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Hello.

My rock flower anemone disappeared under sand ! I saw it literally half an hour ago and now I glanced over and I do not see it any more. I see a little hole in sand about half an inch in diameter and half an inch deep and I see very tips of its tentacles at the bottom of the hole. I carefully poked the hole edges with a stick, and I sense there is something.

I do not have any sand dwelling predators like sand sifting star or anything like that.

I have 2 almost identical rock flower anemones, they have lived close to each other for several months in the sand. They host a porcelain crab.
The other anemone one is fine.

Can anybody tell me what is going on?
 

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I have never had a rock nem either, but all nems at times will deflate and almost turn inside of their base. Since rock nems always hid there bases deep in the sand, I would think that it would look like the nem just disappeared under the sand. If he comes back out and looks good, I wouldn't worry about it unless it starts to happen alot. That normally indicates a water quality or lighting issue.
 
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