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Common names for Xenia coral are Pulse coral and Pom Pom coral. It is a fascinating soft coral because of its pulsing polyps and the speed of Xenia corals growth. Pulsing is the opening and closing of the polyps which can only close and not retract. The pulsing also action adds motion in the aquarium, especially when they are in large groups which look like a field of pulsating flowers. There are many species of Xenia corals that aquarist can easily propagate with colors such as white, pink, brown and cream. Xenia corals also range in size from a couple inches to ten inches tall with large branches.
For more information, please see our article under Corals & Care: Xenia
Tank Requirements10 gal minimum
Current SizeApproximately 1 inch
Full-SizeApproximately 20 inches
Water ParametersNO3 0ppm, 72-82F, pH 8.0-8.3