Weird Xenia issue

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    trying it again Fire Shrimp

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    About two to three weeks ago I added some frags,(Zoas, Mushrooms,Kenya tree). Everything was looking good, then three days ago the Xenia, which has been there for years looked like it was hit with weed killer and some of the Zoas closed, mushrooms an Toadstool are OK . Only thing I can think of is it might have something to do with the placement of the Kenya tree coral which was close to the Xenia and about 4in from one of the Zoas. I moved the Kenya tree (Which looks fine) to the other side of tank. I know corals can sting but do any release toxins???? because even stuff that wasn't near the Kenya tree, was looking a little off.
     
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    Siddique Dragon Wrasse

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    Yes they do release toxins but that may not b the issue.
    Have you added any phosphate remover or did a large water change?
    IME very clean water negatively affects Xenia.
     
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    trying it again Fire Shrimp

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    No big water changes , but have been improving on water quality. Changed about a gallon a day for the past week. Hope that's all it was. Fish look good.
     
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    Chemical warfare is something softies are good at. Run some carbon.
     
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    trying it again Fire Shrimp

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    [QUOTrunning"DSC reef, post: 1570956, member: 32947"]Chemical warfare is something softies are good at. Run some carbon.[/QUOTE]
    Been running some bio sorb, guess I'll add some carbon too. Should I just mix certain kinds that might not attack each other? Is there even such a method of doing so?
     
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    There are corals that do better together than others. Corals are fascinating animals though. I had numerous problems last year in my reef tank that affected my LPS and SPS that I could not figure out. Long story short, I removed my devils hand and my large yellow toadstool and everything went back to normal. I believe it was chemical warfare. Could be coincidence as there are several tanks that never have a problem. Definitely run carbon. I don't care what manufacturers claim, there is no substitute.
     
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    trying it again Fire Shrimp

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    OK,will do. Some Zoas kinda look open more today but the mother patch of Xenia is still iffy in spots. Hope by moving the Kenya things calm down with the warfare.
    Thanks all