Xenia? (ID please!)

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Went to Petco and found what appeared to be a pom pom xenia that didn't look so happy. After the purchase and a couple of days in the tank, he finally opened up, but looks a lot different than most xenia's I've seen (structure-wise). Am I losing my mind or do I need to give him a little longer to open up? Thanks!

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Went to Petco and found what appeared to be a pom pom xenia that didn't look so happy. After the purchase and a couple of days in the tank, he finally opened up, but looks a lot different than most xenia's I've seen (structure-wise). Am I losing my mind or do I need to give him a little longer to open up? Thanks!

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Nice find, possibly a nepthea of some sort, very pretty.
 

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That doesn't look like xenia. I think it may actually be a **nepthea (originally said kenya tree by accident lol).
Went to Petco and found what appeared to be a pom pom xenia that didn't look so happy. After the purchase and a couple of days in the tank, he finally opened up, but looks a lot different than most xenia's I've seen (structure-wise). Am I losing my mind or do I need to give him a little longer to open up? Thanks!

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Family: Nephtheidea Species: Capnella, ORA most likely since they usually (from what I have seen) supply PetCo with their capnella frags. PetCo often mislabels it as nepthea which is incorrect.
Nephthea is the same as litophyton (they recently combined the species--not sure why cause they have some serious differences but I'm not in charge (which is a good thing). )

So no, definitely not Xenia.
 

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