:22 PM   #35
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Yeh1705-

It's tough to tell from your pictures. The "light Blue" almost looks like Clove Polyps, but it's tough to tell from your picture. Sorry. The Cespitularia that's listed doesn't show the true color of the coral. Try taking another picture with either natural sunlight, or use a flash. The Cespitularia will show an irredescent color to it. The Blue Anthelia will not. Anthelia will not close like most Xenia's. When out of water, it just flops.


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Old 01/29/2007, 10:22 PM   #36
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nvm..deleted what I wrote..:P


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Old 02/02/2007, 11:41 PM   #37
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I will admit...I am not 100% sure if what I have is Sansibia, but I have blue anthelia in my tank and the two look completely different. What I think is Sansibia looks a lot like a thick short lawn of grass compared to my anthelia which looks like palm trees. I wish there was an easy way to tell.


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Old 02/12/2007, 04:44 AM   #38
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How long does it take to split/double?

It doesn't seem like they grow as fast as the more common Xenias.

Also, for those who have them, what lighting are you using?


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Old 02/18/2007, 04:36 PM   #39
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Could this be Cespitularia?







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Old 02/18/2007, 07:23 PM   #40
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Doesn't look like cespitularia, but nice smiley.

I got a nice big colony of sansibia the other day. The seem to be coming in a lot to the Bay Area in the past month. Most places have been calling them clove polyps.




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Old 02/23/2007, 06:38 PM   #41
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Viper, I dont think what you have is Sansiba...

Looks like purple cloves... I get them all the time, nothing special, but they are pretty.


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Old 02/23/2007, 06:46 PM   #42
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yep, those are cloves


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Old 02/23/2007, 06:55 PM   #43
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Yea I figured as much from another thread about these.

Got a pic of yours? I've only seen these imported recently.


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Old 02/24/2007, 12:24 PM   #44
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Got a picture of what? Sansiba... we have some at the store I work right now, which is where I am now... but I have no digital camera to take a picture.


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Old 02/24/2007, 08:18 PM   #45
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Yea, any chance you could get a pic soon?


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Old 02/25/2007, 10:14 AM   #46
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Probably not, ... Im second guessing that now, as we have an anthellia colony in too, the "Sans" is just shorter, with bluer mouths... hum.... not quite sure.


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