tube anemone

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  1. betty

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    I have a tube anemone and today it is totally closed and pulled back into the tube - is there something wrong? and what should I feed
     
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    How old is your tank?
     
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    Tube anemones (cerianthids) arent true anemones so dont share all the same needs/requirements as anemones. How long have you had it? What are your tnak parmeters?
    I target feed mine small pieces of shrimp and fish and then it catches whatever else i feed my tank.
     
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    tube nennies will often retract into their tubes in the substrate for a while, sometimes a day or two but if its established in the tank for a while he will just pop out again later on. how long have you had the tube?

    what colour is it, one camn find some truley beautiful tube nennies
     
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    What are your water parameters? Is there anything in the tank that may be picking at it? Feed small portions of raw meaty seafood.
     
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    Tube anemones can stay retracted for some time. Then extend fully again. My yellow one is now retracted, the pink/orange one is open. The yellow one is often retracted, a lot more than the other one.

    Let it be, check tomorrow.
     
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