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Old 02-02-2013, 06:20 PM   #1
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is my anemone sick

i got all the common symptoms, bleached, moved to a spot in partial shade, and wont eat. I tried feeding it pelllets since everything else just bounced off of him, and after i come back in 10 minutes the pellets are all shredded up like ground beef and he hasnt eaten it. I hear they can eat it and throw it up but it just looks like ground beef. On top of that hes all shrunk up and his tentacles shrunk up too

is that how they eat?
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:49 PM   #2
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Hi, what type of anemone is it?
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:52 PM   #3
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:22 PM   #4
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No. That's not how they eat. Anemones are not for new tanks. They have a much lower mortality rate in established systems.
Something is not kosher in your tank. a Parameter? Maybe it needs better acclimation to the new lighting?
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:24 PM   #5
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Anemone do not need to be fed, they are photosynthetic. He definately sounds upset, what are your water parameters?
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perfect paramters, running on 7 months, havent had a swing since cycle
its been a week it can still be acclimating? i dripped for 1 hour
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Let me share an experience I had. I purchased a rose bubble tip from a wholesale supplier. Chances are that it came almost directly from the ocean. If you bought your BTA from the LFS, this is probably the same situation.
Anyway, it was slightly bleached. I tossed it in, and it bounced around for a bit then attached. The next day it was in a dark crevice, about half way up. I just assumed (as everyone else does) that it will eventually come out and get happy.
Not having a brain, the anemone just stayed in the dark area and started to get lighter and lighter until I got a little worried. It never came out to the light. Very strange, I thought, but again- no brain= not a problem solver, so I turned the rock upright so the anemone was in the light. The next day, it was underneath in the dark again. lighter and lighter it got Until finally I decided to point a light towards it. I got an LED, screw-in, floodlight and pointed it at the nem, through the front pane.
Ugly, yes, but it saved it.




So, eventually, it went from this-


...to this-
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:40 PM   #8
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guess ill have to buy new lights, i was told several times that t5's would be sufficient since my tank is only 12 inches high, i placed the anemone at the top and it goes down though

not sure if ill upgrade..maybe ill just get a frogspawn instead :/. If it dies what do i do?
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They are sufficient. You missed the point of my story. You might have to rig up a temporary light to acclimate it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:21 PM   #10
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after feeding my anemone pellets twice, im not even sure if it ate it, but today i looked and my anemones tentacles are getting fatter

they look more like fat with a pointed tip instead of a tube, i think the color is the same though, if at all a little better
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