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Old 08/16/2018, 07:31 PM   #1
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Bubble Tip Anemone is shrinking (out of no where)

I've had my bubble tip anemone for several months. My tank is close to two years old. Nitrates and ammonia is undetectable, salinity is 1.026, temperature is 78, pH is 8.2.

This anemone looked so amazing, huge magnificent! I couldn't believe how well it was doing. Then, about 3 days ago I noticed it wasn't perking up as big when the lights came on...today it looks like a baby version of its former self.

The only thing I've done differently is I did start feeding a few myssis shrimp maybe 1-2x per week. It also started to move around a few weeks ago, looking for new spots (which I'm assuming means it wasn't happy).

Here are two pictures (before and after). It isn't a great comparison, because of the difference in color but I guess you can get the idea (you can see the difference in comparison to the clownfish)

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What do I do? Do I feed it some miss shrimp?


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Old 08/17/2018, 08:17 AM   #2
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I have an identical problem, same nem, same time, and even worse, a couple of days ago it shrunk to a golf ball and came off the rock.
Even worse, I replaced it last week, and the new one is doing same.

Now sometimes, they will just shrink up for a few days, then return to normal.

They don't need regular feedings so for now, let him be.

So I will tag along here to see....


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Old 08/17/2018, 10:55 AM   #3
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I hate to say it man but this forum feels deader than dead. Id imagine on some saltwater aquarium forum on Facebook Id have dozens of responses by now.


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Old 08/18/2018, 12:48 AM   #4
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I've had my bubble tip anemone for several months. My tank is close to two years old. Nitrates and ammonia is undetectable, salinity is 1.026, temperature is 78, pH is 8.2.

This anemone looked so amazing, huge magnificent! I couldn't believe how well it was doing. Then, about 3 days ago I noticed it wasn't perking up as big when the lights came on...today it looks like a baby version of its former self.

The only thing I've done differently is I did start feeding a few myssis shrimp maybe 1-2x per week. It also started to move around a few weeks ago, looking for new spots (which I'm assuming means it wasn't happy).

Here are two pictures (before and after). It isn't a great comparison, because of the difference in color but I guess you can get the idea (you can see the difference in comparison to the clownfish)

IMG_6086 IMG_6544

What do I do? Do I feed it some miss shrimp?
Hi there! Your parameters look good. I would not feed it for now until it opens up more. As long as he is still attached to a rock, and his mouth is not gaping I would just keep a eye on him.

I have several RBT and a S. Haddoni. The RBT nems every now and then have shrunk up on me, but they would be back to normal in a few days. I only feed my nems Mysis every few weeks. I don't keep clowns though.

Just a thought.....do you think your clown is irritating the nem? Clowns can be hard on nems.

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Old 08/24/2018, 08:41 PM   #5
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I’m having same issue with mine and we’ve got something in common. I fed mine my sis shrimp as well; and now it went to hide in the back and looks just like yours. Maybe they got annoyed?


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Old 08/25/2018, 04:32 PM   #6
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Give it more time, maybe it wants to split.


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Old 08/25/2018, 04:36 PM   #7
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Any update from the OP?

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Old 08/29/2018, 08:19 PM   #8
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Any update from the OP?

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A few days after this post it returned to its former glory and is bigger and more robust than ever. What a strange thing. I was starting to worry he was a goner.

Ive added weekly music shrimp feedings. Once a week. Seems to like it.

Yeah. Hes bigger than ever. Looks awsome.


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Old 08/29/2018, 08:30 PM   #9
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A few days after this post it returned to its former glory and is bigger and more robust than ever. What a strange thing. I was starting to worry he was a goner.

Ive added weekly music shrimp feedings. Once a week. Seems to like it.

Yeah. Hes bigger than ever. Looks awsome.
Yea! Good to hear!!! Do you have any pics?

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Old 08/30/2018, 06:13 AM   #10
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Yea! Good to hear!!! Do you have any pics?

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It’s early morning, lights went on an hour ago...so in a few hours he is even bigger. But doing great as you can see.

(After a few hours of light he gets enormous)



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