Rookie anemone mistake

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  1. WhiteRabbitReefer

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    So were to start....
    Got anenome with limited research
    1st day got stuck on filter for about 3 seconds and lost 1 tentacle
    Has moved multiple times at the beginning i kept moving rocks cause he was hiding i know thats a no no
    He had been in a paticular spot 4 about a week i fed him a little larger piece of shrimp then i should have but he did ingest it. A day later When i went sleep and woke up he had moved but was out and beauitful b4 i left this morning when i got home he was shrunkin with a browinish white gunk hangimg out of its mouth which was open rather large now the gunk is gone but he is shrivled up is he dying or is this just a poop thing???
    Any help would be awesome
     
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    His mouth doesn't look normal. At a glance, I thought it was the shrimp being regurgitated. Do you know if the foot sustained damage while being stuck on the filter? Your only choice at the moment would be to wait it out for a day or two and see if it bounces back. Some nems are hardy and all it takes is time. If you see the mouth wide open and can see through the nem, most likely it will not make it. When one of my nems got sucked in to my filter, I put the mess inside a clear glass cup with small pieces of live rock so that it doesnt hide in the rock work only to disappear and die and put it in a shaded part of the tank with low flow and it bounced back within a few days. I hope you it does well. Good luck! 20190106_203414~2.jpeg
     
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    His foot was fine just lost one tentacle but this was 2 weeks ago hes been acting fine until today. now will just wait and see i guess hope he bounces back
     
  7. Bigbaby

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    Oh then hes probably finishing up pooping lol. They deflate every now and then. Should be back in no time.
     
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    Ok so i just checked on our nem and he has inflated back up over night hopefully he will stay this way and yesterday will just have been a scare
     
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    following to see what happens
     
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    Sorry new to the forum and lingo lol
     
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    Tennsquire Active Member MTRCMember

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    What kind of lighting do you have? They need pretty strong lighting to thrive....
     
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    Its a kessil 150w on a 20 tall from what i understand it should be plenty of light
     
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    Updated photo from wife seems to be doing ok nice and inflated, ps i know it seems a lil bleached but its just a really bright green
     
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    Just got home hes looking a lot better. I believe i just over fed him and he was not pleased
     
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    My $0.02

    1. anemone looks bleached. color should be much more rich.
    2. to properly digest food, they need energy from zooxanthella algae. being bleached means they are quite low on it.
    3. last pics look ok. just leave it alone. if you feed it, maybe just a few mysis shrimp at the MOST. seriously.
     
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    James M I like anemones R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    This !!!! Feedings 2x a week. Mysis is easier to consume.
     
  19. WhiteRabbitReefer

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    Ok thanks is there any way to increase the zooxanthella in it
     
  20. Blackice615

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    Looks fine, they inflate and deflate all the time. Mine does daily.
     
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