sabae help

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    ob_on3

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    OK..when I first bought the sabae anemone it was placed on a rock in the corner like shown below...
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    Now the next few days I noticed it moved itself below in between the two rocks...at first I worried but as I read up they said the sometimes move for their comfort...so I just let it be....but as I was only able to see a small portion of it...I began to worry even though the clowns still were hosting it....this morning I made the choice to move the big rock in front of it so the majority of the sabae could receive more light and when I did I noticed the mouth of the sabae all open and I noticed most of its tentacles are shriveled and yellow unlike the clear like thickness when it was first in the tank....as I type its beginning to show more life to it???
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    Is this normal...do u think I did the right thing in moving my rock...I usually see sabaes on the sand bed and that's why I moved stuff around...don't mind the cloudiness due to moving sand about...appreciate the input
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    Well thought it was showing more life...seems like its steady looking like this
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    an open gaping mouth is a sign if an unhealthy anemone...if it were me I would take it out
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    That's not an open gaping mouth. In fact it looks fairly tight to me in the last pic. Let it do its thing and settle. Have you tried feeding it? If so how did it respond?
     
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    I just fed it now...OK...I'll let it do its thing and keep u updated...no change after feeding same ol same....clown still hosting em though
     
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    I thought he said he saw it open which is bad
     
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    Look at the pic...I was referring to the small belly button opening...dunno if that's an opened mouth or not....that's why I was asking for advice
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    What did you feed it? Did it grab it take it to it's mouth quickly?
     
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    here is what I researched

    Things to look for that are a bad sign:

    Hides into the rock and does not come out.
    Color loss.
    tenticales not sticky.
    Wont except any food.
    appears to be melting
     
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    In regards to feeding...not quite... after I fed it , closed a little bit, but didn't seem like much...should I try again? I gave a mix of mysis brine and Cyclops...
     
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    Kinda folded over when I fed him..now the butt is all up in the open
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    Kinda folded over when I fed him..now the butt is all up in the open
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    Flame angel keeps tryna steal all his food
     
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    After folding over for a lil...the food was gone and he turned back upward....should I try and over feed him..???
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    No leave it be. Give it a chance to plant it's foot. You have a very young tank and a difficult anemone. Be prepared to move your corals as it tries to settle. The next time you try to feed use a little mysis. Brine is not nutritional.
     
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    OK cool...thx
     
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    Small pieces of food are better than big chunks. I would leave the nem be, move the corals away from it and let it settle where it wants to.
     
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    OK...now its almost completely turned over...I hope it doesn't drastically raise nitrates on me over night...
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    What u guys think bout the way it looks now
     
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    why do you think it's going to raise nitrates?
     
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    Turn your power heads off in the tank. Leave your return pump on. Decreasing the flow may allow the anemone to attach. The anemone is becoming more stressed but it still looks pretty good other than being flipped over.
     
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    I might try to put a healthy hunk of rock near it too so it has something local to hook up to.
     
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