Will My Anemone Survive?

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  1. justonwo

    justonwo Fire Shrimp

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    While performing some maintenance in the tank yesterday, a pair of needle nose pliers fell point down onto one of my 4 large bubble tip anemones. It is still expanded but the area of contact is retracted and one of the tentacles came off. Will the anemone heal itself in time or is that kind of damage hard to recover from?
     
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  3. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    if the water is clean it should heal over time, minor injury imo
     
  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah BTA are pretty resilient, I would be more surprised if an issue occurred. These are anemones that people remove from a tank, place on a cutting board and chop into quarters to propagate.
     
  5. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Or sometimes 8ths ;)
     
  6. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    agreed.....it should be ok
     
  7. justonwo

    justonwo Fire Shrimp

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    Well, the anemone seems totally fine. Incidentally, I watched a video last night of someone "fragging" an anemone. That is a brutal process! After watching that anemone being handled, now I feel a little ridiculous about asking if this anemone can handle a little roughing up. Those guys are tough!
     
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  9. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    Better not to underestimate a wound, if your water isnt where it should be ( im not saying yours isnt) it can quickly turn for the worse
     
  10. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    +1 Bacterial infections are a real possibility so when possible an iodine dip is reccomended. With that said corals and some anemones are much tougher then they are given credit for.