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Pulsing Xenia coral is an interesting invertebrate in that each extension has small, feathery-like polyps that will contract ("pulse") together. This coral is an entertaining addition to a saltwater tank. The reason for why these corals pulse is still a mystery - however, it is known that factors such as water, lighting intensity, and nutrients in the water column play a part. Aqua-cultured specimens tend to reproduce quickly, so it's advised to leave plenty of space around this coral for…