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Old 04-09-2005, 01:37 AM   #1
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Anemone looks super bad

Um...i got an anemone, i don't remember what kind, however its been deflated the rntire time i've had it. It opens up sometimes, but not to where its completely inflated...should i just take it back? Is something wrong, or is this normal for an anemone in a new environment?
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How long have you had the anemone? Try and find out what kind it is too. Different anemones need different requirements. Lighting, placement, waterflow, is all of importance to a anemones survival. If you aren't providing the right environment for your anemone, it won't open in most cases.
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Old 04-09-2005, 05:08 AM   #3
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hi matman...
anemone`s i thought would need a much larger tank than 12G....
they really need halide (something of that quality)lighting too
This is why i never entertained gettin 1 and i have a 35G with nothin much in it .
But good luck and i am sure you wil sort it out )
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Do you know which nano you got? Is it the standard with 24watts of lighting or the deluxe with 48 watts?
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they really need halide (something of that quality)lighting too
This not entirely true. While a lot of species of anemone need intense lighting, there are some speices that will actually shy away from strong lightng (bubble tip anemone is one.)
It is important we figure out the species. Any chances on posting a pic? Wht are your current water parameters?
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Um, parameters are all normal, except for the nitrates still a little on the high side.

the anemone eas on the bottom of the rock and was being disturbed by my starfish and the shrimp, so i flipped the rock so it was on top, it seems to be opening up more. Here is a pic if anyone would like to tell me what kind of anemone it is.
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From the pic it is hard to tell the species. You never commented on the lighting. How much do you have?
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i have the normal Nano, not the DX. So whichever comes with that one, thats what lighting i have.

This is what worries me:
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Ya, that does not look good. You do not have the proper lighting to keep an anemone. I would remove the rock and clean off what is left of the anemone. These things can really foul your water when they die in the tank. I would do a 25% water change and start some new carbon. What advice, if any, did you get on this animal from the LFS?
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But it isnt dead...like, it opens up a little every once in a while, but its still living...
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If it is not dead yet, it will just be a matter of time. I would still suggest removing it. If you think it has a chance, you may want to brng it back to the LFS.
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