Anemone - deadman walking

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  1. Warr7207

    Warr7207

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    I have noticed that nemmie-walking is quite a common thing in loads of systems.

    Like to know, is this a random thing, or parameter based.

    I have had two nemmies for 6 months and they have shown no sign of movement regardless of water parameters, flow, lighting, feeding, stock levels etc.
     
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    Nems usually only relocate when they are unhappy where they are, it may be lighting, lack of protection, perameters or another animal attacking it.
     
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    would be freaky to see a plant walking:)
     
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    some say they sit happily for ages and then suddenly take off, do a trip and thats it:(....but with your two new polarios you will be fine:)


    i swear i will not get another nennie unless i have a popwer head free tank....and I love nennies, so def have to look at a cls:)
     
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    Just think about this. They sit nice in place for 6 to 8 months and then decide to pack up and run. Maybe it's time to change those bulbs. Just a random thought.

    I've only ever owned 3 anemones - Carpet anemone (Lost due to powerhead after a light change)
    Green Bubble tip - Lost due to inexperience
    Sebae anemone (Heteracis Crispa) Still alive and well after 3 years. (This was a petshop mercy case)

    The sebae sits happily under a 150mh in a 600 deep tank and never moves, even if I irritate it. My personal opinion is that with the right light, this is one of the easiest and best anemones to keep, provided that you can procure a healthy specimen.
     
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    Warr7207

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    I like that light idea, Cybervic.

    I have a Sebae, and he has experienced huge changes in lighting 150w MH to 450w T5's) and has never moved an inch, even when I ripped half his hiding spot apart due to gorilla crabs.
     

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