pink condi help

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  1. mikeb

    mikeb Flamingo Tongue

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    I have a pink condi anemone that has been doing pretty good until last week. After moving some rock near him he became dislodged and stuck to my hand. I was very patient in getting him off of me but then afterwords his tentacles turned brown. There still brown and he doesn't seem as happy now. It's been about a week. Could this have been from sticking to my hand?
     
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  3. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    You could have had some sort of irritant on your skin, as a guess. I highly recommend gloves for this and other reasons when doing in tank maintenance. I always rinse my gloves before hand as a precaution.

    Can you post a picture and is it eating? Any changes in water quality or parameters?
     
  4. Fishez

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    I have a pink tip condi too and mine went through about 3 or 4 days of ingulfing its tenicals and it even fell off the rock he was stuck to and layed in the sand for about 2 or 3 hours before I picked it up and put it back on the rock and ever since then its been fine . I know they are very sensitive to changes such as salinity and other perimeters, and if your tank has only been set up for a couple of months then that might be something to look at too becouse things are still maturing in your tank and its probably not very stable yet.
     
  5. mikeb

    mikeb Flamingo Tongue

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    Craig, I have a pic in the gallery. Still getting used to the new digital camera, never had one before(always been SLR). Will try and post pic in forum reply when I figure it out. Thanks. Check out the gallery if you have a chance.
     
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    I think I got it now. [smiley=2thumbsup.gif] Actually it's looking a little better, but still brown on tentacles.
     
  7. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I may have read your last post wrong but are you concerned that the anemone has brown tentacles? As far as I know, for most anemones, brown means that the animal is healthy.
     
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  9. mikeb

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    I don't know if that is true for the pink condi. It's always had white tentacles with pink tips and looked very healthy. After it attached itself to me is when the brown came out and it started looking a little sick.
     
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    Interesting. I didn't know that condis are supposed to stay white. I've learned something new today. And to think that I promised myself that I wouldn't use my brain all weekend :)
     
  11. Craig Manoukian

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    As long as the tentacles are engorged and extended I wouldn't be too conserned.  

    When anemones split they will often retract and deflate themselves as all their energy is being used toward asexual reproduction.
     
  12. JohnO

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    Craig.

    Hermaphroditic reproduction or asexual reproduction?

    John