Help! Sick Anemone?

Discussion in 'Reef Fishes' started by Mort, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. Mort

    Mort Guest

    I've had a sebae anemone for a couple of months now. When I first got it,
    it hunted around for a suitable spot for a day or two. Once it wedged
    itself between a couple of rocks it stayed there.

    Today, when I first turned the lights on, it was all "balled" up. It
    basically retracted in to itself. Only a few tentacle coud be seen through
    a small gap that it had not covered itself wiith. Once the lights came on,
    it came out a little bit but has since retracted again and is now
    "deflating".

    I have been feeding it silver sides once a week. I just fed it a few days
    ago (last friday). Parameters are stable although not optimal. I have
    260watts of PC. 2-10000K and 2-True .03 Actinic.

    Parameters are...

    Ca 525ppm
    Alk 7.4dKH or 2.63meq/L
    pH 8.1
    Amonnia 0
    Nitrite 0
    NitrAte 10ppm
    Sg 1.027 (I'm making RO/DI water now for a top oof, I usually keep it at
    1.026)

    Any ideas what could be wrong?

    TIA

    ~Mort
     
    Mort, Jan 27, 2004
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  2. Mort

    Chris Taylor Guest

    How long has it been like this. Anemone do this occasionally to purge
    themselves and then return to normal.

    Chris



    "Mort" <lordmortNOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:2lmRb.4954$BA2.864@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    > I've had a sebae anemone for a couple of months now. When I first got it,
    > it hunted around for a suitable spot for a day or two. Once it wedged
    > itself between a couple of rocks it stayed there.
    >
    > Today, when I first turned the lights on, it was all "balled" up. It
    > basically retracted in to itself. Only a few tentacle coud be seen

    through
    > a small gap that it had not covered itself wiith. Once the lights came

    on,
    > it came out a little bit but has since retracted again and is now
    > "deflating".
    >
    > I have been feeding it silver sides once a week. I just fed it a few days
    > ago (last friday). Parameters are stable although not optimal. I have
    > 260watts of PC. 2-10000K and 2-True .03 Actinic.
    >
    > Parameters are...
    >
    > Ca 525ppm
    > Alk 7.4dKH or 2.63meq/L
    > pH 8.1
    > Amonnia 0
    > Nitrite 0
    > NitrAte 10ppm
    > Sg 1.027 (I'm making RO/DI water now for a top oof, I usually keep it at
    > 1.026)
    >
    > Any ideas what could be wrong?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > ~Mort
    >
    >
    >
     
    Chris Taylor, Jan 27, 2004
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  3. Mort

    Mort Guest

    Thanks Chris. I think you're right on the money. Today, it looks as happy
    as ever =)

    ~Mort


    "Chris Taylor" <nothing@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:XGoRb.11853$YV1.2097@newsfep4-winn.server.ntli.net...
    > How long has it been like this. Anemone do this occasionally to purge
    > themselves and then return to normal.
    >
    > Chris
    >
    >
    >
    > "Mort" <lordmortNOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    > news:2lmRb.4954$BA2.864@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    > > I've had a sebae anemone for a couple of months now. When I first got

    it,
    > > it hunted around for a suitable spot for a day or two. Once it wedged
    > > itself between a couple of rocks it stayed there.
    > >
    > > Today, when I first turned the lights on, it was all "balled" up. It
    > > basically retracted in to itself. Only a few tentacle coud be seen

    > through
    > > a small gap that it had not covered itself wiith. Once the lights came

    > on,
    > > it came out a little bit but has since retracted again and is now
    > > "deflating".
    > >
    > > I have been feeding it silver sides once a week. I just fed it a few

    days
    > > ago (last friday). Parameters are stable although not optimal. I have
    > > 260watts of PC. 2-10000K and 2-True .03 Actinic.
    > >
    > > Parameters are...
    > >
    > > Ca 525ppm
    > > Alk 7.4dKH or 2.63meq/L
    > > pH 8.1
    > > Amonnia 0
    > > Nitrite 0
    > > NitrAte 10ppm
    > > Sg 1.027 (I'm making RO/DI water now for a top oof, I usually keep it

    at
    > > 1.026)
    > >
    > > Any ideas what could be wrong?
    > >
    > > TIA
    > >
    > > ~Mort
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Mort, Jan 28, 2004
    #3
  4. Mort

    Mort Guest

    Well, I may have spoken too soon.


    This morning it was fine, but today when I got home from work, it was all
    deflated. The "mouth" was slightly open and you can see some white slime
    oozing out. NOT smoke, but a slime. Kinda looks like "snot" (sorry to be
    vulgar) and it is stringing along by a few inches.


    To make things more interesting, I was at the LFS today and saw a nice
    looking maroon clown hosting in a bubble tip. I thought about it, discussed
    it with the owner, and bought them.


    Whatever is wrong with my sebae, will it effect the bubble tip?
    I'd rather not add anything at this time but, I dont have much of a choice.

    The bags are flaoting right now... HELP???

    ~Mort

    "Mort" <lordmortNOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:2lmRb.4954$BA2.864@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    > I've had a sebae anemone for a couple of months now. When I first got it,
    > it hunted around for a suitable spot for a day or two. Once it wedged
    > itself between a couple of rocks it stayed there.
    >
    > Today, when I first turned the lights on, it was all "balled" up. It
    > basically retracted in to itself. Only a few tentacle coud be seen

    through
    > a small gap that it had not covered itself wiith. Once the lights came

    on,
    > it came out a little bit but has since retracted again and is now
    > "deflating".
    >
    > I have been feeding it silver sides once a week. I just fed it a few days
    > ago (last friday). Parameters are stable although not optimal. I have
    > 260watts of PC. 2-10000K and 2-True .03 Actinic.
    >
    > Parameters are...
    >
    > Ca 525ppm
    > Alk 7.4dKH or 2.63meq/L
    > pH 8.1
    > Amonnia 0
    > Nitrite 0
    > NitrAte 10ppm
    > Sg 1.027 (I'm making RO/DI water now for a top oof, I usually keep it at
    > 1.026)
    >
    > Any ideas what could be wrong?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > ~Mort
    >
    >
    >
     
    Mort, Jan 29, 2004
    #4
  5. Mort

    Mort Guest

    "Mort" <lordmortNOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:VDZRb.5623$BA2.803@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    > Well, I may have spoken too soon.
    >
    >
    > This morning it was fine, but today when I got home from work, it was all
    > deflated. The "mouth" was slightly open and you can see some white slime
    > oozing out. NOT smoke, but a slime. Kinda looks like "snot" (sorry to be
    > vulgar) and it is stringing along by a few inches.
    >
    >
    > To make things more interesting, I was at the LFS today and saw a nice
    > looking maroon clown hosting in a bubble tip. I thought about it,

    discussed
    > it with the owner, and bought them.
    >
    >
    > Whatever is wrong with my sebae, will it effect the bubble tip?
    > I'd rather not add anything at this time but, I dont have much of a

    choice.
    >
    > The bags are flaoting right now... HELP???
    >
    > ~Mort


    Here are my reading as of a few minutes ago...

    Sg 1.026
    Ca 550ppm
    Mg 1500ppm
    Alk 8.0/2.86meq/L
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 10
    pH 8.2 11:30pm
    temp 78 degrees F
    Ammonia appears to be .25
    I'm not too conviced as the reading is between 0 and .25

    I need to get a Salifert for this but it does appear to be above zero!

    All fish are accounted for. The only thing that has changed recently is I
    started feeding my tank some plankton that I grew myself. Maybe this batch
    went bad? What do you guys think?

    ~Mort
     
    Mort, Jan 29, 2004
    #5
  6. the ammonia might be from a decomposing seabea anemone.

    kc

    "Mort" <lordmortNOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:Y41Sb.5724$BA2.2326@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    >
    > "Mort" <lordmortNOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    > news:VDZRb.5623$BA2.803@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    > > Well, I may have spoken too soon.
    > >
    > >
    > > This morning it was fine, but today when I got home from work, it was

    all
    > > deflated. The "mouth" was slightly open and you can see some white slime
    > > oozing out. NOT smoke, but a slime. Kinda looks like "snot" (sorry to be
    > > vulgar) and it is stringing along by a few inches.
    > >
    > >
    > > To make things more interesting, I was at the LFS today and saw a nice
    > > looking maroon clown hosting in a bubble tip. I thought about it,

    > discussed
    > > it with the owner, and bought them.
    > >
    > >
    > > Whatever is wrong with my sebae, will it effect the bubble tip?
    > > I'd rather not add anything at this time but, I dont have much of a

    > choice.
    > >
    > > The bags are flaoting right now... HELP???
    > >
    > > ~Mort

    >
    > Here are my reading as of a few minutes ago...
    >
    > Sg 1.026
    > Ca 550ppm
    > Mg 1500ppm
    > Alk 8.0/2.86meq/L
    > Nitrite 0
    > Nitrate 10
    > pH 8.2 11:30pm
    > temp 78 degrees F
    > Ammonia appears to be .25
    > I'm not too conviced as the reading is between 0 and .25
    >
    > I need to get a Salifert for this but it does appear to be above zero!
    >
    > All fish are accounted for. The only thing that has changed recently is I
    > started feeding my tank some plankton that I grew myself. Maybe this

    batch
    > went bad? What do you guys think?
    >
    > ~Mort
    >
    >
    >
     
    Dragon Slayer, Jan 29, 2004
    #6
  7. Mort

    Chris Taylor Guest

    Hi

    Its worrying that your ammonia level's may not be at 0. This is either the
    cause of the anemone's need to keep purging (trying to 'unpollute' itself),
    or the anemone is dying and creating ammonia in the water. This isn't a good
    time to introduce new stock, no matter which way you look at it.

    The slime coming from the Anemone's mouth isn't uncommon, and happens to
    mine once every week or two, in fact the 'mouth' also doubles up as its anus
    and that is precisely where it defacates from. This is possibly what you're
    seeing.

    Chris


    "Mort" <lordmortNOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:Y41Sb.5724$BA2.2326@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    >
    > "Mort" <lordmortNOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    > news:VDZRb.5623$BA2.803@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    > > Well, I may have spoken too soon.
    > >
    > >
    > > This morning it was fine, but today when I got home from work, it was

    all
    > > deflated. The "mouth" was slightly open and you can see some white slime
    > > oozing out. NOT smoke, but a slime. Kinda looks like "snot" (sorry to be
    > > vulgar) and it is stringing along by a few inches.
    > >
    > >
    > > To make things more interesting, I was at the LFS today and saw a nice
    > > looking maroon clown hosting in a bubble tip. I thought about it,

    > discussed
    > > it with the owner, and bought them.
    > >
    > >
    > > Whatever is wrong with my sebae, will it effect the bubble tip?
    > > I'd rather not add anything at this time but, I dont have much of a

    > choice.
    > >
    > > The bags are flaoting right now... HELP???
    > >
    > > ~Mort

    >
    > Here are my reading as of a few minutes ago...
    >
    > Sg 1.026
    > Ca 550ppm
    > Mg 1500ppm
    > Alk 8.0/2.86meq/L
    > Nitrite 0
    > Nitrate 10
    > pH 8.2 11:30pm
    > temp 78 degrees F
    > Ammonia appears to be .25
    > I'm not too conviced as the reading is between 0 and .25
    >
    > I need to get a Salifert for this but it does appear to be above zero!
    >
    > All fish are accounted for. The only thing that has changed recently is I
    > started feeding my tank some plankton that I grew myself. Maybe this

    batch
    > went bad? What do you guys think?
    >
    > ~Mort
    >
    >
    >
     
    Chris Taylor, Jan 29, 2004
    #7
  8. Mort

    Mort Guest

    Thanks Chris, I wasnt aware that "slime" was not uncommon.

    I'm gonna try to get a salifert kit for the ammonia from an LFS today.
    This AM the Ammonia registers a little lower but still not zero.

    The sebae looks beautiful this morning and the BTA is missing.
    I'm sure it's behind a rock or something...

    ~Mort

    "Chris Taylor" <nothing@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:4p3Sb.13123$YV1.1254@newsfep4-winn.server.ntli.net...
    >
    > Hi
    >
    > Its worrying that your ammonia level's may not be at 0. This is either the
    > cause of the anemone's need to keep purging (trying to 'unpollute'

    itself),
    > or the anemone is dying and creating ammonia in the water. This isn't a

    good
    > time to introduce new stock, no matter which way you look at it.
    >
    > The slime coming from the Anemone's mouth isn't uncommon, and happens to
    > mine once every week or two, in fact the 'mouth' also doubles up as its

    anus
    > and that is precisely where it defacates from. This is possibly what

    you're
    > seeing.
    >
    > Chris
    >
    >
    > "Mort" <lordmortNOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    > news:Y41Sb.5724$BA2.2326@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    > >
    > > "Mort" <lordmortNOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    > > news:VDZRb.5623$BA2.803@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    > > > Well, I may have spoken too soon.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > This morning it was fine, but today when I got home from work, it was

    > all
    > > > deflated. The "mouth" was slightly open and you can see some white

    slime
    > > > oozing out. NOT smoke, but a slime. Kinda looks like "snot" (sorry to

    be
    > > > vulgar) and it is stringing along by a few inches.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > To make things more interesting, I was at the LFS today and saw a nice
    > > > looking maroon clown hosting in a bubble tip. I thought about it,

    > > discussed
    > > > it with the owner, and bought them.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Whatever is wrong with my sebae, will it effect the bubble tip?
    > > > I'd rather not add anything at this time but, I dont have much of a

    > > choice.
    > > >
    > > > The bags are flaoting right now... HELP???
    > > >
    > > > ~Mort

    > >
    > > Here are my reading as of a few minutes ago...
    > >
    > > Sg 1.026
    > > Ca 550ppm
    > > Mg 1500ppm
    > > Alk 8.0/2.86meq/L
    > > Nitrite 0
    > > Nitrate 10
    > > pH 8.2 11:30pm
    > > temp 78 degrees F
    > > Ammonia appears to be .25
    > > I'm not too conviced as the reading is between 0 and .25
    > >
    > > I need to get a Salifert for this but it does appear to be above zero!
    > >
    > > All fish are accounted for. The only thing that has changed recently is

    I
    > > started feeding my tank some plankton that I grew myself. Maybe this

    > batch
    > > went bad? What do you guys think?
    > >
    > > ~Mort
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Mort, Jan 29, 2004
    #8
  9. Mort

    Rod Guest

    Rod, Jan 29, 2004
    #9
  10. Ime, absolute zero ammonia isn't quite possible. Everything is always peeing in
    the water, and it is slightly up from zero no matter what.

    I believe the Salifert kit starts at .25ppm, but I may have it mixed up with
    another kit.

    Marc


    Mort wrote:

    > Thanks Chris, I wasnt aware that "slime" was not uncommon.
    >
    > I'm gonna try to get a salifert kit for the ammonia from an LFS today.
    > This AM the Ammonia registers a little lower but still not zero.
    >
    > The sebae looks beautiful this morning and the BTA is missing.
    > I'm sure it's behind a rock or something...
    >
    > ~Mort
    >
    > "Chris Taylor" <nothing@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    > news:4p3Sb.13123$YV1.1254@newsfep4-winn.server.ntli.net...
    > >
    > > Hi
    > >
    > > Its worrying that your ammonia level's may not be at 0. This is either the
    > > cause of the anemone's need to keep purging (trying to 'unpollute'

    > itself),
    > > or the anemone is dying and creating ammonia in the water. This isn't a

    > good
    > > time to introduce new stock, no matter which way you look at it.
    > >
    > > The slime coming from the Anemone's mouth isn't uncommon, and happens to
    > > mine once every week or two, in fact the 'mouth' also doubles up as its

    > anus
    > > and that is precisely where it defacates from. This is possibly what

    > you're
    > > seeing.
    > >
    > > Chris
    > >
    > >
    > > "Mort" <lordmortNOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    > > news:Y41Sb.5724$BA2.2326@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    > > >
    > > > "Mort" <lordmortNOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    > > > news:VDZRb.5623$BA2.803@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    > > > > Well, I may have spoken too soon.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > This morning it was fine, but today when I got home from work, it was

    > > all
    > > > > deflated. The "mouth" was slightly open and you can see some white

    > slime
    > > > > oozing out. NOT smoke, but a slime. Kinda looks like "snot" (sorry to

    > be
    > > > > vulgar) and it is stringing along by a few inches.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > To make things more interesting, I was at the LFS today and saw a nice
    > > > > looking maroon clown hosting in a bubble tip. I thought about it,
    > > > discussed
    > > > > it with the owner, and bought them.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > Whatever is wrong with my sebae, will it effect the bubble tip?
    > > > > I'd rather not add anything at this time but, I dont have much of a
    > > > choice.
    > > > >
    > > > > The bags are flaoting right now... HELP???
    > > > >
    > > > > ~Mort
    > > >
    > > > Here are my reading as of a few minutes ago...
    > > >
    > > > Sg 1.026
    > > > Ca 550ppm
    > > > Mg 1500ppm
    > > > Alk 8.0/2.86meq/L
    > > > Nitrite 0
    > > > Nitrate 10
    > > > pH 8.2 11:30pm
    > > > temp 78 degrees F
    > > > Ammonia appears to be .25
    > > > I'm not too conviced as the reading is between 0 and .25
    > > >
    > > > I need to get a Salifert for this but it does appear to be above zero!
    > > >
    > > > All fish are accounted for. The only thing that has changed recently is

    > I
    > > > started feeding my tank some plankton that I grew myself. Maybe this

    > > batch
    > > > went bad? What do you guys think?
    > > >
    > > > ~Mort
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >


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    Marc Levenson, Jan 29, 2004
    #10
  11. Mort

    Mort Guest

    I found the BTA... It had a disagreement with my powerhead. The powerhead
    won =(

    I have the inlet strainer on it but it got suck through the fine veins
    anyway.

    What a bummer! $30 down the drain.

    I'd say about 25% of it was still OUTside the strainer. The rest was pulled
    through the strainer. It did NOT get chopped up by the impeller.

    I had its remains and the strainer in a plastic baggie all day. As of a few
    moments ago, it does not stink.

    Do you think the BTA is still alive?

    What should I do?

    ~Mort

    "Mort" <lordmortNOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:Wz7Sb.5775$BA2.2935@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    > Thanks Chris, I wasnt aware that "slime" was not uncommon.
    >
    > I'm gonna try to get a salifert kit for the ammonia from an LFS today.
    > This AM the Ammonia registers a little lower but still not zero.
    >
    > The sebae looks beautiful this morning and the BTA is missing.
    > I'm sure it's behind a rock or something...
    >
    > ~Mort
    >
    > "Chris Taylor" <nothing@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    > news:4p3Sb.13123$YV1.1254@newsfep4-winn.server.ntli.net...
    > >
    > > Hi
    > >
    > > Its worrying that your ammonia level's may not be at 0. This is either

    the
    > > cause of the anemone's need to keep purging (trying to 'unpollute'

    > itself),
    > > or the anemone is dying and creating ammonia in the water. This isn't a

    > good
    > > time to introduce new stock, no matter which way you look at it.
    > >
    > > The slime coming from the Anemone's mouth isn't uncommon, and happens to
    > > mine once every week or two, in fact the 'mouth' also doubles up as its

    > anus
    > > and that is precisely where it defacates from. This is possibly what

    > you're
    > > seeing.
    > >
    > > Chris
    > >
    > >
    > > "Mort" <lordmortNOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    > > news:Y41Sb.5724$BA2.2326@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    > > >
    > > > "Mort" <lordmortNOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    > > > news:VDZRb.5623$BA2.803@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    > > > > Well, I may have spoken too soon.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > This morning it was fine, but today when I got home from work, it

    was
    > > all
    > > > > deflated. The "mouth" was slightly open and you can see some white

    > slime
    > > > > oozing out. NOT smoke, but a slime. Kinda looks like "snot" (sorry

    to
    > be
    > > > > vulgar) and it is stringing along by a few inches.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > To make things more interesting, I was at the LFS today and saw a

    nice
    > > > > looking maroon clown hosting in a bubble tip. I thought about it,
    > > > discussed
    > > > > it with the owner, and bought them.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > Whatever is wrong with my sebae, will it effect the bubble tip?
    > > > > I'd rather not add anything at this time but, I dont have much of a
    > > > choice.
    > > > >
    > > > > The bags are flaoting right now... HELP???
    > > > >
    > > > > ~Mort
    > > >
    > > > Here are my reading as of a few minutes ago...
    > > >
    > > > Sg 1.026
    > > > Ca 550ppm
    > > > Mg 1500ppm
    > > > Alk 8.0/2.86meq/L
    > > > Nitrite 0
    > > > Nitrate 10
    > > > pH 8.2 11:30pm
    > > > temp 78 degrees F
    > > > Ammonia appears to be .25
    > > > I'm not too conviced as the reading is between 0 and .25
    > > >
    > > > I need to get a Salifert for this but it does appear to be above zero!
    > > >
    > > > All fish are accounted for. The only thing that has changed recently

    is
    > I
    > > > started feeding my tank some plankton that I grew myself. Maybe this

    > > batch
    > > > went bad? What do you guys think?
    > > >
    > > > ~Mort
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Mort, Jan 30, 2004
    #11
  12. Man, I've got no idea. Odds are it didn't do well.

    Mort, it isn't about the $30, it's about the anemone! You can turn it loose in
    your tank again if you think it may be alive still. You can always pull (or
    siphon) it out if it takes a major turn for the worse.

    Marc


    Mort wrote:

    > I found the BTA... It had a disagreement with my powerhead. The powerhead
    > won =(
    >
    > I have the inlet strainer on it but it got suck through the fine veins
    > anyway.
    >
    > What a bummer! $30 down the drain.
    >
    > I'd say about 25% of it was still OUTside the strainer. The rest was pulled
    > through the strainer. It did NOT get chopped up by the impeller.
    >
    > I had its remains and the strainer in a plastic baggie all day. As of a few
    > moments ago, it does not stink.
    >
    > Do you think the BTA is still alive?
    >
    > What should I do?
    >
    > ~Mort
    >
    > "Mort" <lordmortNOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    > news:Wz7Sb.5775$BA2.2935@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    > > Thanks Chris, I wasnt aware that "slime" was not uncommon.
    > >
    > > I'm gonna try to get a salifert kit for the ammonia from an LFS today.
    > > This AM the Ammonia registers a little lower but still not zero.
    > >
    > > The sebae looks beautiful this morning and the BTA is missing.
    > > I'm sure it's behind a rock or something...
    > >
    > > ~Mort
    > >
    > > "Chris Taylor" <nothing@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    > > news:4p3Sb.13123$YV1.1254@newsfep4-winn.server.ntli.net...
    > > >
    > > > Hi
    > > >
    > > > Its worrying that your ammonia level's may not be at 0. This is either

    > the
    > > > cause of the anemone's need to keep purging (trying to 'unpollute'

    > > itself),
    > > > or the anemone is dying and creating ammonia in the water. This isn't a

    > > good
    > > > time to introduce new stock, no matter which way you look at it.
    > > >
    > > > The slime coming from the Anemone's mouth isn't uncommon, and happens to
    > > > mine once every week or two, in fact the 'mouth' also doubles up as its

    > > anus
    > > > and that is precisely where it defacates from. This is possibly what

    > > you're
    > > > seeing.
    > > >
    > > > Chris
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Mort" <lordmortNOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    > > > news:Y41Sb.5724$BA2.2326@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    > > > >
    > > > > "Mort" <lordmortNOSPAM@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    > > > > news:VDZRb.5623$BA2.803@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    > > > > > Well, I may have spoken too soon.
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > > This morning it was fine, but today when I got home from work, it

    > was
    > > > all
    > > > > > deflated. The "mouth" was slightly open and you can see some white

    > > slime
    > > > > > oozing out. NOT smoke, but a slime. Kinda looks like "snot" (sorry

    > to
    > > be
    > > > > > vulgar) and it is stringing along by a few inches.
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > > To make things more interesting, I was at the LFS today and saw a

    > nice
    > > > > > looking maroon clown hosting in a bubble tip. I thought about it,
    > > > > discussed
    > > > > > it with the owner, and bought them.
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Whatever is wrong with my sebae, will it effect the bubble tip?
    > > > > > I'd rather not add anything at this time but, I dont have much of a
    > > > > choice.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > The bags are flaoting right now... HELP???
    > > > > >
    > > > > > ~Mort
    > > > >
    > > > > Here are my reading as of a few minutes ago...
    > > > >
    > > > > Sg 1.026
    > > > > Ca 550ppm
    > > > > Mg 1500ppm
    > > > > Alk 8.0/2.86meq/L
    > > > > Nitrite 0
    > > > > Nitrate 10
    > > > > pH 8.2 11:30pm
    > > > > temp 78 degrees F
    > > > > Ammonia appears to be .25
    > > > > I'm not too conviced as the reading is between 0 and .25
    > > > >
    > > > > I need to get a Salifert for this but it does appear to be above zero!
    > > > >
    > > > > All fish are accounted for. The only thing that has changed recently

    > is
    > > I
    > > > > started feeding my tank some plankton that I grew myself. Maybe this
    > > > batch
    > > > > went bad? What do you guys think?
    > > > >
    > > > > ~Mort
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >


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    Marc Levenson, Jan 30, 2004
    #12
  13. Mort

    Mort Guest

    "Marc Levenson" <melev@swbell.net> wrote in message
    news:401A3106.7C97EC76@swbell.net...
    > Man, I've got no idea. Odds are it didn't do well.
    >
    > Mort, it isn't about the $30, it's about the anemone! You can turn it

    loose in
    > your tank again if you think it may be alive still. You can always pull

    (or
    > siphon) it out if it takes a major turn for the worse.
    >
    > Marc
    >



    You're right Marc. I am more bummed about the BTA than the money.
    If it does die, I paid $30 for a good lesson right? Poor thing...

    Well, I decided to put it back in the tank last night and it did partially
    attach to a rock so it is alive. However, as of this AM it is missing. I
    did a water change last night and decided to test my "new" water for ammonia
    for comparison on my test kit. I got the same stinking reading from the new
    water that I did from my tank. I think this test kit is going in the
    garbage =)

    ~Mort
     
    Mort, Jan 30, 2004
    #13
  14. Mort

    Mort Guest

    > Well, I decided to put it back in the tank last night and it did partially
    > attach to a rock so it is alive. However, as of this AM it is missing. I
    > did a water change last night and decided to test my "new" water for

    ammonia
    > for comparison on my test kit. I got the same stinking reading from the

    new
    > water that I did from my tank. I think this test kit is going in the
    > garbage =)
    >
    > ~Mort



    12 hours later and still no sign of the BTA. Eaten by the emeralds maybe?

    I have more questions about this scenario but I think it's time to do a new
    thread...
     
    Mort, Jan 31, 2004
    #14
  15. Mort

    Mort Guest

    > Well, I decided to put it back in the tank last night and it did partially
    > attach to a rock so it is alive. However, as of this AM it is missing....



    Found it!

    It is actually hanging UPSIDEDOWN on the back of one of my rocks.
    Is that normal?

    ~Mort
     
    Mort, Jan 31, 2004
    #15
  16. Yes. It will reveal itself when it is ready. Right now it is nursing a tender
    tushie! (from the powerhead incident).

    Marc


    Mort wrote:

    > > Well, I decided to put it back in the tank last night and it did partially
    > > attach to a rock so it is alive. However, as of this AM it is missing....

    >
    > Found it!
    >
    > It is actually hanging UPSIDEDOWN on the back of one of my rocks.
    > Is that normal?
    >
    > ~Mort


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    Marc Levenson, Feb 1, 2004
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