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Old 04-03-2010, 12:44 AM   #1
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Unhappy New anemone

I purchased my first anemone today and brought it home, acclimated it
and went back to the aquarium later to find that it had been sucked up
to the intake valve so I proceeded to pull it out of there, because it
didn't seem right for that to happen. Did I probably kill it? I haven't noticed
any movement and his tentacles are not floating anymore, or could it just
have been dead already and floated up up to it? I got 2 anenomes and the
other one seems fine, white sebae. The one in question was a brown sebae
or so LFS said. It is hard to tell if it is dead or not.
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Old 04-03-2010, 03:58 AM   #2
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i believe when they are dead you can tell by the smell of it... has it attached to anything since you pulled it off? if it has leave it be...if not do the smell test. if it smells rotten throw it out, if not leave it and hope for the best
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:16 AM   #3
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First off , welcome to both of you to AA. White???it was more then likely dead when you bought it. How old is your tank and what size is it. anemones don't do well in new and or small tanks.
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My tank and lighting are good, 40 gal tank. Just got new T5 lighting fixture
this week for more lighting. The white sebae is still fine has not moved
since I put him down, but it is moving tentacles or he seems alive. My water
is good. No ammonia, salinity 1.24, nitrates 5, I think the stress from the
intake was too much I have him dipped up at the top watching it for signs of life. What is the best way to cover the intake so the other one don't make the
same mistake!! That was an expensive mistake on my part. But LFS didn't
tell me to watch for it
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How old is your tank? Got a picture of your intake?
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Old 04-03-2010, 03:39 PM   #6
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sickly or dead anemone?

My tank is 6 mos old. Fluval intake 205 series. Just went and picked
up a piece of foam at LFS and he gave me a strainer thing as well to
try both and guess I'll cut a hole in it and slide the intake
in and see how that works. Not feeling to good about the anemone
starting to see slime and pieces of it floating away. Probably dead
but gonna wait to see what it does today and see if the clowns
will stimulate it or something. All the rest of the tank inhabitants
are great! I should have just unplugged the filter and let him fall out
instead of forcing the issue.
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I'm assuming the anemone didnt make it?
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Salinity at 1.26?

I assume you meant 1.026?
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what kind of anemone was this?

i've had anemones get sucked into powerheads before and they looked really bad, but i just shut the powerhead off, and they would pull themselves from it eventually. this sometimes takes 24 hours or so. i wouldn't try to force them out of it.
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The best thing to do is cut the flow off and let it get settled and then cut everything back on. I had a carpet anemone do that years ago and it took about a week before he started to open up again after that he was fine till I moved my tank
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