Urgent Is my sebae new dead

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  1. nathan1985

    nathan1985 Plankton

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    I've had it a couple off week and it's never settled any where just blew around the tank and then today I had a look at it and this is what it looks like. 1410035400678.jpg The ten tical don't seem to be moving much could just be the flow moving them. Should I pull it out straight away? Or leave him in will he get eaten if he is dead?
     
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  3. proreefer

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    is the mouth deteriorating I can't tell from the pic this is a hard to get to live species
     
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    is the mouth deteriorating I can't tell from the pic this is a hard to get to live species
     
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    What does get to live mean? It's a bit hard to see in the pic but it's mouth is wide open and it looks like it's spitting out something like guts.
     
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    it means it hard for this coral to live in captivity for a length of time. but, it can be done if one as everything just right. it loses its algae from his body that's normal, but if it starts losing his body at the mouth that's not so good
     
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  7. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    It's not dead yet. It's a Heteractis malu, aka Sebae. A difficult anemone to keep for newer hobbyist and does poorly long term in newly set up systems.

    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=497 499 637&pcatid=637.

    The strings you see are internal structures called Mesenterial Filaments, once this anemone start to expel the filaments or you can see them protruding through the column then the anemone is pretty much toast.

    Currently I would wait and watch but it does not look good.
     
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  9. nathan1985

    nathan1985 Plankton

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    Oh balls. When will I know when to take it out?
     
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    + 1 couldn't have said it better
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I would wait until you can see the filaments spilling out of the oral cavity, or protruding through the column. If the anemone is not currently attached then I would just go ahead and remove it now. If the anemone is attached I would be more optimistic. If you can not monitor it closely for the next 24 take it out, if you can give it until the end of the day.
     
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    that's right, madam