Tube Anemones

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    They say Tube Anemones haven't been propagated in captivity as of yet, does anyone know if this is still the case?
     
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    as far as I know - nope.

    They do not split like anemones. Their body structure is more like that of tube like worms.
     
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    Each one is a hermaphrodite so can produce eggs and sperm at different times. The young apparently settle in plankton for some time until they attach themselves with a tube to the sand. I would imagine you would need two of the same colour for the process to start.
     
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    "It takes two to tango" doesn't always fit with inverts. Sometimes it just takes one to tango. Lonely, but not for long...
     
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    Would need two to produce the eggs and sperm at the same time and if a feeding frenzy could be avoided it may just work.
     
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    Don't think you'd need two of the same colour.
    Prob wouldn't be the most difficult things too raise, I see the biggest obstacle is figuring out what triggers spawning.
     
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    Water changes is one way to go. Clams also do this it seems
     
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    Inducing spawning in clams is easy.
    Spawning is often a stress response and can be caused by numerous things, but chemical triggering is easiest and more controlled.
     
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    You going to try Hails?
     

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