Anemone

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  1. marinenoob

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    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the advice thsu far. My anemone keeps moving around after a week or two. I have tried different spots in the tank but it does not seem to like it. I have tried dark and lighted areas. built caved areas for it and also buried it in the sand. nothing helps. it seems to be eating okay but just won't settle. I have had him for about three months now. also the clown are not interested in going near it.

    any ideas?

    regards,
     
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    hello

    anemones have a "mind" of their own , they will settle if they are happy else they will keep moving around ... what clowns do u have ??? certain clowns host in certain anemones
     
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    What lighting have you got over your tank and what pumps have you got in the tank for water flow?
     
  5. marinenoob

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    i have got 2 seio 530 (2000lph each) and tank is 240l. also my filter pump 600lph. one 530 is bottom left back pushing straight and the other is top left front pushing accross. the filter pushes flow into the second 530. not sure if that is right?

    lighting is 2 x t5 one blue one white. hoping to upgrade that soon but it is **** expensive. i think they are common clowns. if the anemone roams forever is that not bad for it?
     
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    Anemone's like lots of light.
    I would double up on your lights(at least). Your water parameters need to be good as well. Water flow is not such a real problem, well yes and no, but water quality and lights are very important.

    Simply put, your nennie is walking because it is not happy. It looking for better surroundings.
     
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    marinenoob...a walking anemone is a recipe for disaster...trust me I KNOW

    Looking at your aquarium specs, I think lighting might be the major issue 2 x T5's is way below what anemones need. Although feeding will help keep it happy, it needs light to keep it feeding via the zooanthellae .

    What does the nennie look like (coulor wise), remember they have a very slow metabolism and sometimes when we buy them from the LFS they are bleached (meaning they have expelled their zooanthellae) thus making them more difficult to keep alive and nurse back to health.

    What are you feeding ? How big ? How often.
    Dont worry about the clowns...they dont need a nennie to be happy.

    See if you can "nennie proof" those powerheads by wrapping a fine plastic mesh over them (not failsafe but will help)

    Also look at your water params...my guess is that they are not as good as you think.

    Good luck keep us posted
     
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    I give the fish a mix of blood worms and pellets as well as hake. Generally the blood worms and pellets find their way to the nennie, and the nennie eats that. I also feed it hake three to four time a week which it also eats.
     
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    What species of anemone is this? How long has the tank been running? I agree that you need to increase your lighting.
     
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    I think it is a sand anemone and its been running for six months now.
     
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    What colour is the nennie?
     
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    it is pink in colour
     
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    can we have a pic?
     
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    hi,

    Below is a pic.

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    When was this picture taken? The sandbed looks too clean to be 6 months old.
     
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    hi marinenoob, please follow up on the questions that anemone is asking, she really is the best to help you keep a nennie alive, but she cant help without you answering her questions:)

    do you know what species that is? you should know??

    how long has the tank been running

    how long has the nennie been in there?
     
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    Is a sand anemone a hosting anemone?
     
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    im not even sure thats a sand nennie riaan. personally all i can tell is its on the sand and pink, but the fact that it "keeps moving around the tabk" would suggest strongly otherwise. either heractis or RBTA would eb my guesses?
     
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    Riaan,

    I can't answer that. Some are, some are not. Unless I have a scientific identification of the anemone I do not know. There are several anemones that prefer the sand. Not all are hosting anemones. I'm not familiar with South Africa's common names of the anemones.

    Based on the limited information that I have on this anemone, I would have to take a guess that it is a E. quadricolor (BTA). However, this is a long shot. The pic is just too far away for me to even be slightly comfortable with that guess.
     
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    Hi Guys,

    sorry been extremely busy and haven't been near a internet connection. I was told here on MASA to change my substrate which was done gradually about a month and half ago. the centre of the nennie has fine white dotted stripes as well as the foot.

    Please see the pic of when i first got the nennie

    [​IMG]
     
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    sorry the pic i originally posted was taken a month and a half ago once i completed the sand bed.
     
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