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Issue with anemone

Discussion in 'Anemones' started by Diddle822, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. Diddle822

    Diddle822 Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    So I probably got an anemone to soon but he did good for a while (2 months) just moved a lot. Last couple days he's been hiding out in the back of the tank under rocks etc. He was fully inflated ... tonight I came home to find him deflated upside down not looking so good ... tried to find pictures of dying anemones but no such luck. Looks like his guts might be coming out a bit. He didn't smell bad when I took him out. Did a quick makeshift QT tank but it's just clean saltwater. I have a wave makers but does it need it? What else does QT need for a nem? I'm trying to get on tapatalk to post pi tyres but I think it's to late
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  2. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Moving around a lot usually isn't good, could mean he's not happy for some reason. Being deflated isn't always a bad thing, but being unattached and upside down is really bad. I've only seen that when they are about to die.

    How long has the tank been up, what are your water parameters, type of lighting, what else is in the tank? Is it a bubble tip, like a rose, a green, or a rainbow?

    I'd be careful with that wave maker, if it were to get sucked up into it you'd have a real mess.....especially if it is free floating.

    Give it the night and see what it's doing in the morning. Since it is isolated, and won't foul your display if he does not make it.

    Good luck, keep us posted.
  3. Diddle822

    Diddle822 Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    So tank is like 6mo old (I know a bit to soon for anemone) but I wanted one so got one without reading up on it. But water parameters are ok ex for for phosphates... I never tested for phosphates until recently.
    Salinity is 1.024 currently, temp is 79, cal is 450, mag is 1200, oh is 8.2 phosphate is over 2 ... like 2.28
  4. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    If that reading is correct, then that is poison for inverts. Start changing some water.
  5. Diddle822

    Diddle822 Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Did a 25-30% change. Getting some phosphate rx tomorrow should have been here today damn amazon...
  6. Diddle822

    Diddle822 Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    *sigh* think he's done for. Woke up this morning and he's on his mouth upside down again ... :/ 
  7. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Is it still exuding stuff from it's mouth? It's definitely upset, but it did get moved to a new environment. Do you have a rock or two in there in case it wants to latch on, maybe a light so it can get a little pick me up.
  8. Diddle822

    Diddle822 Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    He died. I still don't know what the issue was. My refractometer was off by .04 so I was reading 1.025 and it was really 1.021-1.020 ... think that would be the issue ? Sigh my first hundred dollar bill burned ... but that's the hobby I guess epically when your new to it.
  9. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Well I'd say the high phosphates was the issue, and sadly removing him from the tank and putting him in fresh saltwater in an unestablished tank didnt help either. Nems need a well established and stable tank to survive. work on getting to that with your tank, and then try again.
    I'd work on getting those phosphates under control first, and wait to put any other nems until the tank is well established. That may take a year or more for the tank to reach that point, so patience is key to success here. It is generally pretty noticable when a tank hits well established, as it will suddenly take off and things will start growing better. Wait for it and it will be great ;)

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