Tube anemones

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  1. crispin

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    Hi guys,
    I have read a fair bit about tube anenome's and i have always wanted one, the thought of a anenome that doesnt walk is amazingly attractive! :)

    I have looked at most of the links and threads on here, but could someone just check that my underatsnding is correct, and please correct me if i am wrong (i so often am!)

    They are do not require heavey lighting, are stinging and will catch slow moving fish or inverts.

    The like a DSB to get their foot into (does this mean we should burry the fella, i think some have placed rocks over as protection?)

    eat small meaty things and will filter out flrill, mysis etc?


    they need a large space around them and will sting if free floating.

    What do I need to do.....??

    dig a section of deep substrate and "plant"him there...near a rock for protection without bright lighst and away from obvious sleeping areas of the reef.

    Feed filter, with slight taget feeding with a turkey baster or the like.

    all help appreciated:)
     
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  3. RiaanP

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    I had the same question, check
    Tube Anemone Diet - Invertebrates

    And yes, it was at a sleeping place and got my fireshrimp when it molted. I moved it to the corner of the tank.

    "Root" can be planted in 5 to 8 cm sand.

    I do not feed mine.
     
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    Hey Crispin

    I've got one...That big purple thing on my tank thread...

    The tube gets buried in the sand, or attaches onto a rock under the sand.

    It will catch prety much anything that it can process. Mine gets stint, krill, brine shrimp.

    They take up allot of space so nto suitable for small tanks.

    They do not depend on light.

    They extremely hardy... Availible in all sorts of colours as well.
    Mine is purple with green mouth tentacles..
     
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    Beautiful creatures, but insanely wicked sting, even my snails get stunk when too close.

    This nemmie will eat Nemo :D

    Non-photosynthetic and has to have a substrate to create it's snot-tube.

    And they will "walk" if they are not happy. I should say float rather.

    No need to target feed, it eats anything, Omaga One included.
     
  6. crispin

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    ok i'll plant the bugger:) close to the glass (photographic reasons) and away from nemo....and that big brother bubble tip....would hate to see the two going at each other:)

    seems like an easy enough tank mate...seems like!":)
     
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    can any one send a pic of this anemone
     
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    Burt, do a google image search for "tube anemone" or check
    Server error!
    mine looks like the pink/orange one at the top.
    [​IMG]But be carefull with them. He took out a fireshrimp and almost one of by big snails.
    (The link works - try it)
     
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    thanks bud
     
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    Hey Burt

    Here is a pic of mine

    [​IMG]
     
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    thanks lappies, got myself a carpet anemone today
     
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    i took my camera out last night and gota few shots of my tube again :) tuned the power heads off and got some top down which came out well too....tough shooting actually! :)

    here we go

    [​IMG]
     
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    top down

    [​IMG]
     
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    Nice Crispin!! Has your new tube anemone ate any of the other inmates yet?
     
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    Just love this one :thumbup:, what do they retail for these days?
     
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    no, he's never eaten a tank mate, he did sting my long nosed butterfly in the gills which was a killer blow regretably:( but the long nosed was trying to wrestle a piece of lance fish from the nennie and thats when he got hammered
     
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    Eish!! That's not cool. I love these tube nennie's but I'll wait till i've got a 5000L system and stick him in a entire wing of his own!!;)
     
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    yes they have hectic stings, but they are facsinating to watch feed. really nice tank mate:)
     
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