Excited to see pictures of him tomorrow after hes had time to calm down. to those that haven't seen my build thread and would like a sneak peak of what this little guy looks like when he really peeks up, here is the other half of the splitWe Have an Anemone!
Package delivered. Never early Average is 10:37am for live deliveries.
He is looking unhappy but healthy. Foot was in good condition and mouth was fully closed.
He was shipped attached to a rock, but detached in transit. That may have been a sign of stress, but it made it very easy for me.
I took @Amoo’s advice. Looked him over, floated for 20 minutes, then placed him right in my desired location until he stuck, (without dripping) and continued observing. In seconds he was attached and the foot secure. This is the way I always used to acclimate an anemone in the old days. As I returned to reefing and did a lot of research I convinced myself drip acclimating was better. I am glad I listened to Amoo.
The shipping water was quite foul by sight and by smell so after floating I put him right in. Drip acclimation seems to make logical sense, but in this case it was clear from the foulness of the water I needed to get him out of the cup right away when I opened it.
Here he is seconds after adding him (the following pictures are not great, but get the point across)
Pepper, our Peppermint Shrimp started bothering him.
I had to shoo him away a few times and he seemed to get the message. He has not come near him since.
The anemone stuck and secured his foot fine for about an hour then I noticed his foot started to bubble indicating he may move or detach (notice on the right side)
In the end he only moved about 3” a little deeper into the rock, but still in the light. After 8 hours he was still in that spot, opening, inflating and looking quite content
Many thanks to @Amoo for his guidance and thank you to @Crabs Mcjones for our beautiful new anemone!
Nice! Thanks again my friend! We are very happy with our new critter!Excited to see pictures of him tomorrow after hes had time to calm down. to those that haven't seen my build thread and would like a sneak peak of what this little guy looks like when he really peeks up, here is the other half of the split
Thanks for the tip. I covered the gyre yesterday in mesh. I never forget my pantyhose, LOLglad it's working out for you man. Don't forget your pantyhose. They are most likely to walk/swim/float...etc during the first lights out period even if they have been attached all day.