Anemone for beginners

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  1. zakiyya

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    hi all

    I would like to get an anemone but from what i have been told most will need to be fed frozen food etc and that they are quite difficult to keep. I heard something about a bubble tip?

    I would like to know are there any easy to maintain anemones that i could get, that can be fed like my other coral phytoplankton etc.

    i had been given an anemone from a friend but this turned out to attack my fish, almost wiping out my tank. So don't want anything like this....

    Right now we have mainly mushrooms, zoas, green polyps and other very easy to maintain coral. We feed every few days and they are florishing.

    regards in advance.

    also what does everyone do when they go on holiday with their fish tank.
     
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    Hi zakiyya,

    For how long has your tank been running?

    Can you perhaps upload a pic of the anemone that you currently have that you got from a friend?

    Perhaps just a bit more info on your system that you are currently running. What type of lighting, skimmer, parameters etc? :thumbup:
     
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    Anemones truly needs pristene water conditions with enough flow & light otherwise they will soon bleach/die!
    Yea, bubble tip anemones are the "easier" one to keep, but still requires excelent tank conditions.
    Perhaps share a bit more about your tank size, lights, flow pumps
    & other equipment.
    Also, anemones hate excessive nutrients, so you have to make sure you can permanently keep your nutrients low by means of biopellets or orca biocubes!

    Also, if your nennie walks around a lot, you need to "nennie proof" the tank by covering overflows & flowpumps otherwise they will get sucked in & die. (Possibly poisoning your whole tank)
     
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    Hi so sounds like not a good idea to get 1 ATM. We have a Red Sea 250 and our water has been testing good. The tank ha now been running about 1 year.

    With the anemone given to us we gave it away.

    If I'm not mistaken we do have bio pellets already in the tank.

    What other easy to maintain coral can we put in that has a similar look to an anemone.
     
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    Torch corals, frogspawn and hammer corals
     
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    Plate coral, get beatiful colors.
     
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    Zoa's, mushrooms, leathers, bubble coral! All easy to maintain and one of my clowns is hosting my bubble coral
     
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    Stable mature system and then Start off with lighting if you don't have
    Sufficient Lighting then don't even consider it
    Most people suggest metal
    Halides
     
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    Hi

    There are beautiful small anemones called mini carpet anemones, they still require good conditions and a fair amount of light, but are not nearly as demanding and sensitive a the others.

    Just a health warning, they will also (like any other anemone) catch small fish if the venture into one.
     
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    Very good lighting is required, but metal halides are not a necessity, good leds will do just as well and even good bank of T5 globes will be sufficient.
     
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    Carpet anemones big or small have verty powerful nematocysts that will kill fish very quickly, and their feeding response is much faster than other anemones. Any fish that brushes up against a normal nennie will mostly likely get away but not with a carpet.
     
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    Thanks all for your comments, we thinking of going with a bubble coral, and maybe later down the line we will consider an anemone again.
     
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    Green Hairy Mushroom

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    Green Hairy Mishrooms+1 I have some and my clownfish love them. But then I got a Lond tentacle anemone and it is the easiest anemone I've had. I don't have to feed but you still do need good water conditions. Bit it is pretty easy to take care of.
     
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    Hi Anemome12, who said you dont have to feed the anemone. What are the reasons thye gave you, for not have to feed the anemone. Post a pic please.
     
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    All thing in the ocean need food even the smallest animal.
     
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    Well I mean I guess it filter feeds. I have never fed it and
    I have had it for 2 years.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Oh i see, but try a small peace of lancefiish give it to him.
     
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