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Old 08-18-2004, 09:42 AM   #51
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Yes Steve is a great resource to this site and he always gives great advice.

I would like to remind everyone involved here that a few posts in this thread come very close to violating the Rules and Regs on posting. No one has directly crossed the line but some posts have come rather close.
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Old 08-18-2004, 10:18 AM   #52
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I dont direct feed my Green Carpet I just feed the tank. I think your carpet looks fine and Good Luck with it.


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Old 08-18-2004, 10:54 AM   #53
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I like steve that Ill donate and join the club! I feed my carpet once everyday, so am I making a big mistake? He eats fine. What about my LTA I also feed him everyday, whenever I feed it I get alittle jumpy because it has very sticky tentacles! 8O
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I dont think Steve was saying that it is a problem. I think he was saying that it is not nessecary. My clown fees my anemone, and it also grabs what food is floating around during feeding time. HTH!

PS. It is double, almost triple it's original size.
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Old 08-18-2004, 12:38 PM   #55
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I dont think Steve was saying that it is a problem. I think he was saying that it is not nessecary.
Actually more often than not it is a problem. Feeding anemone in this fashion when foods are already introduced generally become an excessive amount of food. When an anemone processes smaller amounts of solids, their systems are not taxed much but when food is overly abundant, their systems go through a fair amount of stress processing the food and then expelling the waste. The continued process actually robs the anemone of energy stores and can leave the animal sickly and susceptible. Many actually begin wasting or simpley give up.

The only time I would ever recommend feeding an anemone would be in the absence of fish feedings and even then very sparingly and very small portions.

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Well, there you go then. As far as I am concerned enough said.
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My clown doesnt fee dthe anemones so I do it myself
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Please be gentle folks....Saltwater teen is just a kid and it is wonderful that young people are taking an interest in the hobby. I have wonderful young son that is taking an active interest in this hobby too. There is so much to learn. Even after 12 years of saltwater and freshwater keeping, I am still learning. Hence, my post about my condylactus. I am just starting to learn about the inverts. I have always kept fish only takes.
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Your clown doesn't need to feed it either nor do they most times. What most people mistake as their clown caring for their host is actually quite the opposite. The clown takes the food back as a means of protection and in the process the anemone grabs the food. Remember, the food does not have the ability to escape the anemones grasp as the clown does and anything that touch's their flesh is immediately trapped.

Be assured, what floats by when you feed the fish is plenty. If the anemone wants some, it's more than capable of capturing it.

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