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Old 10-11-2014, 12:20 PM   #1
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Bleaching anemone corals

I would like to know how to tell if my long tentacle anemone is bleaching or not as the color is almost white. Here is a picture of my both anemones and please comment and tell me what do you think.

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Most def bleaching. What kind of lighting is over the tank? You need intense lighting and lots of space for these guys, they get big.


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Most def bleaching. What kind of lighting is over the tank? You need intense lighting and lots of space for these guys, they get big.


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I thought I was doing good maintaing this color as it was the same from the day I bought it from the shop 40 days ago the white one and two days ago for the purple one😩. Btw, the white one moved itself and settled the place you saw and because of this i put the new one close to it.

I am using Sfiligoi Zenith 1 250w DE MH + 4 24w T5.

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stress would also cause them to loose color
as i found out with my pink one
are they getting enough light it looks like they are in a shaded area
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Well I doubt lack of light is an issue. Was he acclimated to it at all?


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stress would also cause them to loose color
as i found out with my pink one
are they getting enough light it looks like they are in a shaded area

He was in a good lighted spot before but moved to this half shaded place!! Click image for larger version

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I don't mind wherever this guy go so he detaches himself and moves freely. Btw I don't have any crab in my tank so he moves by his own.



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Well I doubt lack of light is an issue. Was he acclimated to it at all?


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I guess yes!! And he is been in the tank for more than a month. Shouldn't this be long enough to be acclimated even if I did something wrong when I introduced him to the tank?



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Here is mine in my tank. Has color and doesn't move. A happy anemone should never move. I suspect unhappiness from parameters and not being acclimated to the light. When not acclimated, they will try to hide from it since it is too bright for them and will gently lean out into it. Yours isn't getting enough light even from a mh and several t5ho bulbs because of this.


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Also, anemone aren't coral. They are inverts. They don't require a crab to move, their bottom is a foot and they go and do as they please. An animal without a brain.


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Also, anemone aren't coral. They are inverts. They don't require a crab to move, their bottom is a foot and they go and do as they please. An animal without a brain.


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I heard that if a crab is digging underneath the anemone, it will cause him to move. So mine is moving because of something else, probably as you said, maybe not acclimated perfectly. So what shall I do now? Leave it like this until he get used to the light? Move him up? Reduce the lighting period?

Yours looks so happy. ❤️



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