New to this site, found it through a search on Google.
Hope this is in the right spot and the format is right. My question concerns the fact that I can't find my anemone this morning.
First things first, Water Parameters
all test 0 as confirmed by LFS
& my AP test kits
1.022-1.023 read by refractometer
Tank running for 8 months
Set up and WC
I just purchased a Bubble Tip Anemone acclimated him slowly (about 2 hours) and placed him in the tank last evening. A little time was left over on the light cycle, so he was in there for about an hour with some light.
Well, it took him awhile to float around and settle down to start off. He floated to all sorts of spots including grabbing onto a power-head before he finally hooked onto a piece of LR
. Before I went to bed I noticed he was starting to walk around.
This morning, the wife and I are searching the tank and for the life of us, neither one of us can find him. I looked around the tank and stand (tank is not covered) and didn't see any evidence of him crawling out. I have allot of caves and crevices in the LR
so I am assuming he is somewhere in there out of sight trying to calm down from the move.
My questions are:
1) Have they been known to crawl out of tanks, or do they realize they are leaving the water and stop?
2) Is it common for them to disappear into the crevices until they need to come out for something? I thought these animals needed light to survive.
3) Should I tear the LR
formations apart to look for him? I don't want him to have crawled somewhere to die and really screw with my chemistry.
4) Am I just being impatient and should I just realize he will come out whe he is darn good and ready to?
Thanks for indulging the long post and thanks in advance for the help.