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ID this anemone please ...

Discussion in 'Anemone' started by owl, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. owl

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    hi
    can anyone id this anemone please , and how should i feed it , i tried feed him some raw shrimp and didn t succeed seems the clown take good care of it and feed him but i donno if it s enough for him , cuz even when the clown try to give him some food it doesn t react anything ! should it ? but i saw it poop twice !
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  2. Amphiprion

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    Looks like a very sickly "mystery" Heteractis species. Some might say H. malu, but that's not really what it is. Nobody has really identified them so far that I am aware of. Interestingly, these also come in yellow colors that actually seem to be natural and not dyed (some may be, however).
     
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    I don't know what it is but I sure would like to have one!! That's nice!
     
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    thanks abunch for replies ..
    when i saw this anemone the clarkii that i wanted to buy was in there and dominated it , so i bought it too with the clarkii ... that day the owner wasn t there and the seller knows nothin bout it and told me just to feed him once a week with raw shrimp . and nothin more !
    it s a few week and he doesn t eat .. :( i tried to feed him with some shrimp but i didn t see any reaction from him , even when the clarkii wanna feed him , he doesn t react any an the poor fish have to put the food 10 times in the anemone mouth and he still unloose it :( ..
    till 2 days ago i asked the owner and he told me the anemone is : beaded sea anemone (heteractis aurora) i searched on net and it wasn t looks like that so i called the LFS owner again but he was pretty much sure about the name ..
    so what do u think ?
    why he doesn t eat ?
     
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    That sucks, usually anemones react quickly to food. I don't have experience with that type of anemone but the ones I did have I used to thaw some mysis cubes in a cup of tank water and then turn off the flow in the tank and use a turkey baster to gently squirt food all over the anemone. It would always react and close up quickly though.. always used to be a laugh because it looked like it was licking its fingers clean when it put the tentacles in its mouth to suck the mysis off the tips.
     
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    It sure sux ..
    lol ..it must be fun :)
    i know that poor creature starving .. but nothin i can do .. is it a general range of temp for anemone or it s vary depend on specie .. ?
     
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    Nope, not H. aurora, either. Beyond the tentacles, it doesn't really fit the characteristics of H. aurora.

    Most species available will do best at around 82 degrees. Some prefer slightly warmer temps (namely Cryptodendrum adhaesivum)
     
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    yup that s what i thought .. thnx
    thnx again , that s what my temp is exactly is ...
    donno what to do . is there anything i can add in the water so it can replace the food for him ?
     
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    Try to see if it eats pieces of fish or crustacean flesh. Just make them small and hope for the best. Keep all the other parameters where they should be, as well. I can't tell from the pic, but is its foot attached? IF so, that is a good sign--if not, then the opposite.
     
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    i tried to do that but no reaction from him , i talked to lfs and the owner said it doesn t eat much and that much that clown give it is enough .
    and yes he has a orange like foot , he walk around the tank several times the few first days but after that he attached itself to that rock since now .
     
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    Keep trying different foods. The clowns aren't benefiting the anemone at this point and no, they don't "feed" the anemone. They should be fed separately from the fish to truly get "enough" and actually do well.
     
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    man it drives me nuts , i tried to put some raw shrimp in its mouth but no reaction at all ...
     
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    Should only need to get the food to it tentacles and they'll attach to the food. Any way that's how mine feeds.
     
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    That's true, Greg, but only for healthy animals. Unhealthy ones will not have a proper prey capture response, unfortunately.

    In any case, owl, don't put food in the mouth or you risk damaging it. Always try to sit it on the tentacles. If it doesn't accept one food, try others (silversides, clam, squid, mysis shrimp--anything). If that doesn't work, you can only provide appropriate conditions, including lighting, flow, substrate, etc. and hope for the best.
     
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    My rose didn't eat at first either and the things that worked with it eventually were the super smelly things like clams and squid. Not sure, but it's worth a try. Also, my clown steals from my anenome, he doesn't feed him. Just a thought.
     
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    thnx guys i know i tried to put the food on tentacles but he didn t catch it and the tried to put it near the mouth but no reaction .... i don wanna lose it , the clarki love it so much .... will try again lata today
     
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    I think I would just watch it for a few days. They can act strange at times.
     
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    yup Greg , gonna watch it few more days and will try again , if it continue like this gonna give it away ....
     

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