Originally Posted by G1203
Look who's gotta new friend lol the anemone looks way more green today!!!! I think he is gonna be fine and he was as big as the palm of my hand yesterday and now he is the size of a softball!!!! Lol
Sorry I know it not what you want to hear but it doesnt not look green at all, they can lose all their zooxanthellae over night, but it takes months and months of perfect lighting, pristine and stable water conditions to start to gain it back, and as others have said you do not have the proper lighting to keep it alive alone to bring it back from a bleaching.
The lost of color or “bleaching” is a result of the loss of an anemone’s zooxanthellae. This can happen for a number of reasons such as excessive temperature changes, excessive lighting, insufficient lightning, physical stress, excessive salinity, etc.
Just like corals, anemones use their zooxanthellae to feed on light. The other part of their nutrition comes from meat. Unfortunately, they cannot survive solely on captured prey as their primary source of energy. An anemone without zooxanthellae is usually on the brink of death so, Bleaching can be reversed, but it takes commitment and time. First thing to do is to is to provide excellent water quality and optimal lighting.Bleaching can be reversed, but it takes commitment and time. First thing to do is to is to provide excellent water quality and optimal lighting.