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Old 12-19-2012, 06:15 PM   #1
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Anemone help

I had a friend give me this anemone on Sunday. I think it looks horrible, I need some suggestions and information. Water parameters checked good when I had them tested. Salinity was is on the high side 1.026. I know they wander for a couple weeks and then settle in but if you look at the 3rd picture he looks like he is planting his foot.
Thoughts on it please and suggestions!!!
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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it actually looks like it start melting, I would keep really close eye to it. When Anemone can see thru from the mouth and all the inside "guts" are inside out. It is a sight of the end of its life span. Best wish to you but make sure watch any sight of clear melting, once it happen , you have to remove it
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:06 PM   #3
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Is there anything I can do? Will it heal itself?
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:09 PM   #4
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I'd remove that. It will deft mess up your system. I doubt it will recover at all.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:31 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice! Outside of age is there anything else that could cause this?
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:00 PM   #6
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Improper lighting
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:03 PM   #7
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i don't think Anemone die to old age at all, this is most likely cause by stress
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Agree, lighting. New tank or poor acclimating are also harmful.
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This was given to you? If it wasn't properly removed from its previous home, it may have damage to its foot. That WILL cause melting.
Low lighting will cause an anemone to reabsorb it's own tissue and shrink. An anemone is capable of starving for months before dieing. Heat, shock, or physical damage are likely culprits here.
Keep a close eye on it, they can recover from a lot, but I agree with the previous posters that it doesn't look good.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:33 PM   #10
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