is something wrong with my anenone?

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  1. Jisko

    Jisko Plankton

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    The anenome is now laying on its side and yesterday it had weird slime on it

    Oo and yes zippy(clownfish) loves to have his photo taken :D anenome is named zappy.

    My light is the 18-24 inch Current USA Orbit Marine Aquarium LED Light

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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    It's a Condy anemone and yes it should be attached to rock.

    Always trouble shoot water chemistry first. At a glance judging from the rock and sand I would say your tank looks pretty new and that might be the issue.
     
  4. Jisko

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    When i put it on a rock it just goes back to that corner :(
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    A healthy anemone is not free floating. It may be the water chemistry, or the clown could be stressing the anemone.

    Condy anemones do not host clowns in the wild. Zippy looks to be a Clarkii clown and they can be overly passionate when it comes to their anemones.

    Dig a depression in the sand in a low flow area, cover the anemone with a strawberry basket if able, or place the anemones column/foot in a pieces of PVC (wide diameter) and place that in a low flow area right next to a rock.
     
  6. Jisko

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    Could i put a big net over him on a rock so he stays? Then hope zippy stays away because as of now zippy goes crazyy over zappy
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    That idea does not hit me as a good one. Guess you could try but I would sure keep an eye on the tank.
     
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  9. Jisko

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    I know my nitrite levels are off right now because i have an algae problem but i ordered snails that should be here tomorrow
     
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    I believe you mean Nitrate problem.Please confirm.
     
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    My nitrite was 5.0 :/ but ammonia and ph r good :/
     
  12. Corailline

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    If you have detectable nitrite that means you recently had detectable ammonia and anemones and most corals can not tolerate nitrite or ammonia. Basically the tank is not fully cycled to house an anemone as of yet.