Anemone not opening

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  1. Pardus

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    Hi Guys,
    My purple tip does not want to open at all.
    I bought a Rose Bubble tip and he is all happy where he is he even split in 2weeks since he is in the tank.
    What can I do to get him to open??
     
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    Moved post to its own thread.

    Can you give us more details, like your tank parameters, lighting, how long youve had the anemone, feeding regime,etc
     
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    A pic would really help in this case.
     
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    agree with the pic,im no expert with nennies, but a nennie that split is not necessarily a happy nennie. i hope he opens soon.:thumbup: but give us a pic.
     
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    Hi Pardus..I'm not clued up on Nennies but I have read in Threads that a stressed Nennie will/can split..so I'll bet and say you'rs is NOT happy and that's why it's split...I'm saying that as it's introduced into a new Tank and has showed no signs of opening...I also believe you might have a "chemical warfare" going on in you'r Tank...I'll suggest you Test you'r water parameters as the Experts will most likely be asking that so that they have a better understanding of you'r Tank and then be in a better position to help you..I also noticed you'r Tank is 7 months...9+ months is basically the accepted norm but not sure if it also strickly applies to a RBT as I believe they are "easier"...
     
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    My parameters are fine exept nitrates are about 25-50?
    Lighting is a Reeftek Unit with 2x 150DE Halite 14000k with 2 Actinic T5's
    Have the anomone for about 2months then I desided to buy the rose tip to house the maroons.
    It opens at occattions but look like a carpet when it is open.
    Do not know??
    Load pic but does not show in here???
     
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    Loss of tenticles generally means the anemone is starving, try to feed the anemone regularly every second day or so with small pieces of fish, prawn, shrimp etc.
     
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    I feed him when he opens which is evry3rd day and feed him hake??
     
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    Sounds good, just make sure the pieces are no larger than its mouth otherwise it just spits them out after lights out.
     
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    Thanx Alan
     
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    You might try running carbon. Can help if chemical warfare is to blame between the 2 nennies. It will help to export their toxins.
     
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    I am running carbon for about 3weeks now...
     
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    sounds like Aleopathy, you are going to have to remove one of the anemones i am afraid
     
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    Explain please?
     
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    The short version:

    Its a Defense system. The anemones are aware of each others presence. They are now releasing chemicals into the tank to try and destroy one another.

    By the sounds of it the BTA is winning. And now that it split its almost like a 2v1.

    Sometimes it can be resolved with carbon, especially in system with larger water volumes where the chemicals released are not too concentrated.

    Which comes down to you having to remove one of the species.
     
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    thanks pXius
     
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    Ok thank you but I put the BTA in because the Purple tip doesn't open enough for the maroons to house in it. Will see which one can resease the easiest...
    I will choose the BTA??
     
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    that would be the wrong reason for buying an anemone, clownfish do not need them to live in, i would also check that the clownfish is suitable for that anemone, not all are compatible with each other
     
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    Even if they are "compatible species" the clowns may simply choose not to inhabit the nennie. How old is your tank?
     
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    My tank is about 9months old started the system in Desember last year
     
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