Anemone black tentacle

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  1. yusufp

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    Just noticed this today. Any ideas. Should i be concerned

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    Are you referring to that 1 tentacle, if so just looks deflated
     
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    The one in centre. Its completely deflated and shrivled up and black in colour. Theres another tenracle that looks to be heading the same way.
     
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    What anemone is it?
    when did you last feed?
    how old is your tank
     
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    Not sure about type.

    Tank is 2 to 3 years old with me purchasing snd have it set up last week. Last fed 4 days ago.
     
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    So in essence it has only been running for a week.
    What has happened since you posted the 1st picture?
     
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    Yes.

    Nothing really. That tentacle looks the same. If was quite own today and looking very large. It also gas 2 legs
     
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    It is always a risk to introduce an Anemone to a new set-up. watch it closely. If two feet it could be splitting. If it deflates totally, then you need to get it to an established system. The black tentacle looks like its deflated, one deflated tentacle should not be a problem.
     
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    The anemones came with the system, Including fish etc. This was sn established system until iinourchased complete and moved it. Il keep an eye on it.

    Thanks
     
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    Provided you moved the total system, water and everything then you should be OK. I sure it is just one deflated Anemone tentacle.
     
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    I managed to move around 50% to 70% of the water. Theres the one and 1 more might be deflating any reason why its black?
     
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    really hard to see in the photo, try and enlarge and then retake and post.
     
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    Have you tried feeding it, how are the water parameters ?
     
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    I gave it a lance fish which it ate, need to get some shrimp.

    Nitrates and ammonia are zero and salinity 1.025

    Havnt checked the others yet

    The anemone is definitely splitting it has taken on a very odd shape and looks to be moving to split. I gather it should take a week or two
     
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