BUBBLE TIP ANEMONE DYING?!?

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Hi, so I’ve had this Bubble Tip Anemone for around 3-4 months now and haven’t had any problems, it’s doubled in size, but this past week it has slowly gotten to this point, it’s never done this before and just wondered if anyone knows why?!?

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Dammm. I've seen mine turn inside out but not that much....
Have it moved spots at all recently? Have any other nems in the tank?
 
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Dammm. I've seen mine turn inside out but not that much....
Have it moved spots at all recently? Have any other nems in the tank?
Yeah it’s so weird, it moved like 2 inches in the first week but hasn’t loved since! And no not had any other anemones in there!
 
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Hi, so I’ve had this Bubble Tip Anemone for around 3-4 months now and haven’t had any problems, it’s doubled in size, but this past week it has slowly gotten to this point, it’s never done this before and just wondered if anyone knows why?!?

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I would do a little research and see what's wrong .it's hard to tell from pic but to me it appears to be a bacterial infection ( cipro is the secret sauce when it comes to nem health
 

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It looks to me like it is completely being overtaken by cyano and algae... It may have something to do with that. The ones in my fuge don't do as well as I constantly need to clean algae and crap that gets around them or they get bothered. Try cleaning the tank up a bit, also your nitrates must be fairly high with that kind of algae growth.
They don't mind a little nitrate but too much will bother them.
 
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Ahh okay thanks everyone for the help! I have an old test kit and it says my tank is perfect but clearly that can’t be right so I’ll get it checked tomorrow! Yeah over the past few weeks the algae has gone crazy and all of my rocks are covered in hair algae! I started to notice the crazy algae growth after starting to use reef roofs once a week so I thought it was just that! Does anyone recommend anything to help with getting rid of hair algae and cyano?
 
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I would do a little research and see what's wrong .it's hard to tell from pic but to me it appears to be a bacterial infection ( cipro is the secret sauce when it comes to nem health
How would I know if it’s a bacterial infection? Sort the parameters out and then if it hasn’t improved treat then?
 

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I agree with Dolphins18. What test kits are you using?

Some test kits like API and a few others are okay but not as accurate as higher end test kits like La motte, Sea Chem, Red Sea, hanna etc... If you got a low nitrate or phosphate reading it's probably because the algae is taking up most of the NO3 and PO4 in the water column.

What kind of clean up crew do you have?

good test kits, gravel vac with weekly 10-15% water changes, hand removal of as much algae as you can pull , aggressive carbon/resin filtration, good skimming (if you use skimmer) and restricted feedings are a good start.
 
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