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Minh Nguyen

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I want to post the picture of my H. magnifica. First picture is a partial bleached due to low light at the LFS. The second on is the picture of a anemone that is totally recovered and double in size after 40 days. Let me caution people from going out to buy a H. magnifica, that these anemone get huge (2-3 feet) require high light like right under my 400 W MH, and require very clean water and very good current.
My A. percula pair is haveing a ball in it. My snails, tangs and Lawmower blenny are finally winning the algae war. I did not want to put too many snails in my tank.
Here are the pictures:

12/20/03




01/31/04

 

MtnDewMan

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That is awesome how it recovered. That second shot looks totally healthy and those clowns LOVE that anemone, you can sure tell. Great work Minh
 

mojoreef

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Thats is a very nice H. magnifica, man did it recover well. congrates for sure. Good to here the algae woes are tapering off to.

Take care and thanks for sharing

MIke
 

NaH2O

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Minh - What a transformation!! The difference is incredible - you should feel great!
 

reefer

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That's a great looking Anemone. I have a ritteri that looked great when I got it. Large tentacles with pink tips. I put him under 400W MH about 4 weeks ago and he hides behind rocks, his tenticles never expand like they used to, they are not sticky so he can't hod onto food (it just falls out no matter how hard he trys to consume it). He is not bleached. He's got lots of brown to him. Other than the fact his tenticles don't expand, are not sticky, and don't have the colored tips, he seems happy where he is. He will contract very small sometimes and then expand to about 8 to 10 inched around. Any thoughts? I thought he was just adjusting to the light but here it is 4 weeks later. He was under HO's when I got him and same for a week or so after I got him.
 
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Minh Nguyen

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reefer,
I think you just need to give him some time. Give him small piece of food, grounded or mysis shrimp. Freeze them (so you can put a chunk of it right on his mouth. Chop-up food will be easier for him to digest and thus will not regurgitate.
If he have been in your tank for 4 weeks, chances are he is not infected. I hope he will get better.
Minh
 

mattseattle

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i thought you should not give anemone's food that is frozen due to tissue damage. i let mine thaw out before placing it in the anemones center.
 

The Aussies

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Anemone Health

Great work!
I have an issue with mine which after reading yours I have a better idea of what is happening I think.
We are only relatively new to this and have been having great success due to our supplier but my Magnificent has been coming away from the wall the past few days and after researchnig as much as possible, it looks to be the same colour as your bleached one and it was fairly pale when we got it. We have 220L tank with 2 actinics (Marine Blue & Coral Star) plus 1 MH which is 150W (Dalbarb brand). It has been moving about the past week or so and now it just starts to keep hanging off the wall quite regularly. We were feeding it frozen brine shrimp at least every week.
Can anyone please help?!?!?
Cheers
 
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Minh Nguyen

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Re: Anemone Health

The Aussies said:
Great work!
I have an issue with mine which after reading yours I have a better idea of what is happening I think.
We are only relatively new to this and have been having great success due to our supplier but my Magnificent has been coming away from the wall the past few days and after researchnig as much as possible, it looks to be the same colour as your bleached one and it was fairly pale when we got it. We have 220L tank with 2 actinics (Marine Blue & Coral Star) plus 1 MH which is 150W (Dalbarb brand). It has been moving about the past week or so and now it just starts to keep hanging off the wall quite regularly. We were feeding it frozen brine shrimp at least every week.
Can anyone please help?!?!?
Cheers
It is likely that your light is not bright enough for it, and ist is wander around to get better light. Make sure you power heads and pump intakes are well cover or this anemone will wander into it looking for better current. Try to provide it with more light. If it live, your tank will be too small for it. If you don't have plans to have a larger tank soon, I would bring it back to the LFS or give it to some body with a larger tank.
I would feed ti pieces of fish, squid and shrimp instead of brine shrimp. they get better nutrition with variety of food. Brine shrimp is a very poor nutritional source for marine fish and inverterbrates.
Minh
Good luck.
Minh
 

plack

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Check out this awsome info page
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/anempt2.htm
I got if from someonelse on this site and my sabae is on its side in a hole naer the top as i moved the rocks after he attached to one and he can probably sense that there is no rock close by below him and being up hi he has more light and more current and he is taking krill (thawed) don't know if he will live but he looks a lot better now and i think he's bigger as well I got one not aware of how hard is is to keep and just asked here for suggestions to help and got some again good luck
 

wrightme43

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Lots of light will help. How close to the mh can it get? If you can do it get it to attach to a rock and move the rock directly under the mh. If its already bleaching out, I dont know how that could hurt it any worse. I have read that with enough food you can keep anemone in total darkness, but the man went on to say that its horrible and why in world would you want, it was only to make a point. HTH Steve
 
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