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    Anemone - Exploded?

    Hello all, hoping someone can help me out.

    I purchased this Purple Anemone on Friday. Put it in the tank. On Sunday the tenticles started to shrink and the insides exploded out of the base (see pic).

    What caused this? Has anyone ever seen this?

    I assume this guy is now dead.

    What should I expect from the LFS? Do they usually cover a 2 day DOA ?


    Thanks.

    (I hope the .jpg shows up, my first time attaching pics)

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    It looks like his foot is injured, did anyone pull him off a rock?
    What are your water parameters like? How did you accilmate it to your tank?

    Cheers!
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    How mature is your tank and what is your setup, we'd need to know all that before we can anwser your question
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    Also acclimation.. how long did you acclimate for? A difference in salinity (extreme) will cause damage like that.
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    sorry to see that beautiful anenome DOA:bawling: gathering from your info, your tank is WAY to new for an anenome and chances are you didn't acclimate it long enough. it probaly wouldn't have made it anyways. they need very stable conditions and new tanks just do not offer that as there going thru balances and checks as well as the owner. I'd really hold off for some time. also, 2 yellow tangs in a 55g could spell some serious problems soon. they get big, there territorial.I'd remove whats left of that LTA before it pollutes your tank. please keep asking questions here especially before a purchase. we'll help all we can.

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    By the looks of it I would say the foot was likely damaged when you got it. Most will not remove an anenome from a rock to sell ether of the two to you. A good shop will pretty much force you to buy both items.
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    I've been feeling so bad about this guy. Thanks for the replies.

    I'm not sure if he was injuried or possibly my acclimation.

    I floated the bag for 15 mins then added some tank water to the bag for 10mins. Then I put him in the tank.

    I do recall having to move him a few hours after he was in the tank. I just do not recall whether or not he was attached to a rock. This could possibly be the case. I did not read anywhere or was told by the lfs to not de-attach it. Tough lesson for me and worse for the anemone.

    My info is a bit out of date... I will update shortly. But my tank has been up and running for close to 2 years although I have had it for only the last year.

    I just upgraded the lighting (T5) and a new skimmer is on its way!

    As for readings, can someone list all the water ranges for me. I will be testing again tonight to ensure something is not totally off.

    Thanks again.

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    Your acclimation was way too short. Anemones take hours to drip acclimate.

    Your tank params need to be pristine. 0 for ammonia, and nitrite, and < 10 nitrate. I might get heck for the last one, 0 for everything is textbook.

    On top of that, the tank has to be stable & mature. No temp swings, no sudden NH3 NH4 spikes etc. Your tank sounds old enough.

    Alas it was likely the accilmation that got him

    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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    Also consider the following targets-

    Temp ~80
    SG 1.025
    PH 8.3
    ALK 8-12 dKH
    Calcium 400-450
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    I thought anemones ejected the water they contained, thus not needing a long acclimation?
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