Anemone Growth

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by Bruce, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    Hey everyone.

    Just a question I thought of.

    I wanted to know how fast anemones actually grow, not in size, but in gaining more tenticles and such.

    I have had mine for about 2 years and it doesnt seem to change that much.
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  3. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't think that they gain any more tenticles than they're "programmed" to grow so that's not an indication of growth. I'd think that their growth rate would be determined on how much/how often you feed them soooo...i don't have an answer :)
  4. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    I see. I was not sure if an anemones growth could be compared the a corals with an umlimited ending to how large it can get. I wasnt sure if anemones got to a certian point and just stoped growing.
  5. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a good question that I don't know an answer for :)
  6. rickzter

    rickzter Torch Coral

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    I think they will grow more tentacles when they grow larger in size, foot, mouth, etc.
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    serotonin Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I believe once they get bigger their chances of splitting are higher, but my knowledge on them as a whole is unfortunately very limited :( Time to change that! :)
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  9. Boomer

    Boomer Feather Duster

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    Rick is correct. As far as splitting goes that is a stress reponse, it is very uncommon in nature, especially carpets and BTA's
  10. Reef Lover

    Reef Lover Sea Dragon

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    I sure that they do grow new tentacles only if it got stuck in a power head or got stuck in a filter, and damage or loss some tentacles.