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Getting rbt anemone to move

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by recliner, Feb 2, 2013.

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    recliner

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    I have 6 rbt anemone clustered on 2 big rocks. I have people lined up that want to buy them but 1 of them is attached half on one rock and half on the other. If he would go all the way on either rock I could remove the rock and coax them all off into buckets to sell. I've had a powerhead blasting away right at it for 5 days now and no movement. Is there another way to get it to move?
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    I usually massage the foot with my finger but you can also use an ice cube or a cold butter knife and place it on the area you want to move.
    Just remember to always take care not to injure the foot.
     
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    Thanks, I'll try the ice cube. Just rub the ice cube all around the base and foot? Should that get it to move right away?
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    It should move fairly quick in anemone terms. They don't like the cold. Just be patient with it. Just where the foot is attached.
     
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    Most of the time, it will get them to detach from their rock. Anemones have a mind of their own though and can be stubborn sometimes. LOL
     
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