Hitchhiker anemone followed me home.

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  1. Bendor

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    It is 1cm across, red with yellowish tentacles. The tank is only 17 days old and I assume therefore it will perish without any help from me. The anemone opens and closes and the color still looks good. From local warm waters I think, north of Durban.

    This thread suggests they are either not compatible with fish @reefmaniac

    Or they seem to do fine @RiaanP

    Should I leave it, kill it or feed it?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    I moved this here for better exposure. The original thread link is below.

    Red anemone - Marine Aquariums South Africa
     
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  3. CarlosF

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    dude you wana get bliksemed on this forum, when you start saying or thinking of killing corals and animals
     
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    Yeah, I think we should call the SPCA!












    (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Aptasia) :lol:
     
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    So yoy guys gonna call the spca for killing majano and aiptasia anemones aswell ? Rediculous....
     
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    Seriously? I've done everything I can so far to look after the future animals I am planning on getting. This will include removing any hitch hikers that might harm those animals. The thread I referenced suggests that this anemone might harm fish and that is why I am
    trying get more information from experienced reefers before acting.

    Lighten up dude, I'm just looking for advice.
     
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    If it's gonna give you grief and you can't place it back in its natural environment or find a keeper for it, then euthanise it I say.

    If we were going to be overly sentimental about these things then nobody would keep any animals in captivity in the first place.

    My 2 zim dollah! :)
     
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    the anemone isnt a hitchhiker it was kidnapped. take it back to where u got it. its the right thing to do
     
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    A pic of the anemone will help and also where/how it came to be in your tank.
    The thread you originally posted in referred to local anemones, which are non photosynthetic, require regular feedings and can eat what ever falls into their mouth.
     
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    I was told the rock is from north of Durban. Part of the live rock I purchased for my tank.

    Best pic I have, sorry.

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    You know, as much as we all want to "lighten" up after what is said, it is more difficult to swallow the fact that you purchased local "live rock", anyway, nowadays all seems to be good and able on Masa..... My 2cents
     
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    yeah bud thats even worse. not being a douch. only saying it as it is
     
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    if im correct its illegal to buy any south african marine life
     
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    The posts say non fixed rock with no visible coral etc. is not illegal. I have found older post as well where one group says it is definitely illegal and the other group says it's not.
    Seems very polarized.
     
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    ok im not gona say anything further before i get crapped out by a mod for being mean. all i knw its illegal @Nemos Janitor should be able to set that straight
     
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    I thought only pieces that have been broken off naturally are allowed to be collected, but not sold or swoped or given away and they are not allowed to be placed back into local waters if kept in a system with species not endemic to South Africa. @RiaanP knows the details, I always ask him.
    So @Bendor, if your setup is not a indigenous one, you can't put the rock back.
    We learn every day and everyday we make mistakes, the two go hand in hand sometimes. Chin up....
     
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    It seems I've made a few already. Thanks Carlosdeandrade. :blush:

    None of the pieces are broken off. They are apparently dug up from beneath the sand.
     
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    Well, I made one big one this week too, if it makes you feel better. Moved a huge toadstool from my current tank into a new nano, and it's not looking great, might lose the dude. Should've listened to my gut, most of the time it's right, and I have a big gut, just like father Christmas. HOHOHO:biggrin:
     
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    Good luck Santa. I hope the toadstool makes it. Holding thumbs.
     
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    the thing with local liverock is that it is illegal to resell apparently. collect for own use. no resale
     
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