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Old 04-09-2014, 10:09 AM   #1
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Sick anemone

How do you know it is time to get rid of your anemone. I have a GTA. I bought him a 1 1/2 weeks ago. He never really opened up. He moves around the tank but becomes detached and falls on its face. Then I'll pick him up and put him back on a rock. I don't know when to give up on him. I don't want him to die and nuke my tank. I have read that when they die they can poison your tank.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:19 AM   #2
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Let him move in the tank where it wants to go is not bad often it is trying to find a spot with conditions it likes flow and light
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How can you tell if it is on its last leg?

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I have seen them looking many different ways I don't think I would get rid of it based on the pic now I hope someone who knows some more about them can assist you more
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What kind of lightning do you have, specifically?
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Also, what're you tank parameters and how old is the tank?
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I have a current orbit light. It is on for 10 hours a day. Checked my parameters last night calcium 390, mag 1200, alk 9. Nitrate on a test strip is 20

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I sey up the tank 2 months ago. I bought the tank off of CL. It was set up for over a year, I bought new dry sand and used the old live rocks.

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Old 04-10-2014, 09:15 PM   #10
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Sick anemone

In my experience with trying to keep an anemone under orbits: unless the tank is relatively shallow, it's often not enough lightning.
Considering you say he's falling off the rock, I'd at least try to place him high up and with a medium flow. Because he's weak, a high flow wouldn't be the best idea for him.
If he doesn't like it up top, he'll find a way down.

Also, I've found that feeding too much, (or feeding them silversides) cause much stress and deterioration.
Do you happen to have a more recent picture of him?
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