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Old 12-19-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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Condy question

Is a color change normal in a condy anenome? When I put it in my tank it was white, now it seems to be turning a brown color. Is this normal?

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Old 12-19-2012, 10:54 AM   #2
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Yep, thats normal. Most of the anemone's that are white are bleached out. Basically they expelled they're Zooxanthellea due to stress an to adjust to they're new environment. Once they're accustomed to they're new environment they will regain back their original color or be just brown under low lighting
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:26 AM   #3
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What kind of lighting should I be using? I have 2 175w Metal halaid now.
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Metal halides are great! Just give it some time to adjust . I think once acclimated to your light it will turn more like pink or light purple like most condy's are. It should be just fine. Good luck!
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:48 PM   #5
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Ive had him in my tank about 5 months. Do they take that long to adjust.
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Possible.... How old are your bulbs if I may ask? It's also possible that your bulbs has shifted spectrums. Bulbs do that as they age. It's important to change your bulbs every 12 months or so
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:35 PM   #7
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Condys will turn brown if phosphates are high also ....
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:39 PM   #8
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Hears a pic of mine I've had him a year when I got him he was whit know he's a greenish brown...

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