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    Anemone Dying???

    Hello,

    I recently bought an bubble tip for my clown which was doing well until today. I know they expand and shrink but I read if the mouth is open it may be on its way out. I'd like to know if i should yank it out of the tank and quarantine it.


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    I'd waite a bit. are the clowns big and ruff with it? is this a new addition? how old is your setup?

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    Thanks for the reply. The anemone was fine this morning. Yes the clown is big and rough with it, but the anemone is also large. The tank has been running for only a few months but was an upgrade form a smaller tank (all the water/rock etc was migrated).

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    he doesn't look to happy but BTA's go through many stages, often i have wondered whats going on, only to have everything return to normal in short order.


    how are your parameters???

    have you been feeding him???? ( what and frequency )
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    Hello,

    I've been feeding him twice a week, raw shrimp. I was told to cut it back to once a week.

    Water parameters:

    Gravity: 1.022
    Temp 77F
    Ammonia Zero
    Nitrates Zero
    ph 8.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjl View Post
    Gravity: 1.022


    anemones and really all invertebrates need between 1.024 - 1.026. anemones can be quite sensitive to changes in SG ( being big sacs of water ), so i would suggest raising it slowly.


    you could start using saltwater for top up, how big is your system??


    how are you testing for SG?


    feeding once a week is fine.
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    i would suggest to run a phospate reactor & carbon as well , it helps a lot for inverts specially anemone, etc...:b16:

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    Alright thanks, I will start raising the gravity slowly. For testing I have one of those Instant Ocean hydro meters.

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    Before you change your specific gravity, get your water checked by someone with either a refractometer, or a proven correct hydrometer. Yours could be way off and you could end up making things worse. Any of the local marine stores will be able to check this for you. Then, to raise or lower from 1.022 to 1.024 should take a day or 2.

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    Thanks! Will do, never thought of that. It's fairly old so it may be out.

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