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Old 02-29-2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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First anemone and have questions

Hey guys so my lfs was having sell today so I got 3 purple firefish and a Rbta for $80! At least I think it was a great deal...just wondering besides esablishee aquarium good lighting and flow what else do I need to know? How often do I feed and what? My reef setup has been running for 14 months I have 4x54w t5ho...thanks for the help
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That's it. You don't have to do anything else. feeding is unnecessary.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:11 PM   #3
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Feeding is unnecessary? I'm confused, don't anemonies in the ocean eat? If not, why do they have tentacles and a mouth? Is t it our job as aquarists to replicate nature to the fullest extent possible? If we are trying to replicate nature, than why would you choose to not feed an animal, that obviously can
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Anemones in the ocean hardly ever get food. 99% of the aquarists out there way overfeed them. They are completely photosynthetic. They don't ever have to eat actual food and are able to thrive. feeding them in captivity is more of a novelty than anything else providing you have ample lighting.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:18 PM   #5
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Do you think there is any benefit to feeding them?
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:32 PM   #6
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Do you think there is any benefit to feeding them?
It would depend on the system. the OP stated ample lighting, and I'm assuming a brand new tank. I would think limiting the amount of nutrients would be much more beneficial to the anemone than meaty food.
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I've read it's stressful for them to eat and burns a ton of energy...I figured they would get enough food from when I feed my fish because the only thing I purposely feed is my brain coral because of the tissue damage an heard feeding helps build tissue? Am I right in doing this?
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My tank has been up for 14 months so I figured it was mature enough to try a anemone? Was I wrong should I have waited?
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Oh, 14 months is fine. I'm reading a couple different threads and got the 2 mixed up.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:55 PM   #10
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Less nutrients is definitely a good thing, sounds like good
Logic. I was led to believe that I needed to feed once a week. This is undoubtedly why my Sebae got huge, now the only place it won't do any damage is in the front corner of my tank . Thought about trading it in, but then I feel I would have to get rid of my Goldband Maroon, they've been paired for about 5 years. Wish I would have known that I didn't need to feed him long ago!
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