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Old 06-12-2012, 09:18 AM   #1
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Exclamation Help with Anemone!

I've had my long tentacle anemone for about a week and it still hasn't attached its foot to anything. all my parameters are good ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 0, pH 8. my lfs that i got it from says can exchange it for a new one or get store credit for something else. should i do that or give him another day?
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:44 AM   #2
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When I got mine, I gently wedged it in a lil pocket on a rock in a medium flow area. It grabbed on in a matter of minutes. It moved about an inch from there and has stayed in that spot for a week so far. Wear a rubber glove, or saran wrap your hand and be very gentle. Hopefully this helps.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:56 AM   #3
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Yea I tried that and he didn't attach. His mouth is also open I've read that's kinda bad
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:17 AM   #4
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as long as your tank is established and the lighting is good and strong, he should be ok. mine moved around alot when i first got one. still does sometimes. just looking for the right spot.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:21 AM   #5
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Ooo... Yeah. I'd take him back. He may be in shock, but if he starts "shedding" a thick mucus around its stalk and/or he starts looking a lil leathery then he is dying.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:04 AM   #6
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Yea he does have a mucus around the foot area. They lfs said that was normal
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:08 AM   #7
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What do you keep your salinity?
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:52 AM   #8
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Right now its at 1.024 I think I'm not home right now so that's what it was last time I checked it.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:25 PM   #9
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How long has the tank been up and what type of lighting do you have over it?

Also, do you have a picture of the nem? That can help too!
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:42 PM   #10
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Tank has been running since the very end of January, I have one t5 fixture with 1 39 actinic and 1 39 daylight on it.


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