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Old 01/17/2007, 08:36 AM   #1
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Help, Xenia Out Of Control!!!

Xenia is taking over my tank. Does anyone know if there's a way to get rid of it other then scraping it off the rocks?


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Old 01/17/2007, 09:45 AM   #2
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Xenia does not like temp swings. If you have a lot that you need to get rid of, check with the LFS to see if they want any perhaps they will credit you. Cut it as close to the base as possible with a sharp pair of scissors, then using some small rubble use a rubberband & tie the stocks to this, now you have just fragged Xenia! Now take a cup or so of tank RO water & heat it up hot. Using a syringe, carefully shoot the hot water on the stalks that are left on the rocks, this should kill the rest of the colony.
Works for me every time. But, do NOT do this all in one setting, you do not want to have a lot of decaying Xenia all at once.



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Old 01/17/2007, 11:41 AM   #3
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Niger triggers will eat Xenia


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Old 01/17/2007, 12:13 PM   #4
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Yea, along with everything else in my tank. I'll go with rocketmakrs' suggestion.


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Old 01/22/2007, 05:24 PM   #5
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I have a Niger Trigger with my xenia and he doenst bother it


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Old 01/22/2007, 05:58 PM   #6
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Temps Above 80 KILLS XENIA, Try 82, be gradual for any fish.Your XEnia will be dead.


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Old 01/23/2007, 10:51 AM   #7
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Temps above 80 doesn't kill xenia. My tank runs around 80 and will go up as high as 83 my xenia isn't going wild but it definately hasn't died.


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Old 01/23/2007, 08:18 PM   #8
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mine got in to high 80's during heatwave last summer, mine was fine


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Old 01/23/2007, 08:26 PM   #9
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xenia will start to crash at 85 degrees... but something tells me fish wouldnt be to happy bout all that. You can try cutting it and using a wire brush to scrape it off your rocks, but i think the syringe with hot water would work best. if u cut it and put a small piece of rubble over the part that is stuck over the rock so it doesnt get any light would probablly also work... just a thought


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Old 01/24/2007, 09:50 AM   #10
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Might wanna try using a syringe and injecting it with some hot Kalk paste. Thats how I got rid of some of my shrooms.


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Old 01/25/2007, 02:07 PM   #11
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If you can... pull the rocks OUT of your tank. Xenia can put off some nasty stuff. If you can avoid cutting or tearing it off in your tank, IMO, you should. If you can't, put in fresh carbon to keep the allelopathic chemicals in check.

You can try to nudge the base or "foot" off the rock with a credit card, or your thumb nail. Then, reattach it to a frag plug, or just bag it.

You could try trading with local refers, or to your LFS.

*If you haven't had it out of your tank yet, into the open air... It smells REALLY, REALLY, REALLY BAD!

Best of luck, I had/have the same problem.


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Old 01/26/2007, 11:50 PM   #12
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My tank is always at 82 and the xenia is fine.


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Old 01/27/2007, 06:37 AM   #13
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My tomatoe clown keeps my xenia under control. For some reason if the xenia is too close to his anemone he tears it apart so I only have xenia on one side of the tank now.


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Old 01/27/2007, 09:15 AM   #14
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After you get it under control, use corals with a strong sting to surround the colony and keep it contained in that area. That always helped me.


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Old 01/27/2007, 01:45 PM   #15
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What type do you suggest?


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Old 01/27/2007, 01:47 PM   #16
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A galaxy coral has a pretty good sting to it.


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Old 01/28/2007, 10:22 AM   #17
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You could try placing pieces of rubble rock and surrounding the xenia then when it grows onto the rocks trade the pieces in for store credit.


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Old 01/29/2007, 11:23 AM   #18
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Old 02/09/2007, 10:26 AM   #19
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One word: hydnaphora

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Old 02/23/2007, 12:58 PM   #20
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If I were you I would take some xenia encrusted rocks to an LFS and trade them. Some people (including me) really like the stuff.


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Old 02/24/2007, 06:53 PM   #21
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frag and trade and let grow. Supplement your habit. Xenia can and will survive over 85 deg.

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Old 02/26/2007, 12:56 PM   #22
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What are you doing to your tank? I would love for my xenia to spread.
What method can i use to make my xenia spread?


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Old 02/27/2007, 05:50 AM   #23
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keep your tank slightly dirty. they seem to like it


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Old 02/27/2007, 06:03 AM   #24
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i dont know how to keep my tank dirty without having nuisance algae growth.LoL.


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Old 03/01/2007, 06:30 PM   #25
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would the cut and blast the base method work on green polps. i've tried sticking the syringe in its mouth and blasting. then i took my turkey bastor and sucked up all the stringy stuff that came out of them as it shrivelled up and now they've come back again. i'm gonna take the smaller rocks to a friends place for her puffer to snack on but i need a way to rid my larger rocks from it.

any chance of joe's juice working?


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