is my new anemone Dead?

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  1. aesp533262

    aesp533262 Spaghetti Worm

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    Can someone help? I just got him yesterday. Was nice a full but then i come home to this today. What should i do? I noticed the mouth was open wide and brown stingy stuff floating in the water.

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  3. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    He may have pooped, which is good, or he may have expelled his zooxanthellae algae. The later is bad. is his foot attached to anything and are his tentacles sticky?

    Also, what are the details of your tank?
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    aesp533262 Spaghetti Worm

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    all parameters good. 8.2 ph, 10dkh, 1.026 sal, 80 degrees, cal 460ppm,

    its foot was still attached to a piece of rock. i just didn't want to disturb it after i put it in the tank.
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    aesp533262 Spaghetti Worm

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    i have moved it to the top of a rock to see what happens. Whats worrying me is that if its dead i do not want to crash my system.

    what should i do?
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    What are your parameters exactly?

    I would stop moving him and letr him settle in. If he is still attached to a rock you are still fine. However, if his foot comes off there is a good chance he is a goner.
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    aesp533262 Spaghetti Worm

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    it seems that he is still on the rock. he has completly wrapped him self over. just the tips of his tentacles are showing. But you can still see that the mouth is a big white gaping hole in the center of it all. Ill keep my eye on him for the next couple of hours.
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    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    He may also just be replacing the water in him. Give him a few days.
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    aesp533262 Spaghetti Worm

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    what other signs should i look for? other than a jelly blob and falling off the rock?
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    floating around the tank, constantly having a gaping mouth, but it is to soon to tell what it is doing. Odds are it is still settling in. It looks healthy to me except for the mouth, but only time can tell with that.
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    aesp533262 Spaghetti Worm

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    there is still some movement. I see the mouth pushing forward and back repeatively. Hope this is a good sign.