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Subculture14
06/28/2017, 12:55 PM
Maybe someone here can help. I've kept anemones before and currently have a large haddoni and 2 RBTs. I've never seen this but I've never had a majestic or had an anemone host clowns.

I've had him about 5 weeks. He acclimated pretty quickly in just a day or so. Then went walking. He staying in the same place for about 3-4 weeks and began to host 2 small clowns. Last week I added some fish and another Neptune wav and he went walking again. He's been on the front of the glass for about a week. Getting smaller and smaller. I've fed him yesterday a krill and he ate it. But today he is so small I'm worried. His foot is about 4-5 inches but his body is seriously about 2 inches and the clowns are still swimming in him. When he was on the rock he was around 10 inches wide. He still has color too. Wondering what's going on and if the clowns are hurting him. Don't want to loose him. He was a beautiful bright purple and was doing fine until he went on glass. Should I try and relocate him?

tank is 1000g 4 months old redone from a FOWLR utilizing same tank substrate, insert, and rocks and previous tank was 10 years old. Tank is established.
sump is 250g
6 Radion Pro LED
Apex Controller with 3 pumps
PH 8.26
temp 78.8
salinity 34.7
orp 237
ammonia and nitrites 0
nitrates 15(150g change tomorrow)

Swayze27
06/28/2017, 01:00 PM
I would bother him as little as possible

ca1ore
06/28/2017, 02:00 PM
Assume you mean magnifica. Highly susceptible to bacterial infections, though hard to tell form your pictures.

Subculture14
06/28/2017, 02:12 PM
Yes sorry Magnifica. Started the thread on cell with autocorrect.

I can't get any closer. Tank is huge and built inside of wall. Any recommendations?

NYCBOB
06/28/2017, 03:59 PM
U might have to start ciprofloxacin treatment.

OrionN
06/28/2017, 04:55 PM
If the last picture is what he look like and been like that for several hours I would consider him infected and start treatment

Subculture14
06/28/2017, 06:14 PM
If the last picture is what he look like and been like that for several hours I would consider him infected and start treatment

U might have to start ciprofloxacin treatment.

Thanks for the input! I went out and purchased a 10g tank and a little plastic basket. I have a spare light and powerhead. I couldn't find and Cipro locally so I'll order it off amazon. Any recommendations. He does look a bit bigger now but still not well so I'll start a treatment when the meds arrive.(hopefully tomorrow)

Any ideas on how to remove him or get the Clowns off him? Or can I treat all 3 of them together?

Subculture14
06/28/2017, 06:23 PM
I cant get any Cipro until Friday and I'm worried he wont make it. I have some NeoPlex antibiotics should that work?

OrionN
06/28/2017, 07:01 PM
Peel them of glass is easy. Use a credit card. You should be able to separate him from the fish when you pull him out of the tank. Use any antibiotic you have until Cipro come. Good luck

Subculture14
06/28/2017, 08:44 PM
Peel them of glass is easy. Use a credit card. You should be able to separate him from the fish when you pull him out of the tank. Use any antibiotic you have until Cipro come. Good luck

I appreciate everyone's help! Thanks
He is in the hospital tank and I dosed with antibiotics. I took a few pictures of the setup and him. He looks healthy but deflated...even his mouth looks ok to me. I hope I didn't do more damage than good. When he attaches I'll turn on lights and powerhead.

I welcome any advise or opinions on his condition or the setup he's in.

OrionN
06/28/2017, 09:00 PM
That is a very nice Magnifica. Good luck with him

Jamie1210
06/28/2017, 09:44 PM
Wow, the tips are such a beautiful shade of purple. I lost mine during cipro treatment a couple weeks ago. I'll be rooting for you!

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Steve Atkins
06/29/2017, 03:20 AM
There may be nothing wrong with it. I have seen one climb the glass and live up there for a long time with its clown fish. It was looking for more light and more current and was quite happy up the side of the tank where it got both.

Eventually I re-arranged some rocks for the owner and moved it off the glass to the top of those rocks. It stayed there for years until the tank was sold off. It also split twice while on top of those rocks and I have had one of the those offspring in my tank for about 10 years now.

Subculture14
07/11/2017, 11:38 PM
Wanted to thank everyone who mended a hand with advice. He was dosed for two days with mox and then 6 with cipro. I waited another 2 days and monitored him. He received about 7g water changes daily in a 10g. I built a spire for him so he could be higher and right in the middle of high random flow. He seems very happy and healthy and is about 10 inches in diameter with a tightly closed mouth. THANK YOU. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170712/656e28c2e9eebd26f89a19c08a50686f.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170712/e7bda436bc3e26973c7ee33ca2f65c33.jpg

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lilyost4290
07/12/2017, 05:51 PM
Glad to hear it!