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Old 07-24-2012, 12:59 AM   #1
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anemone questions

here is a list of some of the questions i have concerning my anemone.

-i read somewhere that red legged reef hermits will eat my condy anemone. is this true. because ive got 4 of them in my tank with it!!

-why do anemones inflate themselves? what is the purpose?

-how bad is a condy's sting? how do you know if you will have a bad reaction or not? just get stung or what?

-does a condy move around the tank alot?

-if a clown is letting the anemone touch its tail and side does that mean it might be thinking about hosting it? it seams to be hanging around it alot more too.
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:30 AM   #2
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here is a list of some of the questions i have concerning my anemone.

-i read somewhere that red legged reef hermits will eat my condy anemone. is this true. because ive got 4 of them in my tank with it!!

-why do anemones inflate themselves? what is the purpose?

-how bad is a condy's sting? how do you know if you will have a bad reaction or not? just get stung or what?

-does a condy move around the tank alot?

-if a clown is letting the anemone touch its tail and side does that mean it might be thinking about hosting it? it seams to be hanging around it alot more too.
Not sure about the red legged hermits, but I doubt it.
I believe one of the reasons they inflate is to create more surface area, and soak up more light.
Unless you have real sensitive skin, the anemones just seem sticky, that's the extent of their "sting". It is designed for much smaller organisms than humans.
And yes!, it sounds like the clown is taking a liking to your Nem. It is not unheard of, that a Condy host a clown. I had one do it for awhile. Any port in a storm, so to speak.
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:31 AM   #3
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Ohh and last question, they will move until they find an optimal place for themselves.
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Not sure about the red legged hermits, but I doubt it.
I believe one of the reasons they inflate is to create more surface area, and soak up more light.
Unless you have real sensitive skin, the anemones just seem sticky, that's the extent of their "sting". It is designed for much smaller organisms than humans.
And yes!, it sounds like the clown is taking a liking to your Nem. It is not unheard of, that a Condy host a clown. I had one do it for awhile. Any port in a storm, so to speak.
what i had read is that they are their natural predators. but i dont know. a hermit crap eating an anemone kinda sounds odd to me. oh that makes sense.
ive kinda been avoiding touching it the few times i had to reach in the tank until i knew. ya someone on here had said that its really rare. heres hoping.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:38 AM   #5
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Won't they also sting if they come in contact with an open wound? Like some coral.
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I have a couple red legged hermits and a Condy and they never mess with the nem, but I do believe my coral banded shrimp has nipped a few tentacles although I've never seen it happen. I did catch one red legged hermit eating some button polyps so he went to a fish only tank.
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I would avoid contacting many reef creatures with open wounds, I read recently that 1 ounce of zoanthid polyp contains enough palytoxin to kill you 1000 times over.

Reference story "deadly inverts"
http://www.coralmagazine-us.com/cont...-issue-vol-9-2
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:05 AM   #8
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My condy never stays in one place. I keep on him though. Sometimes he gets too close to other corals and I had to pry him off the overflow box once.



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Old 07-24-2012, 09:12 AM   #9
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I had heard that nems only move because hey are unhappy with surrounding conditions. I had one mov ever night unil it found a spot it lked and didnt move again.
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Mine moves about once a month as for clown hosting mine loved it hears a pic

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