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Old 06-05-2006, 02:18 PM   #1
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Removing Anemone from tank

Does anyone have tips on how to remove an Anemone from Live Rock? It is a bubble tip and it is not doing well in the tank. I want to move it to a bigger tank with better lighting.

Most importantly, I want to remove it from the tank. So if the only way to remove will kill it, that is fine - but if there is a way to do it without harming it - it would be an added bonus.

Thanks for you help!!

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Old 06-05-2006, 03:26 PM   #2
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There are a couple ways I know of. First try aiming a power head at it to get it to move onto a smaller, easy to remove rock. It may take a day or two, so be patient. You can try using an ice cube to irritate the foot, sometimes that will cause them to release. If those don't work let us know. Maybe someone can add to my suggestions. I'd hate to hear about anyone intentionally killing a BTA. I'm assuming the rock it's on is too large to remove?

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Old 06-05-2006, 08:13 PM   #3
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Believe it or not u can actually pull it from the rock without killing it. Some people here might disagree with me, but if u can get a finger nail under the foot to start pealing him up u can slowly pull the rest of the foot off of the rock. I've done it several times before and seen no ill effects.
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There's a risk of injuring its foot by pulling it off. If its foot is injured, more than likely it will not survive. Just a head up
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