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Old 07-18-2008, 04:58 AM   #1
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Deflated Anemone


Less then an hour ago it looks like all tentacles pulled in and it almost looks like a rubber ball.

Is it just expelling waste? Should I be worried? Look to pull it before it releases poison into the tank?
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:10 AM   #2
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Well not 10 minutes after I wrote this it started to come back out.

Currently the lights are off so the tentacles are still very small.

I am guessing something spooked it.

Maybe one of my cukes burrowed under it?

The anem seems to like the sand
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:48 AM   #3
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There is a good chance that it was just expelling waste as you mentioned.

Hopefully it will inflate fully again when the lights come on.

Keep us updated on how things are going with it.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:57 AM   #4
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They do that now and then.
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:32 AM   #5
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This is in a pretty new tank, right? In reading your various threads, I think you may have stocked this tank pretty quick. I'd slow way down and let things settle out... as in not add anything for a number of months. This should help get the tank mature enough for the anemone to thrive and should get rid of some of the algae issues you've got (cyano, for example).
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:54 AM   #6
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This is in a pretty new tank, right? In reading your various threads, I think you may have stocked this tank pretty quick. I'd slow way down and let things settle out... as in not add anything for a number of months. This should help get the tank mature enough for the anemone to thrive and should get rid of some of the algae issues you've got (cyano, for example).

Yeah I know... i got excited. I won't be adding anything new for at least 4-6 months from here out.
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:18 PM   #7
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BTAs deflate to expel waste. I believe they also deflate as a means by which to replace the water contained inside the body as they will often deflate far past the point at which all of the waste has been eliminated. I have not ever read anything to validate this opinion, however I have observed the same behavior from multiple BTAs over a significant amount of time.
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:55 AM   #8
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It looks whole lot better but I still have some concerns only because it jumped again but this time it left a little of it self behind.

So I hope it is not the start of disintegration.....
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Do you know what species you have? It sounds like you may have an LTA/Long Tentacle Anemone/M. Doreensis. If so, this is normal nightly behavior. From your description, it's not expelling waste. It's just sleeping.
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It looks whole lot better but I still have some concerns only because it jumped again but this time it left a little of it self behind.

So I hope it is not the start of disintegration.....
We were posting at the same time. Can you get any pics?
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:11 AM   #11
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It's a bulb. (Gyrostoma Quadricolor)

I will try and take some shots today. Like I said it looks normal at the moment,for the lights being off.
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BTA's don't typically hang out in the sand. This and the fact that it's leaving parts of itself behind when it moves has me a little concerned as well. Could it be just excess mucus it's leaving behind?
Just an FYI. The name Gyrostoma isn't used much any more. The more widely excepted name is Entacmaea Quadricolor
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BTA's don't typically hang out in the sand. This and the fact that it's leaving parts of itself behind when it moves has me a little concerned as well. Could it be just excess mucus it's leaving behind?
Just an FYI. The name Gyrostoma isn't used much any more. The more widely excepted name is Entacmaea Quadricolor
Call me old then hahaha

Yeah i am hoping it was just left over mucus and it is low in the tank but snagged attached to a rock pretty good.

It must be the water flow that madeit move from go.
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It sounds like it may have found a spot that it will be happy in.

I wish you the best with it.
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:26 PM   #15
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I would like to report that the Anemone is doing GREAT!


It is fully extended and what looks to me like it has really found a comfortable spot in the tank.

The original post must have been exactly what I thought - expelling of waste.
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