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    Anemone Issues

    I have a 150 gal tank which I've been running for 2 months. I have 4 clownfish and added 2 anemones to the tank.

    The next day the anemones retreated into the rocks and have not really come out. I was told to wait and they'd come out on their own. However, I also have a cardinal fish that apparently wandered too close to the bubble tip anemones and was apparently stung. Then the anemone came out, snatched the stung fish, and retreated to the rocks with its meal.

    I'm concerned about the anemones killing more of the more expensive fish in the tank. Can I expect more carnage or is this rare?

    Scott

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    Pretty rare, esp in a 150g tank with a lot of space. Bubble tips are usually pretty tame, and most fish know to keep away. I wouldn't worry about them killing or consuming more expensive fish. The bigger risk with anemones are them finding their way into a pump and getting chopped up. As far as them retreating to the rocks, that is common. Sometimes they need time to adjust to the light and water parameters in your tank. As long as all that is good, just be patient. As far as feeding, they do appreciate a teeny piece of shrimp once or twice a week. When I say teeny, I mean no bigger than a pencil eraser or so.

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    Gotcha! Thanks!

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    Let us know how things go.

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    I got my anemone sucked into a powerhead, but he survived. My clownfish haven't found him yet either. Now he is behind the rocks hiding under the rocks. No fish have died yet thank god. Not sure that really helps, but figured I'd let you know you aren't alone... Good luck!


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