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    Carpet Anenome

    Good day all..

    I bought a Carpet Anenome yesterday.

    This morning it looked to me like it had expelled some brown turd like things near the mouth. The turds were sitting on the anenome. Yea, pretty gross.

    This evening I sprayed some shrimp/plankton near is mouth with a turkey baster and it seems too be expelling it's mouth. Meaning, near the mouth it looks like it's turning itself inside out.

    I have a bta which takes too food well. any food sprayed on the tips go shruken, then go back to normal.

    The carpet is grossing me out..advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers !!

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    GRIM

    keep an eye on it. thats not a good sign. I assume ya did a aclimation of sorts. I had a similar experience with my LTA but on a small scale when I moved tanks and he pulled thru a okay.

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    yea, I aclimitized it for about 1-1/2hr - 2hrs.

    Looked reasonably good this morning although this afternoon it's kinda of shrunken, weee little anenome.

    On a good note, my BTA seems to be doing great.
    45 Gallon
    x2 96WPC Lights, x2 9W over CPR fuge, x1 36W T5 Actinic
    Remora C skimmer, Ehiem Cannister
    Solon Wrasse,Yellow Tang, Clarkii Clown, Blue Neon Goby, Mandarin
    Assorted Zoo's,Shrooms,Rics, LPS

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    While chasing a guppy feeder my 4" Volitan Lionfish was stung by the Carpet Anenome.

    It flipped out pretty good when one of its fins came in contact with the carpet.

    Now my lion is vertical near the top of the tend. Pretty much parallel with my heater. Not a place I've seen it hang before.

    Should I be concerned? Is the sting from a carpet lethal?

    I've read that the carpet will eat small fishes, although I didn't think it would be a problem with a lion. The Lion is about 4" long.

    Thanks again !!.
    45 Gallon
    x2 96WPC Lights, x2 9W over CPR fuge, x1 36W T5 Actinic
    Remora C skimmer, Ehiem Cannister
    Solon Wrasse,Yellow Tang, Clarkii Clown, Blue Neon Goby, Mandarin
    Assorted Zoo's,Shrooms,Rics, LPS

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    Cool

    he should recover. Carpets have a nasty sting and can consume LARGE fish as well.

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    Okay so.. my for last two days I my carpet has seemed to be turing itselft inside ou. It's tenticles are limp and the mouth is hanging open and actually looks torn. Bits and pieces of it are coming apart. Looks pretty damn disgusting.

    Before I toss it would anyone have any suggestions has to how I can revive this thing. Only had it for about a week and it's a shame to see a $120 anenome die so early.

    Bought my bta a week earlier and it still looks great. the Clarkii clown is wiggling in it like crazy.

    Cheers !!
    45 Gallon
    x2 96WPC Lights, x2 9W over CPR fuge, x1 36W T5 Actinic
    Remora C skimmer, Ehiem Cannister
    Solon Wrasse,Yellow Tang, Clarkii Clown, Blue Neon Goby, Mandarin
    Assorted Zoo's,Shrooms,Rics, LPS

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