Stepping up on my
My suggestion is 1) unless you know that an anemone is fragged from another already in captivity, or split from one in captivity, don't buy it; 2) unless you know exactly what #1 needs in terms of light, and care, and your tank can provide for it, don't buy it; 3) unless the person selling it knows the answers to #2, don't buy it.
LTA's can get BIG, well over a foot wide given proper conditions. They can live for 30+ years in the ocean. In fact no one knows how long they live in the wild! These creatures do not belong in captive tanks.
I will add to the above that feeding an anemone too much or too often can also hasten its demise. They expend a lot of energy digesting the food that falls into them the in the wild or is offered by their hosting clown fish.
Clown fish will host almost anything. Mine host a frogspawn. I've even seen them host a bubble coral
@Carey, how much Ca
do you need to dose daily to maintain your levels? Or have you not mixed it yet? Did you just buy Ca
from BRS or did you buy Mg
too? For Alk
I just buy Arm and Hammer baking soda. Check out Randy's An Improved Do-it-Yourself Two-Part Calcium and Alkalinity Supplement System
article for mixing instructions. My Mg
is also always on the high side and I haven't dosed it in a year.
If you're still dosing Kalk
(or 2 part), can you dose several times a day in smaller quantities? That may help.