What happened to my xenia?

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It did look like this, and was coming out everyday.
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Now for the past week, its been looking like this...

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GSP, Zoas, and finger leather all look good, just the xenia.
 
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I had xenia growing in one of my tanks when it was newly cycled. I used the xenia from one of my other tanks. It grew and spread in the tank for about three months and then it appeared that all the xenia died. A month later, xenia appeared all over the tank and to this day I have to remove some because it interferes with the growth of other corals. The tank has been running for almost three years. I don’t know what caused the die off, but if your xenia dies off it will probably come back if your other corals are doing fine and growing. I find this coral to be very easy to care for.

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That’s What Xenia Does: it takes over Your tank, thrives of dies. In Your case the latter. Reasons: iodine levels for one but There is more and nobody knows.
 

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Xenias are like the canary in the mine. They are the first to die when parameters are out of whack. Run all your tests.
 
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The only thing I did different was my nitrates were around 20, and Ive got them down to 10 now. I also added some carbon in the filter. Other then that everything is the same. Other corals seem fine, the xenia has been like that for over a week now.
 

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It'll bounce back.
 
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