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Old 12-11-2014, 06:38 PM   #1
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Dividing Bubbletip Anemone ???

I did some research.. And decided to divide my rose bubbletip.

It was my first time doing this & the anemone barely opened once I had it ready to cut on the table.

I had a hard time getting a clean cut and getting it to not slide all over.

Hence I'm not sure if both halves got a part of the mouth..

So my question is, if one half didn't get a part of the mouth, will it die?
Or will it regenerate a mouth out of the tissue that is supposed to be the mouth?

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This is about 10 minutes after they went back in the tank
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This is what they look like now, about 3 hours after the cut.
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The one on the left has moved into the crevice, this one definitely has a mouth. The one on the right, is the one that I'm not sure got a piece of the mouth
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:22 PM   #2
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I'm not an expert, but when you cut the anemone did you ensure that both halves half part of the mouth? I believe this is essential for their survival. The fact that they opened up as well as they had should be a good sign though.
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I'm not an expert, but when you cut the anemone did you ensure that both halves half part of the mouth? I believe this is essential for their survival. The fact that they opened up as well as they had should be a good sign though.

I began with the intention of going right through the mouth, but as I started sliding the blade through it, the anemone was slippery and the mouth was basically the size of a pencil tip, so it was really hard to get a good cut. Next time I will definitely be using a scissor


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Just curious but is this what they do in nature?
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Basically, yes. Just there aren't clownfish swimming around with razor blades. It is simply is forcing it to split and heal. I would assume if one was cut up by a falling rock or something that the same would also apply depending on how best up it was.


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I know they split, I just didn't know if it was to reproduce or an aftermath from damage.
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I know they split, I just didn't know if it was to reproduce or an aftermath from damage.

It could be either or depending on the conditions.


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All I can do is keep dosing stress guard daily and hope for the best.

They both appear happy but I still don't know if the one has a mouth.
The tissue is definitely there in the middle but doesn't look like there's a hole


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I would not dose anything to the tank. As long as the water is stable and pristine, it should heal up nicely without anything added to the tank. Additives and saltwater can very easily go south and I always think it should be avoided.
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I would not dose anything to the tank. As long as the water is stable and pristine, it should heal up nicely without anything added to the tank. Additives and saltwater can very easily go south and I always think it should be avoided.

Thanks I appreciate the advice, I dosed it today but won't dose it again.

So far so good with people thinking they'll heal nicely. I hope they do!


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