Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-21-2004, 08:49 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Rolling meadows IL
Posts: 235
my anenome has no sting?

i bought a sebae anenome, my LFS has had it for ahwile...i bought it for 2.00. it has no sting to it.....i aclimated it, put it on a rock and it shrunk....next day when lights came on he was wide open....lights go on it shrivels up.....last nigt i was feeding my Condy....(shrimp) i take a piece and just barely touch the tenticles and it drags it in like fingers....gave a piece to the sebae and nothing...i put it right at the mouth and it just sat there....does it take time? i put my finger on a tenticle and there was no stick...since the petstore had it for so long i assumed it was healthy, but could it be sick?



doug
__________________

__________________
sirfishmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2004, 09:56 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: maine
Posts: 1,975
How did you acclimate it?
__________________

__________________
*26 freshwater*
2x Sunburst Platys (2M, 2F) // 3x Neon Tetras (?) // 2x Cherry Barbs (1M, 1F) // 2x YoYo Loaches (?) // 1x Bushy Nose Pleco (M) // 1x Clown Pleco (?) //

*15H marine*
-30# Live Rock
-Mixed Snails (Nassarius // Cerith // Astrea // Black Turbo // Mexican Turbo)
-8x Blue Leg Hermit Crabs // 1x Banded Serpent Star // 1x Cleaner Shrimp
-1x Royal Gramma // 1x Percula Clownfish
-2x Mushroom Leather // Metallic Green Star Polyps // Pulsing Xenia // Striped Xenia // Blue Mushroom
-Remora + Maxi-Jet 1200 // 2x Maxi-Jet 600 // Maxi-Jet 400 // Visi-Therm Deluxe 50 // Current USA Orbit 2x 40w PC
grimlock3000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2004, 10:40 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Rolling meadows IL
Posts: 235
i floated the bag and every 10 minutes i put a teaspoon of my tank water in there, oh for about 35 minutes



doug
__________________
sirfishmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2004, 11:54 AM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Franklin, TN
Posts: 3,968
You definately did not acclimate it long enough, nor do I think that is a great method to acclimate. A teaspoon of water is almost nothing.

Is he too close to too intense of a light source?
__________________
Bearfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2004, 01:01 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Rolling meadows IL
Posts: 235
well, then how does drip aclimation work? that is a lot less water than a teaspoon?
i had it right at the top 3" of the tank....but as the specs on this species calls out BRIGHT light is this wrong?



doug
__________________
sirfishmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2004, 01:13 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: maine
Posts: 1,975
Quote:
well, then how does drip aclimation work? that is a lot less water than a teaspoon?
Each drip is smaller than a teaspoon, but you gotta remember that you would be doing about one drip per second. Spread that out over 120 minutes or so, and your new critter would be able to slowly adjust to the new water conditions. Also during the drop, you can scoop out some water to further increase the saturation of the new water.
__________________
*26 freshwater*
2x Sunburst Platys (2M, 2F) // 3x Neon Tetras (?) // 2x Cherry Barbs (1M, 1F) // 2x YoYo Loaches (?) // 1x Bushy Nose Pleco (M) // 1x Clown Pleco (?) //

*15H marine*
-30# Live Rock
-Mixed Snails (Nassarius // Cerith // Astrea // Black Turbo // Mexican Turbo)
-8x Blue Leg Hermit Crabs // 1x Banded Serpent Star // 1x Cleaner Shrimp
-1x Royal Gramma // 1x Percula Clownfish
-2x Mushroom Leather // Metallic Green Star Polyps // Pulsing Xenia // Striped Xenia // Blue Mushroom
-Remora + Maxi-Jet 1200 // 2x Maxi-Jet 600 // Maxi-Jet 400 // Visi-Therm Deluxe 50 // Current USA Orbit 2x 40w PC
grimlock3000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2004, 01:13 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 730
Drip acclimation works by constantly dripping water every second or two for about 1-2+ hours.

Did you check if it was sticky at the LFS?
Since it lost it's stinging capabilities it might depend a lot more on photosynthesis to recover until it can feed again. hopefully you got the lighting it requires to help it recover.
__________________
Paintballs look like bubble gum
14G starphire,150W MH+32W act03,AquaClear 150 HOB filter, 75W EboJager, IceProbe chiller, Remora skimmer, closed loop SCWD mag5, auto toper-offer.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...lam/banner.jpg
klam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2004, 01:20 PM   #8
JG
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 727
I have read, and have personally found, that the sooner you can get the anemone from the LFS, the better. This is contrary to what we have all learned about fish. No stick left is not always a good sign. If your lights are more intense than what he was under in the store, he may need to acclimate to the lights as well.

Is his base sticky ? This is key as he may need to move around to find a suitable spot.

JG
__________________
JG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2004, 02:16 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Rolling meadows IL
Posts: 235
i have CF 220 watts .03 half and 10,000k the other half...not sure on the lighting at the store....i guess ill wait a couple days and see what happens



doug
__________________
sirfishmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2004, 02:22 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 438
What size tank do you have? Just want an idea of how many watts/gallon you are dealing with.
__________________

__________________
tripper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
anenome, sting

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lionfish Sting SWerner13 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 05-24-2009 03:59 PM
Zoanthid Sting JSE Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 02-28-2009 04:56 AM
Anemone Sting? Tank2379 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11 02-08-2009 02:02 PM
Sting Rays? Tank2379 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 14 09-23-2008 03:08 PM
Anemon Sting?? revhtree Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 05-27-2004 03:49 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.