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Bleached is a bad thing, it means that all of the Zooxanthelea have left the anemone and that it is no longer recieving any nutrition from photosythisis. (please be nice my spelling is weak!)

This is very common in importated anemones and is one of the first stages in death. At this point all you can do is feed the anemone often keep your water perfect, and hope that it recovers. Some people here can probably give you stories that will get your hopes up, as occassionally one can be nursed back to health, but the odds are not with you.

That one looks pretty bleached, and I doubt that its getting any nutrients outside of your feedings.


Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but about 4 years ago, two months after I started reefkeeping, before I ever found a website, I had and LFS sell me one just like lived several weeks, but never looked healthy....of course I thought "Wow is it ever a pretty brilliant white. Gorgeous"...stupid me!
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