Monday, April 7, 2008

Pom-Pom Xenia Update

My new Pom-Pom Xenia was pulsing a little bit last night. It was kind of difficult to tell how much because the current would cause it to sway and tended to keep its polyps mostly closed. Not clenched shut like a fist but but the current wouldn't allow them to open all the way. This coral, by the way, is on the opposite side of my tank from the powerhead that I had running.

I unplugged the powerhead to see how this would affect the coral. Within a few seconds the coral came alive like the finale of a fireworks display. All of the polyps were constantly closing and opening at random times. Pretty amazing to watch. I really hope I can get this one to grow and thrive.