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  1. Fester

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    Hi all. What is this? Does it need to be fed, what feed and how often. Thanks. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1354468664.624696.jpg

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    Dnt have experience with these but looks like a tube anemone,
    ive heard these guys can eat small sleeping fish
     
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    Tube anemone, Very poisonous stings, live burrowed in sand, very low light requirments. Will sting other inhabitants if too close.
     
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    Should i keep it and add more sand and place it in there? Or should i get it out? Also what should it be fed?
     
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    keep it, feed it meaty foods, i feed mine hake, clam, squid, brine, flake, pellets, and krill.

    they aren't fusy eaters.
     
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    Great thanks. At the moment they are sitting on some rock. Should i place some more sand and put them there rather? How deep should the sand bed be then? Thanks aain for the input
     
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    I will do better in the sand it needs a few cm of sand to burrow its tube in 3cm may just be enough, when you place it place it in an open area with water flow away from others as it will create a "no go zone" where it will sting anything close, sand gobies stay away from that patch of sand as well, they eat well on being feed as well as eating out the water column.
     
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    mine sit on my sand bed, well in my sand bed, they move around as they please, they prefer to be close to some rock-work as they huddle to the rocks.
     
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    Hey Wes is it normal for them to move i have 2 and they are exactly where i put them 2 months ago? in the open on the floor no rocks around?
     
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    They won't move if they are happy. Keep it, they are really cool, just remember the "space" rule.
     
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    Both mine have moved, I think it's since i changed the direction of flow int-tank.
     
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    Yeah have a huge space around mine and as it grows the "circle gets bigger"
     
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    mince up some mussel meat and sea urchin meat, mix it with fish roe, and freeze it in small cubes.... Dissolve one cube every other day in saltwater and "spray" it over your tube nennie.... You will see the difference in days to come
     
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    Ceriathus anemone or tube anemone. They prefer to have their body in the sand. I got 4 in my DSB. Only the head sticks out. Do not feed them anything too big. They eat minute small particles. Break the hake up into crumbs. Mostly they do not need to be fed. They catch enough copepods and flakes etc to be going.

    Their sting is potent, and their sweeper tentacles can become very long at night. My biggest one measures 30cm across. But they are not active fish hunters. They eat fall less fish than carpet anemones. Just somebody who started that story about how many fish they catch and eat.

    But beware where you place them. The tentacles can bother other corals.
     
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    Ok cool thanks. They havent moved at all so maybe leave them where they are then?
     
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    Also. Think i shall add some more fine crushed coral substrate think mine is a little thin after reading all this. Thanks allot for the input
     
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