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Logannator35
08/12/2017, 12:06 PM
My new min carpet anemone that I got yesterday from live aquaria planted him self where I put him in the sand but part of him and his mouth is buried! Should I interfere and help him?

Sk8r
08/12/2017, 01:06 PM
Anemones solve this sort of thing in the wild. You can generally do more harm trying to help or move a nem than by letting it be---unless it is headed for a powerhead. Then intervene.

Lance M.
08/12/2017, 02:00 PM
I agree. It will take a little while to acclimate to your tank. Do not be surprised if it pulls itself under the sand as well. I had an lta do that before.

Logannator35
08/12/2017, 05:38 PM
Anemones solve this sort of thing in the wild. You can generally do more harm trying to help or move a nem than by letting it be---unless it is headed for a powerhead. Then intervene.

Ok thank you he unplanted his foot but didn't go anywhere yet

Logannator35
08/12/2017, 05:39 PM
I agree. It will take a little while to acclimate to your tank. Do not be surprised if it pulls itself under the sand as well. I had an lta do that before.

Ok and your lta buried itself completely?

Lance M.
08/12/2017, 06:39 PM
Ok and your lta buried itself completely?

Yes. I do not have it anymore but it would some times (usually at night) fully retract under a rock. I have never had a carpet but I believe anemones that attach to rock/sand interface have this ability for at least protection/survival purpose.

Logannator35
08/12/2017, 06:53 PM
Yes. I do not have it anymore but it would some times (usually at night) fully retract under a rock. I have never had a carpet but I believe anemones that attach to rock/sand interface have this ability for at least protection/survival purpose.

Ok never heard of that