Baby BubbleTip anemone help

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  1. Marinejunkie

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    :(Hi there I require some help

    I've had this baby bubble tip anemone for about 2 months now.
    And by baby I mean smaller than the size of a watch face.
    Here's the problem, it's too small to feed hake,shrimp, etc but it does this weird thing of being all happy the one day but the next couple of days it's all droopy like all the life has been sucked out of it. It doesn't move around so I assume its happy but I wonder if I need to give it anything extra due to it being juvenile?:eek:

    Really need some advice here.
    For added affect I have a pic of it looking all sad now :(

    Thanks for all the help

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  3. the fish

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    try feeding it something smaller like frozen cyclops or something that is small enough for it to take in
     
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    do not feed it while deflated.
    Cut the piece of hake even smaller. Make sure that hermits and shrimps do not other the bubble tip for the next 30 minutes. Maybe even longer. Can actually feed the hermits and shrimps the extra pieces of hake to prevent them bothering the anemone.
     
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    It could very well also be that it's deflated due to the fact that it releases it's waste. Have you noticed any brown stringy stuff coming from him prior to him looking deflated? Is his base still firmly on the rock?
     
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    It's weird though because I do have another bigger red base anemone in the tank. He's doing just fine so was just wondering. I do give them frozens 4 times a week and they do absorb the coral supplements (photo plankton and so on ) I will give the hake a try now.
     
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    It is firmly planted on the rock and now and again I have seen some jelly looking stuff come out of the mouth which gave me a cause for concern.
     
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    Well i would suggest that you leave him undistrubed and dont try and feed him. The fact that the base is still firmly attached shows that he is still quite healthy. The brown like jelly substance that you have seen is their waste and is normal. Normally they will look quite deflated during and just before/after they expelling of that substance.
     
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    you could also try to target feed it with some juvenile artemia when it is inflated, just use a small syringe and feed it very slowly
     
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    I've got a target feeding device. I've got some mixed, bloodworm, mysis and Artemis frozens. Would any of them be the best?
     
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    you could try a combination of the three, just make sure to make it into very tiny pieces, almost a paste
     
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    If there's a possibility of excess nitrate in the water would it affect the anemone in any way? Note all the other corals and other anemone are perfectly happy.
     
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    Are you 100% sure that is a bubble tip anemone?
     
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    Yes, the shopkeeper is well versed in these things and assured me it was and when it looks normal it generally looks like a bubble tip. :) it is quite small but it has bulges at the end of its tentacles.
     
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    only if you start feeding excessive amounts of food, but with the size of it, you will only need to feed it a tiny amount every few days, so it shouldnt be a problem :)
     
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    It's just my skimmer decided to over skim last night so it has been put of for about a day until I could raise it up a bit. It's back on now but to be fair the anemone has been doing this even when the skimmer was acting perfectly.
     
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    Newly hatched Artemia is a much better choice, unless you are enriching!
     
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    What's the status of this anemone?
     
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    Oh the bubble tip, when the nitrates build,they start dividng like a bag of cats
     
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    i meant newly hatched when i said juvi, sorry should have been more clear :whistling: , if you are going to make the effort to feed enriched you should just use adults as mid size really wont be that nutritious yet (although they are naturally high in proteins).
     
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