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Old 03-12-2008, 10:49 PM   #1
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Do anemones shrivel up?

I just came home from work and it was like all sucked up into its base. A few tenticles were sticking out and they looked all shriveled up. Is it ok?
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thats not a good sign might be dying take a pic
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They do shrivel from time to time esp. if they are moving. What are your water params, Tank size and lighting. Need to find out if there is a reason.
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With out pics it is hard to say 100% however this is normal and aslong as it doesnt stay that way for more than a day or 2 it should be fine .
DO anser mels questions but also how old is your tank
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ph- 8.2
nh3- 0
nitrite-0
nitrate- 20-30! - that could be the problem but idk why it would be that high?

My tank is about 3 years established. 45 gallon with crap lighting. Been looking to upgrade real soon its just got a 24" blue actinic 20w marine glo. I want to get a retrofit t-5 that will go in my canopy.

my anemone is already looking better and coming out though. ill post up a pic in a second.
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it doesnt look bad now. Not as good as before though.



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Old 03-13-2008, 08:37 AM   #7
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It looks bleached , not happy and dying ,how long have you had it ? . Are you feeding it ? IF not start feeding small pieces of silver slide or mysis 2-3xs a week.
Your lighting is NOT nearly enough for an anenome let alone some shrooms it would be fine for FOWLR As for the NitrAtes set up to do a largish PWC of about 50% , after that continue to do regular H20 changes of 10%- 20% weekly , this removes the build up of any kind of wastes and replaces trace elements ...
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My RBTA shrivels up now and again, then will come back out when it feels like it. Seems to be a normal thing....Although, you definitely need more lighting...waaayyy more lighting!!!
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Shriveling up is normal, but white tentacles aren't normal from my limited experience. I misread the wattage of the light the first time I saw this thread. Yeah... waaaay more lighting is an understatement!
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yes i have been feeding it. and my water change will be done tomorrow. I actually bought it looking white. I figured it was supposed to look like that. I have had it maybe 5 days now.
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