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Old 02-13-2007, 09:44 PM   #1
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Is this anemone doing well and what kind is it exactly?

Here are some pics of an anemone. I know it's a sebae. Not sure if it's malu or crispa.

Also, is it normal for it to go into a cave like this at first? I've tried offering it food but it doesn't eat it. (small pieces of brine shrimp). It doesn't close up/react to it. The shrimp come and pick it away.





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Old 02-13-2007, 09:51 PM   #2
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Looks like a Sebea, but not sure which kind specifically though. Its hard to tell how its doing just from a couple pics. It looks like it is in a fairly dark area of the tank. Is this the case?? If so and its staying there it might not be ok. Also, just from looking at your info, you definately don't have enough light for an anemone. Or pretty much anything that needs light to survive.
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It actually started on a ledge. When the PH turned on, it blew off onto the floor. From the floor it attached and over the past 2-3 days it moved into the cave. It hasn't been in the tank for a week yet. I was thinking the lighting is too much for it after not being in bright light for awhile.

I have 729w of lighting, 2x250mh and t5s. I need to update my info. Doing that now.
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ooh ok. if its new to the tank it might just be adjusting. I have heard that sebaes are one of the hardest anemones to keep alive long term. Looks like you have all the right conditions though. Good luck

Also, i'm just curious. I c u have a Coralife SS 220. How does it work for u? Do u like it? I have one on my 120g and its great. Just wanted to get some other reactions on it.
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Looks to be H. crispa to me. And bleached. Make sure you offer it food a few times a week to help get it's zooxanthellea back. H. crispa is one of the toughest anemones to keep alive because, like yours, they are usually stressed and bleached out. It could be adjusting to your lighting, and will move again in a few days. For now though, I'd probably leave it alone to do it's own thing.
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Looks to be H. crispa to me. And bleached. Make sure you offer it food a few times a week to help get it's zooxanthellea back. H. crispa is one of the toughest anemones to keep alive because, like yours, they are usually stressed and bleached out. It could be adjusting to your lighting, and will move again in a few days. For now though, I'd probably leave it alone to do it's own thing.
Yep, I've been trying to leave it alone and just let it do its own thing.

I've tried feeding it but it doesn't seem to accept/react to food. I've tried small pieces of shrimp and brine shrimp. Will it maybe just not eat for the first few days?

My tank is showing 0 trate/trite/ammonia, so things are good. I have a small algae bloom problem but other than that all corals are doing great and coraline is starting to form on base rock!!




As for the CSS220 - it's been working great. It pulls out a ton of stuff! I'll probably be upgrading soon to a larger tank and skimmer and then I'll be able to do a fair comparison but I honestly have no problems with it at all!
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Anenome`s will try to put their foot in a cave or hole so they can shade the foot. Alot of people think that they are trying to crawl in the cave when they are only trying to shade their foot. Hope all goes well.
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Anenome`s will try to put their foot in a cave or hole so they can shade the foot. Alot of people think that they are trying to crawl in the cave when they are only trying to shade their foot. Hope all goes well.
Thanks - I never thought of that possibility

Well today I added some phytoplankton and the anemone reacted to it a bit (don't know why) - so I decided to try and give it some brine shrimp. It either took it or got annoyed by the turket baster and closed up. The arms seem to be getting a little bit browner at the bases. Hopefully he will color up and survive!

On a side note - I got tons of little patches of coraline popping up all over my base rock! yay!
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The arms seem to be getting a little bit browner at the bases. Hopefully he will color up and survive!
Browner is better. It is the zooxanthellea coming back.
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I agree with Melosu! Coloring is a good sign. I have a huge LTA that was nearly white wth neon green tips with I got it and now it is a nice creamy pinkish brown color with vibrant neon green tips. The right conditions mean everythng!!
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