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Old 04-14-2016, 12:58 AM   #1
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My Rose Bulb Anemone

The other day I bought a rose bulb anemone. It looks very stringy, it hasn't eaten when I tried to target feed it, and today it actually looks like it shrunk a bit. I'm concerned that I was sold a sick anemone. When I purchased it, I actually pointed out a tan bulb that looked very healthy to me but I didn't a tally witness the clerk putting it into the bag for me. Do I just need to give it more time? Or should I be concerned? I've tested all my levels and everything checks out perfectly. My lighting is a marine capable led (yes I know the community's opinions on the lamp but bare in mind this same lamp kept a carpet anemone for nearly 5 years and kept it very healthy. I sold it back to the LPS because it became troublesome)

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Old 04-14-2016, 02:45 AM   #2
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Moving into a new tank is stressful and feeding anemone can be just as stressful. If the parameters are stable and lighting is intense everything will be just fine with time.
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Great thanks! Should I try to feed it again in a couple days? Or leave it alone for longer? I have krill, or I can target feed it some brine.

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Old 04-14-2016, 04:02 AM   #4
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If leave it be. They don't need a lot of food. I give mine a bit of mysis maybe once every week to every other week and it is doing great.


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Or don't feed it. It isn't necessary at all if the lighting is sufficient. I've never target fed any of my anemone that are photosynthetic.
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It moved itself to the bottom of my tank, now looks like it's reaching. Should I put it back up to its original location?

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Don't try to move anemones. Damage the foot and it will die no matter what you do. It will go where it is happy, though not always in its best interest.
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Ya, I know about its foot, that's why I'm reluctant to move it. I'm just concerned that like you said, it moved to a spot that isn't in its best interest. My carpet stayed on the bed of my tank and it did just fine there but I thought bulbs had to be higher. This is my first bulb by the way

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They will move around till they find the perfect spot. A lot of times they will hide the foot in the shadows and reach around for the lighting. That is what mine would do. I would not target feed till it gets better.
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One of my clowns has just started hosting it. Im hoping that will help it acclimate better
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