Can adding an anemone kill fish?

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  1. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi Brenda,

    I added an anemone to my tank yesterday, all livestock where healthy etc, eating swimming, and this morning i have one dead scopas tang and another fish that looks like it wont make it, and the only change in the system was adding this anemone, i tested all params this morning and everything perfect. all the sensitive inverts and fish are all still fine

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    Maybe they got stung?
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i thought that might be it, but thought i should check othe avenues, stupid fish
     
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    The anemone did not loose a tentacle that went into a powerhead?
    Highly unlikely, but can be.
     
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    What would that do Riaan?

     
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    What is that a crispa ?
     
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    What more than likely happened is at night the tank may be in pitch dark and the fish may have touched the nenny. It may help just to leave a lamp on in the room where the tank is kept.
     
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    thanks alan, i will add some moonlights, i am thinking that it might have had a nip and got stung, but more than 2 fish getting stung?

    i am waiting to see what other casualties i have today and my 2 biggest eaters never ate this morning...
     
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    cut the nemocyst (the stinging cells) up into small pieces, Blow them around the tank. Fish "breath" it in, actually flows across the gills, stinging the gills. Thereby suffocating the fish. That is the reason why anemones can wipe out a tank when the start to wander around and your powerhead intakes are not protected.
     
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    Did you put this nennie in a nano? If so, youre a ninnie... hehe :tt2:
     
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    What species is the anemone?
     
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    Sorry to hear it dallasg
     
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