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Old 01-28-2005, 08:04 PM   #1
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sick anemone?

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I just recently added a green carpet anemome to my tank. He was doing fine for the first few days, opening up, looking pink and healthy. He moved from substrate, over a rock, anback to substrate onother side. This is where he is now in the pic. He's benn like this for a 1 1/2 days now, and his "inverted stomach" looks to be either chewed up or releasing something. Is this normal?
My water parameters are fine, (except nitrates 20ppm). I have low lighting, but am upgrading Monday. 2 things are bothering me: 1) he was shipped to me from california, but fed-ex had mechanical problems, and he had to stay overnight. I drip-acclimated him for over an hour, and, like I said, seemed fine. 2) as soon as I added him to the main tank, my peppermint shrimp took to him and have benn on him ever since. I was told by many this is not a problem.
Should I try to movee him on top of a rock, closer to light and away from shrimp? (they usually stay on the bottom). I tried feeding him fresh shrimp, but didn't take.
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Old 01-28-2005, 09:36 PM   #2
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I have lost two carpets. Both did good for a couple of days then they inverted their mouths and started to rot. The meat started to look soft and chalky and mushy. Not the normal mushy but a grainy kind of mushy. Ammonia spike from hell and when I tried to pick him up with a net he disintegrated. Keep a very close eye out for any of this because your water conditions will deteriorate very fast if he goes over the edge. Try to pick it up with a net and see if he retracts like a normal healthy one will. I have metal halide so the lighting was not the problem. I have never had a problem with any other kind of anemone, only the carpets.
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Old 01-29-2005, 01:18 PM   #3
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his condition is definitely deteriorating. there are chunks of him falling off, and he has white slime covering his tentacles.
according to liveaquaria.com I am supposed to put the deceased in a ziplock bag and freeze him for shipment back for a 14 -day refund.
when I saw his condition this morning, I started to do that, but he responded to touch. I'd hate to kill him if there's a chance he could survive. I was thinking of asking the LFS if they would take him. maybe they could save him. In any case I think I should get him out of the main tank. I haven't checked yet, but have a feeling I will have ammonia spike. going to check now.
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I lost him. had to take him out. getting credited for 1/2 by supplier. may tank is starting to spike. going to to large WC. I'll try for a quadricolor when eveything settles down. thanks for your response. i know i didn't have him for long, but you always feel horrible with a loss.
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I've had it twice and it is a great personal and financial loss. I definitely feel for you. Better luck next time though.
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Old 01-30-2005, 02:24 PM   #6
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Sorry to hear about it. Can you file a claim with FedEx for the shipping mishap? Might want to start running some fresh GAC as well as doing a water change.
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Thanks, lando. I had the carbon in my hands at LFS, but they said I'd be alright without it. I'm taking off of work today to monitor the tank.
Yes, I need to file a claim with fed-ex. Thanks for reminding me.
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I agree, the carbon is not needed in a tank all of the time. I run carbon once week a month. In your case, it will help absorb some toxins your anemone may have released. It will just help clear the water faster for you. Let us know how things go...Lando
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I just did a 20% WC. I'm going to check parameters in a couple hours. In the mean time, I'll obtain the carbon.
I can't tell how GUILTY I feel for trying such a touchy specimen this early ( tank and my experience only 5 mo. old). I always research first, but I guess I was blinded by it's beauty and the seemingly perfect conditions of my set-up). I am going to be MUCH more rational with future additions. I'll keep in touch.
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I can't tell how GUILTY I feel for trying such a touchy specimen this early
Don't feel bad, I think we have all been there at one time or another. Just a couple months after I started my tank up for the second time (and before I found AA) I to bought a nice carpet anemone. Who knew it would not survive under NO lights? The nice thing about this hobby is tht we can all learn from each other's mistakes.
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