My Xenia, a HUGE patch made it through the maturing transition but did not look good at all. It was closed up and receded for a few weeks. now it's better than ever and growing like crazy!!about 6 months. the xenia was growing great in the tank. i just dont want them to kill it. the only fish in the tank is a yellow clown goby about 3/4" long. the goby eats the small pods, but some are almost the same size of him.