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    removing anenome

    Any tips for getting a BTA to let go of his rock...my anenome split and I am selling one as my tank is not large enough for two. I have got to the base of the anenome but it won't let go of the rock. I have previously gotten them to let go with the ice cube method but this guy does not seem to care....any tips?
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    can you see the foot? if you can, i have had success with gently nudging the edge of the foot with my finger nail. slide the nail along the rock and gently under he edge of the foot. he will release, just be ready to catch him before he floats/ sinks away.

    another method i have heard is to point a power head at him. he will get sick of it and start to move.
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    yeah, i took the rock righ our...i can see the foot but it is stuck like glue... and the rock is so conveluted it is hard to get a finger nail under....it tried a n ice cube as a noxious timuli bu no success...will attemt the power head idea....

    any other suggestions....

    Ray
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    sorry no, but try the power head. you can hold it in your hand and move it around the base. the anemone gets annoyed and releases, or so i have been told.

    let me know if it works because i need to get a couple out of my tank that the foot is buried inside some rock. mine has split twice and everything was fine until my reef chromis started to disappear ( from 6 to 3 in a week )
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    depends on how deep its in, u might have to sell the rock with it

    some have tried ice cube at the base foot, never worked for me

    if u keep nodging it, it has the same effect as power head, they get annoyed and lets go

    some have also used a dull razor or a paint scraper (plastic or metal, but becareful as these might hurt it

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    man these things are like glue...

    it is three quarters off but will not let go of that last quarter...

    I don't want to tear the foot...

    Frustrating....

    Ray
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    Patience is a virtue...

    I waited a little longer (2 hours with the powerhead on him and he began to move...at that point i reached in and grabbed him and he came off whith much less work. Thanks everyone for the suggestions...

    Ray
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    good stuff, u can stick him in a yougart container with punched holes so its easy to sell

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    Is it already sold?
    I want a bigger tank! :biglaugh2

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonah
    Patience is a virtue...

    I waited a little longer (2 hours with the powerhead on him and he began to move...at that point i reached in and grabbed him and he came off whith much less work. Thanks everyone for the suggestions...

    Ray
    right on, i'll have to give it a try. glad it worked for you :biglaugh2
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