Advice with Anemones

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  1. VicZA

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    Hi All,

    I got given two Bubble-Tip Anemones on Sunday. I know my tank is only 2 months old but these nennies needed a home and so I took them. They were kept in a holding/quarantine tank for about 2 weeks. Since I put the nennies in the tank (after aclimating them) they both seem to be doing ok but they have retracted to a part of the tank that is very low flow but hidden from light and pretty much unreachable.

    My concern is that (a) they are hard to see (b) they will not be getting enough light where they are now (c) they will be very difficult to feed (if not impossible).

    Some advice please as to how to proceed.
    Pictures attached:
    - first nennie has crawled under a shelf and is upside down
    - second nennie has crawled to the back of the tank and is partially under a rock.

    Nennie 01.jpg

    Nennie 02.JPG
     
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    They will move away in a new environment.

    They can sit under that ledge for days or weeks. They will come out when they want to. Until then, break your arm trying to feed them weekly.

    Had an inferno bubble tip that split 2 or 3 days after I got them (YEAH). One stayed where it used to be (although still very much hidden), the other went in so deep into my rock structure that I could not even see it, let alone try and feed it. Couple of weeks later it emerged at the other side of the rock stack moving up and found its spot under the lights.
     
  4. VicZA

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    Got some tongs so will try to hold some food for it and see if they take it .... how long before you give up holding the food for them ?
     
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    Sorry to hijack this thread for a second, but I have a silly(tm) question quickly about anemones...

    When you buy them / get them etc, they are generally attrached (glued?) to a small rock or frag pit or something right? Does the anemone actually detach itself from the glue and then move arround?

    Surely, if it's glued, it's glued? Or am I more than likely misunderstanding? hehe n00b question, I know!
     
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    they are not glued. Just like all mushrooms and ricordia, they just hold on to the surface with their feet.

    Easy to remove, slide credit card or finger under the nail and they will slowly release. Just do not damage their feet.
     
  7. VicZA

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    Not glued ... attached. It has a muscle/foot similar to a snail ... just much bigger. They are inverts so they walk around - slowly but surely
     
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    the one that went under the rockstack. I did not feed at all. Could not reach it. It came out after about 3 weeks. Survived. Doing good. Actually that one split again. I now have 3.
     
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    Ah ok. Thanks :p
     
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    Nennies have moodswings worse than some chicks................ just when you think u have got them all figured out they winde you with a curve ball!
     
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  11. VicZA

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    HAHAHAHAHA .... I find that VERY hard to believe
     
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