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Old 11-05-2004, 05:10 AM   #1
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Stupid Anemone

I got my first anemone a couple weeks ago, a haitian pink tip. I was a little less than impressed on delivery as he looked like a little blob of snot. But I acclimated him and put on the bottom of my tank where he continued to look like a little blob of snot. The next day after lights out I moved him up onto the top of my rocks where he would be in strong flow and lighting for the next day. I cam back about 15 minutes later and found him fully inflated and secured at the foot. Then he was very pretty.

The next day he got 1/2 a silversides which he scarfed quickly and he seemed to be doing really well. After about 4 days I found him moving deeper into the rocks and later I found him balled up but still attached inside my biggest cave. I didnt have time to worry about him at that time and figured I'd work on moving him when I got home from work. But when I got home I found him to be gone. I'm guessing he crawled into a crack somewhere as I can't find him anywhere. He's been MIA for about 3 days now and I have no idea if he's alive or crab food.

I have about 150lbs of carefully 'scaped rock and corals that I would have to move to find the little sucker, so unfortunately I think he's going to stay where he is.

I knew the condy's tended to wander a bit, but I figured he'd move towards light and flow, not away from it.

On the other hand, the 2 cleaner shrimp and the orange linkia he arrived with are doing very well. The star reminds me of a bad skydiver, always splayed out over a pile of rocks. I keep telling him he's supposed to be cleaning my glass not my rocks, but neither he nor my turbos listen to me.

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Old 11-05-2004, 07:03 AM   #2
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funny about the starfish. my wife just picked out a sandsifting star to.... well... sift our sand. that thing spends more time on the glass then anywhere. i think we got a glass scraping star that likes to eat pods!

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Old 11-05-2004, 10:04 AM   #3
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Sounds like normal behavior for your anenome. It is just getting settled. Let it wonder and find a place that it is satisfied with. Do not try to move it. You can cause it stress and damage it's foot. I recently had a rose BTA that went on the move. He attatched himself to the glass on the front left-hand corner of my tank. He has been there for three weeks now. I (and my clowns) would rather he be on the rocks where he looks better, he seems happy so I will just leave it on the glass.
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Yup...that's how it goes. I would also prefer if my fish would spend more time swimming in the front of the tank....
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Old 11-06-2004, 06:21 AM   #5
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I'm not planning on trying to find him. Hopefully he shows up, if not then something hungry will find him I'm sure.

Brad, try feeding your fish with a butterfly fish net clip. Every time I walk by my tank every fish in there swarms up front where the clip is
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