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Ma_reefer
03/24/2015, 06:03 PM
I just thought I would post up some pictures of my new anemone I picked up today from the Lfs. My 2 clownfish took to it within 5 min it's of it being in the tank

http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag450/Joe_Tella/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/FF30C8B6-CAB8-4CA2-AB7C-574E279989E9_zpszbrn5hwj.jpg (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/Joe_Tella/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/FF30C8B6-CAB8-4CA2-AB7C-574E279989E9_zpszbrn5hwj.jpg.html)

Ma_reefer
03/24/2015, 06:14 PM
http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag450/Joe_Tella/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/5742F0D8-F06B-44F1-A7FA-7E6A3EA4B149_zpstejbvttk.jpg (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/Joe_Tella/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/5742F0D8-F06B-44F1-A7FA-7E6A3EA4B149_zpstejbvttk.jpg.html)

http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag450/Joe_Tella/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/23A05FFA-C9E3-42C3-B383-2D900DE1A053_zpsh60fhwtl.jpg (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/Joe_Tella/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/23A05FFA-C9E3-42C3-B383-2D900DE1A053_zpsh60fhwtl.jpg.html)

http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag450/Joe_Tella/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/845CEEB3-FDE4-48C8-A342-656B1E950FC2_zpsihgte4dj.jpg (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/Joe_Tella/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/845CEEB3-FDE4-48C8-A342-656B1E950FC2_zpsihgte4dj.jpg.html)

D-Nak
03/24/2015, 06:41 PM
Do you have QT tank ready to go?

Ma_reefer
03/24/2015, 06:51 PM
Do you have QT tank ready to go?

Yes

D-Nak
03/24/2015, 07:10 PM
Yes

Great -- if you see the clowns trying to force their way into the nem's mouth, remove the nem and place it in the QT tank.

IMO, the initial photos show a sick anemone that needs to be treated, but it could just be stressed and not fully acclimated. I don't think the clowns are helping the process.

Ma_reefer
03/24/2015, 07:13 PM
Okay thank you for the heads up I will keep an eye on them. It's hard to tell in some of the photos but the tenticles look fully inflated just not the disk if that makes sense

Ma_reefer
03/24/2015, 07:31 PM
When I put the anemone in the tank it was super sticky, I could feel it's tenticles sticking to the glove. Which is a good sign I hope?

addictedreefer
03/24/2015, 07:34 PM
Oh lord. That's one sick puppy. If you don't see dramatic improvement by morning you need to pull and treat. Get everything ready in the meantime.

addictedreefer
03/24/2015, 07:39 PM
Also, gigs need to attach to the rock, typically near the rock/sand interface. Ordinarily, I would advise to move it to a more a suitable location, but beacsuse I am confident you will need to treat, that is not a good idea. In the meantime I'd place a rock near him that he can attach to but that you can easily remove when necessary.

Ma_reefer
03/24/2015, 07:50 PM
Also, gigs need to attach to the rock, typically near the rock/sand interface. Ordinarily, I would advise to move it to a more a suitable location, but beacsuse I am confident you will need to treat, that is not a good idea. In the meantime I'd place a rock near him that he can attach to but that you can easily remove when necessary.

I think my pictures don't show it correctly they make it look much more deflated and stringy in the tenticles. Than it is. I moved a rock next to it like you suggested. I was mistaken I thought they liked the sand like haddoni I was hoping it would attach its food to the bottom glass it's opened up to probably 7" and it's ruffled looking on half the other side where I pushed the rock up towards seems irritated

Ma_reefer
03/24/2015, 08:05 PM
http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag450/Joe_Tella/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/422CD5C5-BCDF-406A-BDC9-126F6D54467E_zpsu8inc3sg.jpg (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/Joe_Tella/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/422CD5C5-BCDF-406A-BDC9-126F6D54467E_zpsu8inc3sg.jpg.html)

http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag450/Joe_Tella/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/0232BDE8-4A1E-49C4-AEDB-E3FE3C662278_zps4abo7xld.jpg (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/Joe_Tella/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/0232BDE8-4A1E-49C4-AEDB-E3FE3C662278_zps4abo7xld.jpg.html)

I hope these photos show it better, please advise me on if you think it needs treatment, thank you

clorox
03/24/2015, 10:40 PM
If it hasn't attached yet I would place it directly on a small rock and see if it attaches. It is likely just stressed because you placed it on the sand. Like others said, if it deflates, pull it out and treat right away.

One other thing....gigs need consistent flow and it appears that you have very little especially since it's on the sand.

OrionN
03/24/2015, 10:51 PM
I agree with clorox. He type it first.
That anemone is either very sick or very newly place in aquarium.
I would start treat him if he look like that 12 hrs after in your tank.

blackwagon
03/24/2015, 10:58 PM
Is that the same nem in the basket? How old is your tank? Whats your flow look like?

My sand can't even stay on my sandbed let alone a blob of water.

Ma_reefer
03/25/2015, 04:10 AM
Is that the same nem in the basket? How old is your tank? Whats your flow look like?

My sand can't even stay on my sandbed let alone a blob of water.

The nem in the basket is the photo the Lfs sent me. My tank is 13 months old, in the photos all pumps are off I'm using my iPad to take them and I can't get it to focus with them on, about 900gph return pump a maxspect gyre 130 I believe (the smaller of the two) and 1 vortech mp10


Edit: it did attach to the rock I placed next to it last nite

OrionN
03/25/2015, 06:35 AM
You should take the photo with everything is normal so we can see how it is actually.
Gigantea like to attach his foot in a crevice to hide his foot, rather than a horizontal exposed rock. Put a irregular rock on top of your rock and he likely like it better and stay put.

addictedreefer
03/25/2015, 03:25 PM
Any update today?

Jrsdaddy
03/25/2015, 05:38 PM
Any update today?

Hate to say it but it's probably dead or close to it, judging from the pics it didn't look very healthy or happy.

D-Nak
03/25/2015, 05:47 PM
Hate to say it but it's probably dead or close to it, judging from the pics it didn't look very healthy or happy.

If treatment began it could bounce back.

Jrsdaddy
03/25/2015, 05:51 PM
If treatment began it could bounce back.

I agree 100% but the OP seems like he didn't want to believe it was sick.

addictedreefer
03/26/2015, 08:25 AM
I hope OP will at least keep us posted . . .

Ma_reefer
03/27/2015, 04:23 AM
sorry I haven't been updated this in 2 days the nem had to go to qt I started a cipro treatment yesterday morning( I know your supposed to start before nite, but I wanted to observe it in qt without the clownfish) it was pretty mad last night, but I did a water change and did the second dose of cipro

OrionN
03/27/2015, 06:30 AM
Do a lot of water change. If it deflates or if the water is cloudy, then change it as soon as you can and add new antibiotic.
BTW, the picture the LFS send you is not the picture of your anemone. Your anemone is much too small. If you just do a rough tentacles count you will see that your anemone is not the same as the one pictured.

zooman72
03/27/2015, 09:38 AM
Do a lot of water change. If it deflates or if the water is cloudy, then change it as soon as you can and add new antibiotic.
BTW, the picture the LFS send you is not the picture of your anemone. Your anemone is much too small. If you just do a rough tentacles count you will see that your anemone is not the same as the one pictured.

I was actually thinking the same thing... :thumbdown

REEFBUILDER1
03/27/2015, 10:15 AM
Time to dump that lfs

D-Nak
03/27/2015, 11:15 AM
I would like to hope that the LFS is a reputable one and the photos are of the same anemone. In my opinion, it very well could be. When gigantea are in a state of decline, they change quite a bit. As zoox dies and is expelled, their color changes dramatically. When starved for nutrients, they may consume themselves and change in size (aside from the fact that nems are 80%+ water). Finally, when they reach the "puffy pancake" stage it can appear that the nem has less tentacles, when in realtiy they are retracted to the point where they can't be seen and appear as bald spots on the oral disc.

Here's a photo of my first gigantea I had a few years ago (LFS store photo):

http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m616/dnak1200/DSC_1399.jpg

And here's what it looked like when dying:

http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m616/dnak1200/IMG_0439_zps2a884994.jpg

Regardless of if it's same anemone or not, I am glad you are treating it. Had the antibiotic therapy been around when I purchased the gig shown above, at least I would've had a chance to save it.

Ma_reefer
03/28/2015, 09:02 AM
Do a lot of water change. If it deflates or if the water is cloudy, then change it as soon as you can and add new antibiotic.
BTW, the picture the LFS send you is not the picture of your anemone. Your anemone is much too small. If you just do a rough tentacles count you will see that your anemone is not the same as the one pictured.

I was thinking the same thing, it is looking much better each day I will post some pictures soon

Ma_reefer
03/28/2015, 09:08 AM
http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag450/Joe_Tella/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/12D361E1-94BA-4785-86F5-ECC550DCD51B_zpskdzcc7ds.jpg (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/Joe_Tella/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/12D361E1-94BA-4785-86F5-ECC550DCD51B_zpskdzcc7ds.jpg.html)

http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag450/Joe_Tella/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/C0CCC752-0C98-4D7D-A79E-6FFDB28C533A_zpsyct4a65n.jpg (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/Joe_Tella/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/C0CCC752-0C98-4D7D-A79E-6FFDB28C533A_zpsyct4a65n.jpg.html)

http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag450/Joe_Tella/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/B2317602-60C9-4378-9F95-E6630C30540E_zps1jxwatxt.jpg (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/Joe_Tella/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/B2317602-60C9-4378-9F95-E6630C30540E_zps1jxwatxt.jpg.html)

I think it is looking much better probably double to triple the size of the first photos what do you guys think?

Ma_reefer
03/29/2015, 05:40 PM
Just an updated photo, I think it is looking much better thank you everyone who suggested to treat it, that was the right call.

http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag450/Joe_Tella/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/B43DB200-AC2D-4521-8350-7EE1E309E32F_zpsfbapsm1l.jpg (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/Joe_Tella/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/B43DB200-AC2D-4521-8350-7EE1E309E32F_zpsfbapsm1l.jpg.html)

ocellaris123
03/29/2015, 05:47 PM
Looking alot better,

Keep up the good work

Jrsdaddy
03/30/2015, 01:25 AM
Wow it looks much better.