Pom Pom Xenia vs. Pink Pulsating Xenia

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  1. copenhagen1221

    copenhagen1221 Astrea Snail

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    I've seen pictures for both the Pom Pom Xenia and the Pink Pulsating Xenia, and they look basically the same. Only problem is these pics were on Google image so the reliability is somewhat lacking. Are these the same coral with different names or are they somewhat different?
     
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  3. mirandacollc

    mirandacollc Flame Angel

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    I have both and the pom poms are much more sensitive and the pulsing are easier to care for. My pom poms have died 4 times and come back and the pulsing have lived through it all.
     
  4. MTips18

    MTips18 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    the pulsing are soooooo cool how could you not want some?
     
  5. copenhagen1221

    copenhagen1221 Astrea Snail

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    Correct me if i'm wrong, but they do look almost identical, do they not? I was also under the impression that the pom poms pulse as well.
     
  6. PackLeader

    PackLeader Giant Squid

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    I am not sure, but I think they are one in the same. Pom Pom's do pulse. I have them ;) Been plenty hardy enough for me, stuff grows like crabgrass in my tank.
     
  7. pgreef

    pgreef Fire Goby

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    My pom-poms pulse.

     
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  9. RHorton

    RHorton Pajama Cardinal

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    I have both, the regular ones I have are more purplish and the pom poms are pinkish.
     
  10. Stingray

    Stingray Blue Ringed Angel

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    pgreef, nice vid m8, wish my normal pulseing xenia pulsed like that, whats your ph and alk at?
     
  11. salsalito25

    salsalito25 Stylophora

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    I agree with this ..!! Crabb Grass..!!! I have learned tho if you get them start them at the top of your rock's if not they will grow to the top and take every thing over.. Under the right conditions.....



    Good Luck..!!
     
  12. missionsix

    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Maybe the confusion lies with the resemblance of anthelia to pom-pom xenia? Both related. One pulses and one doesn't.