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shy anemones

Discussion in 'Fish, Anemone's and Critters' started by luvit49, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. luvit49

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    hi all recently added 4 Actinia Equina Anemones to my tank they seemed fine for the first 2 days but have since hidden away in gaps in the rock done all the water checks, the`re fine only have 2 t5s over my tank so dont think its too light for them ,is this normal behaviour for them
     
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    It all depends on your water params...

    How long have the nems been hidden for ?
     
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    how old is the tank setup as they prefer a mature tank
     
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    Actinia Equina are cold water anemones, there is a piece about them in anemone section.

    They do not survive at tropical temps, this may be why they are hidden if you are at tropical temps.
     
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    oooo i did not know that, maybe i should research first...lol

    chuck um in the bin mate!

    Are these the ones that tons of people have been selling for like a quid on aquarist classifieds ?
     
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    They are yes Kez, do you remember Chris photographed some on his honeymoon in Scotland :--
     
  7. luvit49

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    research first yeah you and me both kez lol
    looks to me like they got 2 chances now,slim and even slimmer
     
  8. Reefcubeboy

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    Agree here totally...they may survive for short periods at room temp but never last long under tropical conditions...also these guys live in tidal regions and are used to exposure to air around our coasts due to tidal movement..
    Work well in cold water marine tanks though, often multiplying rapidly and colonising the entire system.

    check here for more info on this native british species....

    http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/sp ... tem=D11510
     
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    thanks for the info cubeboy will be interesting to see just what does happen to them now
     
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    glad i seen this seen these on ebay was going to buy some as they are £4 for four was just looking up on here about anemones glad someone put up some info on them
     
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