Anemone Trouble

Discussion in 'New to Reefing' started by SoccerPro522, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. SoccerPro522

    SoccerPro522

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Waxhaw Nc
    I got a Haitian Pink Tip Anemone for 8 bucks, its been doing fine until this morning. I went down and found it all pulled in. I checked the water the salt was at 1.021 and the nitrate nitrite and ammonia at 0 pH 8.0 but the water was according to the test hard , but the anemone has been fine living in the hard water until this morning. :lavalamp::lavalamp:
     
    SoccerPro522, Jan 23, 2010
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. SoccerPro522

    Melosu58

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    1,211
    Likes Received:
    197
    Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
    Alot of times you`ll see the anenome all pulled in when it`s about to move. What kind of lighting do you have?
     
    Melosu58, Jan 23, 2010
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. SoccerPro522

    SoccerPro522

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Waxhaw Nc
    Idk what the type is but it is stronger then a T5 but not as strong as a metal Halide
     
    SoccerPro522, Jan 23, 2010
    #3
  4. SoccerPro522

    Melosu58

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    1,211
    Likes Received:
    197
    Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
    T5ho?
     
    Melosu58, Jan 24, 2010
    #4
  5. SoccerPro522

    cthegame

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Messages:
    8,704
    Likes Received:
    641
    Location:
    California
    increase your salinity to 1.025-26 slowly. Its ok for fish only but too low for corals and inverts...
     
    cthegame, Jan 24, 2010
    #5
  6. SoccerPro522

    JAG107

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,497
    Likes Received:
    208
    Location:
    Corona, Ca
    You might want to slowly raise your salinity to about 1.025 or 1.026 over the next few days. 1.021 is a little low for inverts.
    Nems do like to suck themselves in though. If its flesh isn't falling apart it should be ok. Get it the heck out of the tank if it does start to fall apart though!
     
    JAG107, Jan 24, 2010
    #6
  7. SoccerPro522

    JAG107

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,497
    Likes Received:
    208
    Location:
    Corona, Ca
    ninja'd by the Game!
     
    JAG107, Jan 24, 2010
    #7
  8. SoccerPro522

    cthegame

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Messages:
    8,704
    Likes Received:
    641
    Location:
    California
    :beerchug: great minds think alike :mrgreen:
     
    cthegame, Jan 24, 2010
    #8
  9. SoccerPro522

    SoccerPro522

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Waxhaw Nc
    Its flesh is fine. Do they like to pull themselves in when they move because when it was pulled in it moved pretty far more then i thought a anemone could move in a short period of time. Thanks for the advice on the salt ill try to do that
     
    SoccerPro522, Jan 24, 2010
    #9
  10. SoccerPro522

    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2006
    Messages:
    26,996
    Likes Received:
    3,868
    Location:
    Ringgold,Ga
    The great minds are right:D
    Slowly bring your salinity up over the course of a few days.The easiest way is to just top the tank off with saltwater until its up to 1.025-26.
     
    yote, Jan 24, 2010
    #10
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.