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Old 03-26-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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Moving an Anemone

I have a Maxi Mini Anemone who since introduced to my system has been comfortable one particular rock. Every time I touch or get close to him he retracts into the rock and it makes me nervous to try to move him by force (I do not want to hurt him).

Does anyone know of a way I can get him to move, as I am moving the tank and would like to redo my rock work. I have no was to get under him as he lays flat on the rock and overtop the crevice he like to retract into?
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What ever you do do not tear the foot as there will be no hope for him. Some folks have mentioned taking a credit card an trying to get it under the foot to get it off. IMO you should leave him where he is. He`ll move to where he wants to anyway.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:40 PM   #3
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That is one thing I wouldn't do. I think he is happy where he is. I might just leave him unless someone has a tested method that works well.
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You can blow a power head thats pretty strong onto his foot and he'll be forced to let go. Never tried it but have heard it had worked before.
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+1 using a strong PH. Keep it blasting the base of the anemone and it should come undone. Keep an eye on it though. Don't want the anemone coming off early and get tossed around in your tank.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:14 AM   #6
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Both of my anemones have died we had a malfunction in the sprinkler system in the apartment about 2 months ago. Lost my newer corals as well. I was able to save all other fish and inverts bar one snail. The water was rusty and gross from being stagnant. I'm lucky I didn't lose everything.
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leave him where he is, if you move him and he isn't happy in the new location, he may start to move around and get sucked into a ph.
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They are both dead now refer to my last post.
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Real sorry to hear about your losses......Sucks I know the feeling...Nothing you could have done though.///
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I'm having the same problem my Anemone is under an overhang and it's getting no light. I want him to regain some of its colors because I bought mine bleached -_- he latched on to the rock too, doesn't budge.
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