Whats wrong with my anemone

Discussion in 'Anemone's' started by Dolphinfriendly, 6 Apr 2008.

  1. Dolphinfriendly

    Dolphinfriendly

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    about a week ago i purchased a Heteractis crispa .
    he used to stay open all the time but then he shrunk, didn't open and refused to eat, although his tentacles are turning from white to pink. Is he dying?
    He's been this way for days now and I'm really worried.
    Is there anything I can do?
     
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  3. brentnorm

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    How is the water flow in the area where the Heteractis is situated ?
     
  4. Dolphinfriendly

    Dolphinfriendly Thread Starter

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    he is at the bottom of the tank and he is not attached to anything.
    the water flow is very weak because whenever he is in an area of higher flow he rolls around until he reaches a sheltered location.
     
  5. Anemone

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    Can you give us some more information about your tank and equipment? How long has this tank been up and running? Also need your water parameters, including salinity, temperature, pH, alkalinity, ammonia, nitrates, nitrites.

    What other livestock do you have in the tank? What are you trying to feed? How big of portions? Do you know if this anemone was recently shipped? Can you get a picture?
     
  6. LikesFish

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    Sorry to say but if a anemone does that he is most prob. dying.....
     
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    direct, very direct
     
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    If you touch it, does it stick to your fingers? Does it close up?
     
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