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Old 10-18-2013, 12:12 PM   #1
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Bubble tip anemone

Bought a bubble tip anemone yesterday, get up this morn and he is gone ? Been looking for a hr because I know they can move ? Would my livestock ate it ? I have 2 clowns , yellow tang, purple tang, fire shrimp, 4 conch and some hermit crabs.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:08 PM   #2
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Probably shrunk up hiding in the rock work or dead and disintegrated. Your tank is way too new for an anemone. You need to wait at least another 9-10 months.
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Really? Can I ask why I should of waited longer ?
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:30 PM   #4
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Anemones require a well established tank. About 10-12 months at least.
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Anemones require a well established tank. About 10-12 months at least.
6 months is considered the bare minimum to keep an anemone. Any less than that and the tank isn't established so the parameters can easily swing. It also gives you enough experience in keeping the parameters stable.
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Ok .. Well I have him now, I am confident my perimeters don't change or swing and I do my water changes every 2 weeks! I don't over feed ! So I hope this is not a expensive earning curve. If only I could find him
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Thanks for the advice ! I maybe should of asked the questions before I bought him cuz I would of waited ... I just wanted to get my clowns a new home
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Thanks for the advice ! I maybe should of asked the questions before I bought him cuz I would of waited ... I just wanted to get my clowns a new home
Get an LPS coral instead! Many clownfish will host them because they think that they're anemones.
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Any suggestions which ones ?
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Any suggestions which ones ?
My all time favorite is the bubble, but it is very expensive. Next is the torch coral, which is still pretty expensive. A cheaper alternative would be to get a hammer coral. There are some beautiful ones out there.
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