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Old 06-13-2012, 04:07 PM   #1
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anemone face down

What does it mean when my anemone is lying face down. It's just been moving around the tank is it normal for them to be face down sometimes while they move around. Parameters are fine. It's white still and a sebae
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:57 PM   #3
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Honestly, doesn't sound good Soccer
Man. Could you post a pic of it. White and facedown doesn't sound good for an anemone.
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How long have you had it? Has there been any changes in the tank? What are fine parameters?
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:47 PM   #5
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Flip it over. Try to get it to attach it to a rock by lightly rubbing the outside of the foot while it's on the rock. it's not getting any light right now which is stressing it out more.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:41 AM   #6
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+1 to flipping it over and trying to get it to attach to a rock.

What kind of lighting do you have? What are your water parameters. Most of the anemone's I've seen die are because of not enough light, or bad water parameters. Anemones need a good deal of light and pristine water conditions.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:30 AM   #7
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I have 6 ho t5. He has flipped over but he is under a rock. My tank is only been set up for a few months 3-4 but most my rock came from a tank that was really old.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:32 AM   #8
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And it an 80g tank. Here is a picture he flipped over over night and decided to go under a rock. Should I trash him or try and move him again.
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I would leave it alone, and see what it does next. Continued messing with it will only stress it more.
Is it right side up now? From the pic it looks right side up.
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You need to consider the lighting you are using for that particular species of anemone. All anemones are different and need different amounts of light. You could be using a light that is too strong for that species of anemone, that could be why this anemone is hiding under the rock. I suggest in future you do research before you buy so you can set up the tank to suit the species your going to add. I would suggest changing your lighting to a less powerful light source, this might help your problem.
And by the way, is by trash him you mean leave it to die or kill it i suggest you dont bother to keep any further marine species as you clearly dont understand how to care for them.
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