Urgent Bubble Tip Anemone Hiding

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  1. ComputerJohn

    ComputerJohn Panda Puffer

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    Ok this is a first for me. I have two huge bubble tip anemones that been great for a year now. I noticed last night that one had reseated itself back into the rocks, but I didn't worry about it since either one will do that from time to time.

    Today I notice on completely gone from view. After looking for a bit I found it under a rock pile near the sand bed. Any ideas? I just tested my water parameters.

    Salinity 1.026
    PH 8.3
    KH 6 (I know it's too low, just dosed)
    MG 1500
    CA 500
    Temp 83 (hotter than what I like)

    Any ideas?? The othere one is fine.

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  3. melonz

    melonz Astrea Snail

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    any changes to the tank recently?
     
  4. ComputerJohn

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    I replaced the fixture, but it's been 3 weeks already & just replaced 4 bulbs, 2 atinics & 2 daytime, but same bulb mfg & spectrum a week ago.
     
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    SAY Ocellaris Clown

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    definitely cause for concern. i would take that as a sign that something has changed. Is that KH or temp out of the ordinary?
     
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    What's the life span of an anemone? These two were from one that had split itself almost 2 years ago that I got from a friend of mine.
     
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    SAY Ocellaris Clown

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    anemones can be very long lived. 2 years is young.
     
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  9. ComputerJohn

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    Everything has been fine, except KH being lower & temp being a little higher. I like to keep KH around 10 & temp around 78 degrees.

    Salinity 1.026
    PH 8.3
    KH 6 (I know it's too low, just dosed)
    MG 1500
    CA 500
    Temp 83 (hotter than what I like)

    I think I have to pipe a AC duct into my fish room that houses my equipment. Between the LED lights on my 29gal frag/QT & my external pump, it's driving my water temp up. I leave the door open & it drops to 80..
     
  10. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    BTA can live for decades and decades.

    My best response is that the new lighting and a combination of an elevated temp, with a lower alk and higher mag may be contributing to some stress.

    I know the lighting was 3 weeks ago but, replacement of 4 bulbs at one time is pretty significant.

    You can try cutting back the photo period some.

    I would correct the water chemistry and temp, and just watch the anemone. I doubt it's going to just suddenly die, and it may be splitting again.
     
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    I was figuring that, but wasn't sure of ones that split, unless of course that's how they reproduce. LOL.. I never looked into how they reproduced.. I have to do some reading this week..
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Broadcast spawning and lateral fission.