Originally Posted by Bearfan
Another related question. Could you encourage an anemone to move by changing the flow pattern? I reason I ask is I have a Condy ($4.50 special...couldn't pass) that is in the middle of the tank I would like to move to either side for the protection of future critters.
Actually if you use a low flow powerhead aimed near it (but not at it) it should not stress it at all. There are a few concerns with trying to do this though.
The anemone may not go in the direction you want and could trample something as it wanders. Where it ends up will also depend on the light intensity. If using PC
lights depending on bulb layout, they tend to overlap in the middle creating a "hot spot" of intensity so to speak. If so, the anemone is not likely to remain on the ends of the tank and keep wandering. Might even decide to climb the glass to get the same intensity.
If possible, you might want to build up one or both ends of the tank closer to the surface so it allows the anemone to achieve the same conditions as the middle of the tank. Be sure you create small crevaces or dips in the rock where the anemone can wedge it's foot. A condy will not perch out in the open. Depending on how the main powerheads are positioned, the flow at the ends of the tank may be a bit more brisk than the middle so you may also need to create a small gully where the flow is broken up a bit and the anemone is not being jostled by the flow.
Is it a gigantea or a passiflora?