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Old 05-25-2015, 02:10 AM   #1
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Carpet anemone mouth open

I recently purchased a green haddons carpet anemone yesterday and miraculously survived being stuck in powerhead. After long day being outdoor I came home and noticed my carpet anemone moved a bit and mouth is open. Then witnessed my clown fish keeps going head first in the carpet anemone mouth, is this normal and is my carpet anemone is stressed out badly?

Water parameter looks good except my pH is 7.8, I have two 120watts led lighting for my 75 gallon and is turned to 20% lighting to acclimate my carpet anemone. Flow is on low and currently running one powerhead for now at 1050 gph. Thanks in advance for advice and or concerns. Oh and by the way in the picture it looks like my anemone fluffed up for a few seconds then deflated back to regular size as before. Curious about that too

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Increase surface agitation to raise ph. What is your alkalinity at?
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Pay close attention to it for the next few days. These carpet anemones are very sensitive and at least based on these photos its looks like the beginning to the end.

If the mouth close backup, then its fine. If its continue to open and wider then you may want to get rid of it before it becomes detrimental to the tank.

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I wouldn't go crazy and throw it out of the tank....after all, you are the one who is making it sick- Why not try to make it better, instead of killing it? I have found carpets to be quite resilient. Check your alkalinity, and adjust slowly if need be.
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