anemone emergency! please help me asap!

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    I had an extra powerhead so I put it in the 29 gallon for a little extra flow. Well apparently the rose bubble tip Anemone decided to move. He attached himself to a snail! And the snail is carrying him around! What do I do? I just turned off all the powerheads so it doesn't get chopped up. Do I just let it be until it attaches someplace?
     
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    Zissou What about my dynamite? VIP Member

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    Pull the anemone off the snail and set it somewhere. You can bother it's foot with the dull edge of a butter knife or with a credit card until it lets go.
     
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    The snail carried it behind the rock formation
     
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    That's quite a predicament. If it comes back out, I would say try to tickle the foot loose of the snail shell. Hopefully the nem moves itself away from the snail quickly. Good luck!
     
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    i thought it looked cute like that but im sure its a bad thing lol
     
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    Yea its a bad thing. If my nem decides to attach next to a coral that's really gonna suck. So I covered the powerheads with mesh and turned them back on and now I have no choice but to wait...
     
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    Amba Ol' Salty VIP Member

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    Just keep it away from the power heads (mesh was good idea). That kind of sucks but it's one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time thank you for that haha.
     
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    Lol it will be funny when the nem finds his spot and stays there!
     
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    sucks for you, but that is hilarious
     
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    It totally is. Haha. Sorry, though.
     
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    Yea yea ha ha....lol no I'm kidding it is really funny.
     
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    thats really funny, but it takes a while for a nem to kill corals so try not to stress. i had one parked over my acan garden for like 12 hours with no coral death
     
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    Thanks nano. It's parked next to the Gsp right now
     
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    Not to change the subject, but you have a Marineland Reef Capable LED on your tank don't you? I'd really like to get a Bubble Tip for my 36 and I have a Marineland too. Aside from the nem taking a ride on the snail is the light working out good to keep him healthy? I may have to get a nem if it is.
     
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    My Anemones do great with the marineland reef leds. They are capable of keeping Anemones.
     
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    This video made my morning haha,:) Thanks Britt. I needed it it ,im sick.Hope it works out for ya though.
     
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    Aw hope you feel better. I'm glad I could give you a giggle
     
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