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Old 09-08-2002, 10:34 AM   #1
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When an anemone shrivels into a small ball is it dead? Is this by any chance something they do when they're not happy?

I know I shouldn't have the baby at all, but it was a gift and I thought maybe I could keep it alive. Should have known better, especially in my FOWLR tank.

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Is this anemone in the same tank that had the copper added? If so then it could be that you still have traces of copper. If this is a totally different tank then it could be a few things.

I am giving this advice simply from what I have read and heard. I have heard they do this when they are digesting their food, I have also heard that they do this if they are adjusting to the light levels.

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Anemones are a great addition in a tank, don't be discouraged. Have patience and see what gives after some time.

I will agree there are some larger anemones I have worried a fish getting too close to and risked losing. I once saw a starfish in my tank fall onto a very large blue carpet, and it would have been dead meat (no pun intended) had I not quickly reacted and grabbed a net and retrieved the starfish. But this incident is not something that commonly happens, in my experience.

I feed my 75g heavily because I have a shoal of Anthias dispar, so I am assurred my anemones eat well. They look very healthy, and I have N.O. lighting for them.

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