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Old 11/28/2016, 02:26 PM   #1
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Anemone hasn't attached

I've had a long tentacle anemone in my 30 gallon tank for about 5 days now and he has not attached,, I can't even see it's foot. I know it's normal for them to move around and find a suitable spot but he has hasn't moved in the 5 days. I had him buried in the sand for two days and he still didn't attach or move so I'm not sure what's going on. All my water parameters look good and he is under t5 lighting

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Old 11/28/2016, 03:57 PM   #2
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Thats a nice looking nem.....from what I can see of his foot it does not look damaged. You could try turning off your powerheads and placing the nem where are you wanting to him go (FYI the rarely atay where you first put them)....Hold the nem on that spot for 15 min or so...after you take your hand away...kind run your hand through the water above the nem to make a this point he should attach. Nems can be tricky.....if this doesn't work let is know....I have a large Rose Bubble 3 because it split twice.....and two Large Haddoni green/blue carpets. I have had the all for about 3 years now...and that is how I got each one to attach. Any questions let me know....

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Old 11/28/2016, 05:20 PM   #3
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How old is your tank?

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Old 11/28/2016, 05:41 PM   #4
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I can't even see it's foot.

Well.... what you're seeing right there in that picture is it's foot... How does it's mouth look?

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Old 11/28/2016, 10:11 PM   #5
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I had one never attached and died

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