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Old 05-13-2004, 10:33 PM   #1
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Puckering anemone!? What's happening...

I bought a a 6 pound chunk of LR 2 days ago and it has several anemone on it. The largest being about 2" in diameter and the rest, 6 or 7 stalks, about the size of a dime or smaller.

Anyway, I was watching the large one and it went from full spread and standing out to shrinking to a dime size and scrunched/squatted/hunkered down on it self. Kinda like puckering up. It also changed color from it's normal tannish color to a deep purple. The other ones appear fine.

Any idea what is happening to it? Is it normal?

I don't know what kind the anemone are, kinda like a mushroom stalk flat faced with the arms around the outside rim. Several moved around the first night but have seem to stay put last night......
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Old 05-13-2004, 11:01 PM   #3
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Yeah! That looks just like them. I didn't even notice them on the rock when I bought it but it seems that I find more and more on it everyday.

What does it take to keep it alive?

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Hmmmm.... Quick search on the net reveals that these are not desirable things to have. Go figure! Thought I had something cool...
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Time to get out the syringe and lemon juice.
hehe

I remember my first time I ran across one.. I had bought some macro from an LFS and one of the had detached and floated across and stuck to my hand and I said "oh it's so cute, what is it" and I gently coaxed it to attach to a rock, etc.

LOL when the people here told me what it was I was on a mission to kill my new little "friend" (and did so.. with a syringe and lemon juice) :P
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