a possible slit in the anc, i mean my annenomeee:)

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    hi guys.
    i had a number of reefers over last weekend and one guiy said he thought my bubble tip maybe splitting. i looked and thought it was just the flow pushing him against some LR which he was folded over.

    but this morn i took these two pics, showing him folding in on the one section, but far from the mouth. anyone know how they split, what to look for?

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    in pic two you can see the mouth, slightly left of centre, and the fold above clown fish is what i was trying to capture :)
     
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    Can't really tell, if you can see the section closeup and it looks "pinched" then it may well be splitting. I have read they can split overnight and some take considerably longer.

    Bear in mind that an anemone splitting can mean it is under stress or has just gone through a sudden change in environment, such as a sudden change in tank conditions like a large temperature swing etc.

    Here's a pretty cool clip

    YouTube - Anemone Splitting
     
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    if yours split can i have dibs on the smaller piece;)
     
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    Viper, that video was unbelievable!!! Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed it!:thumbup:
     
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    Yeah, it's a pretty cool timelapse video, music was pretty good too :p
     
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    i have indeed had a sudden change in tank conditions recently :(

    i'll keep an eye on him and see what happens. i am not convinced but thanks for the input guys:)
     
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    Cool vid. That clown looked rather confused...

    Crispin when I was looking at your tank the other day I was trying to figure out if that anemone was 1 or 2. The "sudden change in tank conditions" probably just prompted it to hurry up.
     
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    yes but you ARE squint so that dont count! actually was it you asking if he was splitting? i watch carefully it would be delightful if he did. is a very friendly cuddly sort of nennie, i do quite like him:)
     
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    Crispin any update on this ?
     

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