Is my yellow anemone dying?

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  1. Lemar

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    My anemone is not looking well. I posted a tread about a week ago regarding my "yellow" anemone. Do yellow anemones exist? - Invertebrates

    I've tried to feed him, and my clown is also taking all food that goes into the tank to the anemone. He is not sticky, (possibly because of the dye) so I knew he was going to struggle to eat. I fed him on saturday, have to feed again tonight.
    Here are some pics, can any of you make something of it? He is also extremely small in comparison to when i got him

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    What is that goo that's coming from his mouth?
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    What must I do? Will he cause an ammonia spike in the tank?
    currently parameters are as follows:
    Amm = 0
    NO2 = 0
    NO3 = 2
    PH = 8.3
    Alk = 7
    PO4 = 0
    Magnesium = 1250
    Calcium = 390
     
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    hi there, sorry to hear, how long is he being like that
     
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    i see you have a copperband butterfly? iv heard some one tell me one day that butterflys likes to eat nennies,
     
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    what are you feeding him?
     
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    Hi burt, from 2'o clock this afternoon. Is he sick?
    Yes it's a copperband, but he doesn't go near nennie. Don't think he is at fault. I think it might be bacause the nennie is "dyed" with food colouring. My father-in-law bought him for me in good faith that it was a healthy pretty nennie
    Feeding the nennie or copperband? Feeding nennie mussel and Copperband live brine shrimp, althought he is ignoring it at the moment. He only pecks away at the LR. Will keep on trying.
     
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    how is your flow in the tank?
     
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    you say from 2, did you do anything mayor in the tank?
     
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    Burt please try use 1 post for your questions :/. And Lemar it doesn't seem like its dying, H.Cripsa start to disintegrate when that happens you will see parts of it floating all over the show. From the picture I can however come to 2 Conclusions a) It got hurt during the day (Which is the most likely cause) b) its releasing some food excrement, if it was releasing its insides it would be blobs of white floating above it.
     
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    Total liters/hr on my powerheads = 23200l/h, tank approximatly 500l.
    That gives me 46.4x? Am I right. Flow is not directly on nennie, over and under him. His tentacles are moving but not hecticly? Could this be a problem?
     
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    not a problem, i would agree with storm, looks like food coming out
     
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    Didn't do anything, nope. He was however floating around so i put him between rocks on saturday. He is not sticky anymore so he can't hold on to something

    Hi Storm, what is H.cripsa? I was home the whole day, he has been in the same place for 2 days. Don't know what could have hurt him. It is slimish, brown stuff he is releasing. And my silly false eye damsel catches it, eats it, brings it up again, and then eats it again? Maybe its old mussel? or his insides? Will the fish eat it, if that is the case?
     
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    just keep an eye on him for a while, take a pic at 8 then post it
     
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    i have a carpet nennie, did feed him some mussel some few weeks ago, then he got an upset stummic, and released some of the digested mussle
     
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    Lemar H.Crispa is the species of Anenome you have, they are difficult to maintain, require lots of food, bright lighting and stable parameters. And i couldt see brown strings from the picture, but if its brown strings its anenome poop ;)
     
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    h.crispa is the name of the nennie

    i dont know what to say...i dont normally come across yellow nennies

    has it been eating well?
     
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    let's hope it that ;).. also I thought it was a differnent species of nennie. Based on the research we have done, you don't get yellow nemmies, and that is how we got to the conclusion that it was either bleached/dyed. It's defin brown strings. Also i have 3x150w MH, and feed him mussel every 3rd day. parameters are stable, except for magnesium that I had to dose to get right, which is now fine

    Lanzo, all the things I've read about yellow nennies are bad. apparently they do not exist and are probably bleached/dyed. As far as i can see he is eating. But then again the clown makes it quite difficult, bacause he doesn't move 2cm away from the nennie. I can't get near the nennie and then he attackes me. he also takes all the other food in the tank to the nennie's mouth, so I assume he is getting his fair share
     
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    Don't Worry, bleached Anenomes can heal pretty well if you take good care of him. in about 6 months that yellow will fade and most likely become a brown anenome. They usually bleach the brown ones (to yellow) to be more appealing to the market then a faded brown healthy anenome
     
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    when you dose the magn, did you do it fast or over a period to get it stable? have you fed it anything else than mussle? have you tried prawns yet or even frozen bloodworms
     
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