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Some of you SPS folks are probably shrieking right now! :) For the soft coral admirer, xenia is a fabulous coral to keep. It grows quickly, looks beautiful, and most species are very easy to cut. The only exception I've found is the "Pom Pom" type from Fiji. They seem to not care for slicing and dicing. In Figure 1, I'm taking some scissors to the top portion of some Red Sea pulsing Xenia. I left the base intact, and that portion has already grown new polyps at this point.

Figure 1

In Figure 2, I'm taking a razor to divide the colony even further, to allow for two new heads to grow once it's attached.

Figure 2

Figure 3 demonstrates using the all powerful and simple toothpick method for attachment.

Figure 3
Created by liquid
Last modified 2005-02-04 00:38