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Old 03/13/2012, 03:02 PM   #1
April in MD
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Please help. Maxi-Mini Anemone ?

Hello. I am a new member as of today. My husband & I started a nano reef tank 6 months ago.

We have a 20g nano reef with:

Equipment:
Approx 25-30lbs of live rock (fiji)
3 1/2-4 inch live sand bed
Marineland Penguin 200 with bio wheel filter
Hydor protein skimmer
Marineland Maxi-Jet 400 in circulation mode (500 gph)
1 Bio Cube Circulation pump
2 Heaters on either end set at 79 deg.

Occupants:
Fish:
One small Cardinalfish
Two small Maroon clownfish
Clean-up crew:
8-10 Dwarf blue legged hermit
1-scarlet hermit
1-peppermint shrimp
2-margarita snails
2-astrea snails
1-nassarius snail
2-turbo snails
Coral:
1-small torch
1-small blue chalice
1-small moon coral frag
1-elegance coral
1-small birdsnest frag
1-suncoral

And the newest member, a maxi-mini carpet anemone (has a max size of 6 inches).

All parameters in tank test perfectly.

My question:
Yesterday I purchased the mini-carpet. This afternoon I noticed that it had expanded to about twice its size while it was aclimated and started to expell a white blob (at a loss for a better word). When the blob released it was followed by a steady stream of smoke-like fluid. For about 5 minutes. The anemone then shrank back to reg size.
The tank is cloudy with the substance. What happened?
Pee?

Any input is appreciated! Thanks in advance!


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Old 03/13/2012, 03:11 PM   #2
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Funny, I just finished reading this in an article in the Anemone and clownfish section of this forum. Have a read, it might be a boy anemone and releasing sperm:
http://www.wifeofnerd.com/images/AnemoneFAQ.pdf


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Old 03/13/2012, 03:11 PM   #3
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Oh! and Welcome to RC


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Old 03/13/2012, 03:13 PM   #4
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likely just a bit upset with the move. Anemones will often contract and re-expand like that when moved, sort of their way of performing an internal water change.


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Old 03/13/2012, 04:14 PM   #5
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Give it time. Those mini-maxis are a hardy bunch. I have several in varying colors. In about a week, feed it a small piece of silversides. It's cool how it wraps itself around the food for a few minutes, then open up and it's all gone!! They can survive without feeding, but it's still a cool thing to do!


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Old 03/13/2012, 04:47 PM   #6
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I have 8 of these little guys in various colors and they have to be the hardiest anemones to have...with the exception of aptasia or mojanos...but with a lot better color. Really easy to take care of and I only feed them a small piece of shrimp or silverside once every couple of weeks. My largest, I think, has reached its max of about 6". They can get sand blown on them and in a day or two always find a way to shake the sand off. Plus, they rarely move at all unless they are competing with another maxi for a better footprint. I've got a couple which are always going back and forth, jockeying for better light between he two of them, one overlaps another and then back the other way the next day. It's fun to watch which one comes out on top daily. I think of all of mine, my bright burnt orange maxi looks the best.


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Old 03/13/2012, 06:48 PM   #7
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give a bit time. it needs to adjust to ur tank. also i personally think 6 months old tank is a bit young for anemone.


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Old 03/13/2012, 07:37 PM   #8
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I got a green one that went deep inside a cave and never came back out. I have forgotten about it until a couple of days ago when I decide to look for it. It is stil in the same spot but had split and their color turned highlighter green. I never fed it because of its location.


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