Anenome not sitting with foot.

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  1. magman

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    This is my bleached nemmie, I believe a crispa, it is showing great signs of improvement, the tenticles are getting fatter, there is small shades of colour coming in, it is getting sticky and definatly much better than when I bought it.

    It only eats krill, being fed once every second day, everything else it regurgitates.

    My problem though is it's foot does not sit or hold onto anything, it does not walk, I have been having to prop it up with rocks, but eventually it lies down, or drifts out with currents. I have tried various flow, light positions etc, but nothing takes effect. This pic is how I found it yesterday after coming from work, I am beggining to think it is supposed to drift in the open sea. It will not bond or grasp or hold onto anything, it does not support itself.

    Please help.




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    It surely does not look healthy

    Just a heads up, make sure that it cannot drift into your powerheads. Or any other circulationpump. Else you got nennie soup.
     
  4. magman

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    This is how I found him last night, obviously not too happy lying on the substrate.
     
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    and if this happens then you face a possible tank whipe out
     
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    its a little like running an egg and spoon race with a live handgranade....
     
  7. magman

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    I am aware of the consequences of nemmies and powerheads, but please lets not hijack the thread into a pea soup warning.
     
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    Take It Back To Your Lfs, Anemones With With The Red Foot, Struggle To Survive, I Went Through A Couple. They Never Want To Stick,
     
  9. FransSny

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    Magman...I buried mines foot DEEP into the sand. Mine also doesnt like flow or too much light, he's been sitting dead still

    BUT saying that , mine doesnt seem that bleached
     
  10. magman

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    @Regis, I can't give up on him, the voices shouted at me inside the lfs, all the alarm bells went off, but I don't know why i bought him, he was on special the day after he came in from a Singapore shimpent. I have persisted, and think that if I can pull him through, it is the greatest reward.

    Frans, thanks, but will he be happy in the sand like a carpet? Should he not be on the rocks?
     
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    Sorry magman I DONT want to give wrong advice. This is just my experience. I buried Mine deep, next to a rock in an area with not hectic flow and not close to the lights. He is happy there and thus I leave him. Tomato clown takes care of him.

    In fact you cant even see him as he is at the back of the tank :p...I think I showed him to Riaan when he was here.

    BUT yours seem very bleached and that is already a problem
     
  12. magman

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    thanks Frans, you say yours does not like that much light? Maybe I should try that, I will try tonight in the sand also, will soon see if he is not happy, is yours also the same species. Did you have a problem with yours being fussy with food? Sorry for being a pain.
     
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    Hey Magman

    I would like to agree with FransSny, here are some pics of my nennie
    not to sure if it’s the exact same as yours it also had a red leg like yours and was bleached.
    He has now buried himself deep in the sand (so I cant see what colour he’s leg is now)
    but he’s been there for 8 months now looks happy to me, and the water flow is also very minimal.

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    Flipwhip, mine looks more or less the same. I THINK its a Macrodactyla (spelling ???) and if it is they are sediment guys...not rock clingers.

    but once again I am not too sharp at ID
     
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    Hey Frans

    Thanks for the id buddy, spot on.
     
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    Thanks Frans and Flip, I will try place him at the bottom near the base of some rocks tonight.
     
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    for me it's a macrodactyla doreensis also called Radianthus malu , hard to keep and pretty aggressive
     
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    Can you give us some details of your equipment, tank mates, water parameters, etc.

    How long have you had the anemone? How long has the tank been running?
     
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    Any updates magman
     
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    Frans, he will not eat anything at all, even krill now he will not touch, someone did come visit me who had seen him when I first got him and said his colour is really coming back, I have not noticed.
    I have his base on the sand, with some rocks supporting him, and it makes no differance. He wont bury in the sand or go on a rock.

    Do you reckon I should gently put his food directly in his mouth?
     
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    i recon you would do well to answer brenda's questions from a week ago so that she can give you an educated experienced opinion, rather than making a nennie eat itself because it wont eat krill
     
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