Urgent Condy Anemone Help!

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  1. kayjay

    kayjay Plankton

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    I took one or 2 at a time out put them in the water from my tank & quickly scrubbed them, I did sit the rock on a towel till I finished cleaning all the rocks then put them back in, I would say they may have been out 20 minutes. I did find the mantis that was killing my snails. You think that was too long to be out of the tank? I didn't take out the rock the anemone was on. My anemone looks good again...weird. I am going to check my water again tomorrow & do another water change if I need to.
     
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  3. knighttime991

    knighttime991 Astrea Snail

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    i was always told when its throwing up white cottony stuff that its throwing its guts up literally i could be off but its not a good sign either way id pick up some prime for the ammonia spike
     
  4. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    Allowing the rock to dry for 20 minutes may have caused enough die-off to create an ammonia spike. If the nem is now eating, it's perfectly healthy and was just stressed from the ammonia spike. :)
     
  5. kayjay

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    I took the water I drained from my tank and took one at a time & cleaned it quickly w/ a brush & set them on a towel, but the most time they set out was probably 20 min.s. I cleaned them quickly & put them back in, I don't have that many. Big ones though. think that was ok? My water tested good today for Ammonia & nitrate. The Condy looks good, big & full but that white looking stuff right at it mouth....which isn't alot is turning darker, like a straw color. If my #s are good everything should be ok, right?? :confused:
     
  6. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    The white stuff sounds like mesenterial filaments (internal structures of the anemone), not a good sign for an anemone.

    If your ammonia and nitrites remain undetectable it might pull through. Perhaps you could put up a newer image.

    If you see another incident of detectable ammonia and nitrite values, the anemone may be decaying from the inside out.
     
  7. kayjay

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    BTW my Condy turned out to be ok, thanks for all the help.