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Old 05-24-2007, 05:46 PM   #1
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Bubble Anemone Dying


Help... my new bubble anemone looks like it is dying. It is all deflated and flat with the tips turning grey.... mouth appear to be wide open!

My perimaters are good, I'm running 65W PC for 9 hours a day with good flow. Feeding cycle I'm not too sure on... need help!

It's been inmy tank since Saturday... moved from the front of thank twards the back within a days or so... today I turned the rock around to check it out and it wasn't good.

Any advice or suggestions.
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Old 05-24-2007, 05:49 PM   #2
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How big is the tank? If it was "healthy" at the LFS it should still look ok even only under 65w and without eating. Was it well acclimated?
What are your tank parameter?
It should be fed "meaty" food 2-3x week
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Old 05-24-2007, 05:55 PM   #3
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Agree with Chris, we need more info.
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Old 05-24-2007, 05:55 PM   #4
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How big is the tank? If it was "healthy" at the LFS it should still look ok even only under 65w and without eating. Was it well acclimated?
What are your tank parameter?
It should be fed "meaty" food 2-3x week
It looked great from the LFS... Acclimated for 60 minutes (15, 15, 15 and 15)!

My tank is a 20 tall with plenty of flow AC110 + jet 900. It has been establised for goingo n 7 months and my salinity level is 1.024! did water change 2 days before bring home... clown fish are healthy, snails and crabs are as well.

Haven't been feeding much... could be my problem. Or at least a part of it... whats should I be feeding it? Brine shrimp? "rea" shrimp?
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Old 05-24-2007, 05:58 PM   #5
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My bubble tip never seems happy and moves all around the tank. I would watch him for a cpl hours maybe he is pooping or something
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Old 05-24-2007, 06:01 PM   #6
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you can feed silversides, raw shrimp, krill also. Is it still attached to the rock? If so try moving the entire rock up as high as you can and then offer food. You may have to stand there and hold the food at its mouth to entice it. Don't shove it in the mouth. Normally they sense the food and start taking it in in no time. Make sure the fish don't take the food from it. They will also deflate when they exchange water from their bodies. It shouldn't stay deflated more than a few hours. Sometimes they just need time to adjust. It is a good sign if it has attached.
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Old 05-24-2007, 06:03 PM   #7
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Ive been feeding mine Brine shrip through a turkey blaster...Its so cool my big anemone will put all tenacles around the blaster..
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Old 05-24-2007, 06:05 PM   #8
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We had two BTAs. One died and one lived, although the one we still have isn't thriving. We have it under MH lights and feed it several times a week, and it's hosting a clown, but even still.

I never would have purchased one had I known better! Call it a novice mistake.

Anyway, keep a close eye on it, if it turns to a blob of jelly siphon it out so it doesn't polute your tank. We caught our dead one just in the nick of time and siphoned it out. That was one of the worst smells I ever encountered. My boyfriend nearly lost his lunch on the livingroom carpet!
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Old 05-24-2007, 06:43 PM   #9
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Is it still attached to the rock? It is a good sign if it has attached.
Definately attached... Picking up shrimp now! Feeding tonight!
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:12 PM   #10
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High in the tank can I put it, or should I ask how close to my light is too close? I have 65w PC... would 6 inches from the top of the tank be too close? I actaully havea small shelves available for it there.

Just starting to panic... don't want to lose it
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:27 PM   #11
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I would put him as high as you can. Anemone's do best under mh but I have heard of people keeping them under pc's(BTA's anyway).
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:15 PM   #12
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Stupid Question...

How big or should I say small of a piece of shrimp should I be cutting to feed the bubble with. Pencil eraser size? Smaller of slightly bigger?
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:30 PM   #13
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Pencil eraser is good
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:39 PM   #14
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Your getting great advice! Get him up towards that light!
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And make sure you thaw the food before you feed it to him
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