Description – Distributed across the Indo-Pacific, the pulsating xenia is a species of soft coral in the family Xeniidae. They form large encrusting colony formations of around 20-40 heads, while spreading and forming new colonies. They are fast, aggressive growers that can easily dominate a reef. However, pulsing xenia provide much needed movement from their pulsing formations in the search for phytoplankton and zooplankton.
Pulsing xenia require low – medium light intensity
Flow – Low to Medium
Placement in the reef– lower to mid-levels – The best location for Pulsing Xenia is near the bottom of your tank. Xenia coral should be placed on its own rock, keeping distance -4 to 5 inches, at least- from any other rock or coral. This is because in ideal conditions they spread very rapidly and may become difficult to control. However, if you want a coral to cover the rockwork, this is your one!
Salinity – 1.024-26