Red anemone

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  1. draganov

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    Hi will it be safe to put a small red anemone in my tank ,40litre with 4 fishs and one kleaner srimp?
    the anemone is +_ 1cm on the base
     
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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Are yo refering to the local red anemone?
     
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    Yes the local one found in the eastern cape
     
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    how old is your tank?
     
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    What's the sea water temperature, compared to your tank temp?

    These anemones are not host anemones, and if the water temperature does not differ by more than about 2°C it should survive, as long as you feed it regularly. You do run the risk of it stinging, and perhaps killing, your fish, though.

    If it was me, I would not do it...

    Hennie
     
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    dude dont waste your time they dont survive in warmer waters
    rather leave them where they belong in our cold water ocean just my 2c
     
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    I dont know much about nennies but generally your system has to be about 9months old
     
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    What species is this?
     
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    Most likely Flower Pot or other small rock anemone.

    Plenty different colours, I got a blue, red and an orange one. All from just south of Durban. And surviving nicely. Cape waters is a lot colder, so I do believe they will struggle.
     
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    Most likely Plum anemone (either Actinia equina or Pseudactinia flagellifera) or Sandy anemones (Bunodactis reynauldi).

    Hennie
     
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    i would advise against it, i have many people try down here against my advice given and all to my knowledge have failed.. these kinds of anemone would need a specialised cold/cooler water system (in most cases requiring a chiller when summer temperatures are taken into acount) and would generally not be compatable with the fish species we generally keep.
     
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    Small red anemone on my live rock.

    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?
     
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    If north of Durban then it should survive. A bit of flakes and it should grab it easily.

    Depending on where they came from, as some do want to be expose to air or the surf action. The red flower pots or plum anemones with the small blue dots around the outside just under the tentacles are one example. They do adjust eventually and will even multiply.

    But as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
     
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