First of all, I should say stressed to death.
My anemone (RBTA) was near death for the last few days. My wife took the action of destroying it today before it destroyed my tank. I think it was the best option, although she did it before consulting me, I told her she did the right thing.
Here is the chronology and details. 180 gallon tank, up 1.5 yrs, anemone been in the tank 6 months. The anemone was never accepted as a host, which hurt its chances of survival I fear. For 4 months it was happy in one spot. I moved some powerheads and it moved accordingly. Unfortunatly it moved into the territory of my cleaner shrimp. The shrimp harrassed it for a month, but the anemone continued to feed and act normally, although it was forced to colse up a great deal. About a month ago, the anemone moved to the underside of a rock, making it impossible to feed, the shrimp continued to pick at it incessantly. 3 days ago I turned the rock over, the anemone was gaping open (not a good sign). It moved to a new spot and inflated, making me hopeful it may recover. It still had its coloration and looked ok. Today while I was at work, it began to deflate and was gaping again (no dark discharge, just looked like its guts were spewing). My wife removed it from the tank for inspection, there was a hole from the mouth through to the foot! She then disposed of it.
Question is this, Anyone heard of anything similar? I keep salinity around 1.25, ammonia, nitrites at 0, nitrate .1. No algea problems, no cyano
, no apstasia. Tank seems very stable. Just looking for options before introducing another anemone to its death.