Iodine in helping anemone's establish in a tank

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  1. Stressed Eric

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    Hi Brenda, could i get your thoughts on the use of iodine to help newly introduced anemone's colour up. Often one hears of them stressing with the move and loss of colour leading to panic stations, possibly this with target feeding may raise the mortality ratio ?
     
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    I would love to hear Brenda's opinion on this as well, but if I may point out in the meantime: prawns, shrimp and other shellfish contain rather high amounts of iodine - so if you feed the anemone (thawed) frozen human-food type shrimp or prawn pieces then you ARE giving it added iodine...)

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    Tagging........... 99% of the "sites" advertising "anemone care" touts that the addition of iodine is indeed suggested for anemone/invertebrate health....
     
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    also tagging on this one !
     
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    Dosing of Iodine is a difficult topic. There hasn’t been enough research completed at this point. What we do know is that coral and anemones need Iodine. What we don’t know for sure is if the food they consume is sufficient. In my experience, regular water changes and food is enough. I personally do not dose Iodine.

    I don’t recommend the use of Iodine without testing. Iodine is 0.06 ppm in natural seawater. Over dosing can cause more harm than good. If you decide to dose, I recommend keeping it below the 0.06 ppm, as it is very easy to over dose.

    Anemones lose color when they lose their zooxanthellae. Proper lighting, water parameters, and feeding will correct this over time, and in my opinion, is the safest route to take.
     
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    I know that iodine will cause yellow corals to take on a green hue but I'm not sure about anemones
     
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