Pom Pom attacks anemone -look !

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  1. Perky Pets

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    :wtf:

    So ...

    For the last 4 days my BTA has been on the move, thaey do that so i thourght nothing of it.

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    This morning my wife and daughter tels me the anenamy doesnt look well, i get out of bed and see a piece of the BTA in the liverock hole in one of the liverock pieces.

    I inspected the holes in the rock and eventuly pried this crab out !

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    Now i know what your thinking, this crab shouldnt make be a prob, i almost never saw him in my system.

    There are about 12 x 1 inch holes in this rock, so i turned it over ( and over )and found the piece of BTA that was missing of the anamone that morning.

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    After about a hour i got it out!

    Note it has tenticles and foot in nice proportion.

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    Looked further and saw the last piece of the puzzle.

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    His a awsome looking little guy, and i think he wanted to cut this piece of the anamone to keep as protection.


    I dont know if the pom poms on his front claws are alive or his own body parts , but the anamone seems much better now, i hope that this hapens in nature and the small anamone will grow again as well.

    This is very new to me and if you all have a similer experience or know what going to hapen , pls let me know.

    N.B

    I havnt put them back yet... SHOULD I ?????????


    Just to confuse me more.
    ( wife just told me she saw the dark grab under the anamone last night ! Could he have damaged the BTA and the pom pom stolen it away from him )


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    Put the anemones back in the tank. You can sump the crab. I don't know if the crab injured the anemone, or if the anemone was irritated enough by the crab to split. Either way, the crab needs to be kept away from the anemone.

    In your first picture I see something on the anemone that looks like this anemone may have split recently. I would look for another anemone.
     
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    Good eyes, it is half of a split anamone, the other died when i treated for red slime in a diferent tank.

    whouldnt the pom pom look after the off cut BTA .the dark crab seems to have terrible pincers, bayby he must stay out, ( i have no sump, its a juwel nono )
     
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    If you have an anemone that keeps splitting you are going to end up with more dead anemones. You need to fix the problem. The crab may be the problem, or may only be part of the problem. Either way, you have unhappy anemones that can't keep splitting without some recovery time in between. Eventually they will get weaker and weaker.

    The crab is not going to look after the BTA. It's going to look after itself. You can't expect a BTA to be happy traveling around to different lighting/flow areas of a tank on a crab. Add in the fact that this is already an anemone that needs recovery time, and needs an appropriate spot to recover.
     
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    Anemone :2guns: :taz:This is me dodging your bullets, I have no responce to that !
    lol , your right.
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    No bullets to dodge. I'm just answering your questions and letting you know what to expect.
     
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    wot type of crabs are those,they look scary!
    how the nennie survives!
     
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    Yip, The pom pom is awsome, the otherone is unfortunatly still in a cup, waiting for a reply from dane...:(
     
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    dane is away with his lady in the cederberge for a few days.
     
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    tagging
     
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    I know its the ugly one, but you did ask for it, you still want it ?
     
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    Whats " taging " ? :whistling:
     
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    tagging is that you are subscribed and following the thread.

    jip i still want it but i stay in table view and only have a scooter as transport right now.
     
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    Thanks for the explanation.

    No prob,, ive set up a tank for hatching brine shrimp... will pop him in untull i can get him to you or visa versa.

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    i might come that way the weekend to come check out whats going on that side. will let you know
     
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    Johan, do you want this crab?
     
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