Pulsing Xenia colour change

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    kevvin27

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    I got a pulsing xenia a few months ago now and it was fairly small and a lightish pink colour. I put it mid level in my tank with t5ho lighting and its become a darker more purple colour. Is this a bad thing? It's definately had a fair amount of growth since I got it. It's currently sitting on the sand bed as of yesterday, the same way it is in this picture. Where should I put it?
     

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    You'll notice that a lot of corals will change colors as you go.Sometimes they'll take on brighter colors,other times they'll lighten up.Unless their bleaching,its not really a bad thing.
    Its the difference in the the lights and water parameters that most often cause the change.
     
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    Xenias are one of the few corals that does well in lower light and intense lighting.They become brown,darker in low light and lighter-sometimes pinkish in higher light.

    Put it high up if you want it lighter,lower if you want it darker.Me,I I would put it in the trash.Just kidding,I had xenias grow out of control in the past.
     
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    haha thanks both of you
     
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