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DrDNA
08/21/2017, 10:28 PM
Picked up this seriously bleached sebae for $20 today. It is badly bleached but seems very healthy otherwise. Figured for $20 it's worth a shot. I'll see if it settles in and then try a little food in a couple days. Sorry, only the blue leds are on right now.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170822/962904fa01c3f52e3d02a3f78e2b78e4.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170822/78824f7eda6dd8c17da7ca0585f251a7.jpg

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humphreyhh
08/21/2017, 10:43 PM
Still looks in OK shape. Acclimate it to your light slowly and feed it every two days (after one week of settling down of course). It will get better and healthy.

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ca1ore
08/22/2017, 12:30 PM
Wow, that is REALLY bleached .... healthy otherwise. I just bought a very pale sebae, though it still has the purple tips. It is apparently unacceptable to my platinum clowns though :(

DrDNA
08/22/2017, 01:09 PM
We'll see how it does. It went for a walk last night to find a new happy place. It starts the inflate deflate routine I'll pull it out and treat it, providing I can reach it in a 36" deep tank!

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DrDNA
09/14/2017, 11:25 PM
Still doing well, but bleached. Hasn't moved or deflated since moving to the bottom of the tank three weeks agohttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170915/5232eca3bdece79d97a6076d00d430d8.jpg

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ThRoewer
09/15/2017, 12:45 PM
... It starts the inflate deflate routine I'll pull it out and treat it, ...

Unlike with giganteas I've never had much luck treating crispas so I would be careful with that. My current crispa has done the deflating-inflating game for a year and it is most definitely not disease related (no gaping mouth or expelling of matter) as it is usually with giganteas. I found crispas to be much more sensitive to all kinds of environmental conditions (heat, light, water quality) than giganteas. Deflating of crispas is IME usually a reaction to some parameters being off rather than disease.

Keep an eye out for slightly brown spots that indicate Zooxanthellae. If those exist then the anemone has a good chance of regaining​ color. If it is still totally white after a month or two then it likely has no remaining zooxanthella. In that case it would need to acquire them from another anemone or corallimorph like a mushroom, zoa,... ideally via direct contact.

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DrDNA
09/15/2017, 01:11 PM
Unlike with giganteas I've never had much luck treating crispas so I would be careful with that. My current crispa has done the deflating-inflating game for a year and it is most definitely not disease related (no gaping mouth or expelling of matter) as it is usually with giganteas. I found crispas to be much more sensitive to all kinds of environmental conditions (heat, light, water quality) than giganteas. Deflating of crispas is IME usually a reaction to some parameters being off rather than disease.

Keep an eye out for slightly brown spots that indicate Zooxanthellae. If those exist then the anemone has a good chance of regaining​ color. If it is still totally white after a month or two then it likely has no remaining zooxanthella. In that case it would need to acquire them from another anemone or corallimorph like a mushroom, zoa,... ideally via direct contact.

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Thanks, I will keep that in mind. I have very little experience with crispa.

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rhdoug
09/20/2017, 10:55 AM
My crispa was snow white when I got it 15 years ago. I did nothing but feed it (mostly frozen krill), and it is still going strong. Yours looks healthy otherwise, good luck with it.

DrDNA
09/20/2017, 11:38 AM
My crispa was snow white when I got it 15 years ago. I did nothing but feed it (mostly frozen krill), and it is still going strong. Yours looks healthy otherwise, good luck with it.
Thanks! It's still doing fine in that it stays put, doesn't deflate, and hasn't decreased in size at all. I may try target feeding it. It's starting to get a little color but has a long ways to go.

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davocean
09/20/2017, 01:29 PM
Mysis squirted towards it would be best, couple times a week.
I had a couple just as bad that came back, at least yours is fairly set and looks ok

rhdoug
09/20/2017, 01:34 PM
Yes I agree on the mysis, I no longer feed mine big chunks of anything, just the frozen mix that I feed the tank.

DrDNA
09/20/2017, 02:03 PM
Thanks guys! I've also changed to using mostly mysis for my anemones as opposed to chunks of food.

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davocean
09/20/2017, 02:12 PM
It's less stressful to digest which helps in healing, and also more natural to what a nem would mostly be taking in the wild.

DrDNA
09/20/2017, 03:22 PM
It's less stressful to digest which helps in healing, and also more natural to what a nem would mostly be taking in the wild.
That's what I was thinking too when I switched over to it a few months ago. Of course it's freshwater mysis but still the nems really seem to like it

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davocean
09/20/2017, 05:25 PM
Yeah I mean more natural in the means of small meaty proteins that would be more regularly consumed compared to the occasional sick fish that wanders in.

DrDNA
09/20/2017, 05:43 PM
Yeah I mean more natural in the means of small meaty proteins that would be more regularly consumed compared to the occasional sick fish that wanders in.
Yup. I don't how many anemones I killed years ago by feeding them silversides!!

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davocean
09/20/2017, 07:24 PM
Well the silversides we think are a packaging/poor handling issue, and yeah I lost 3 healthy LTA's in one feeding years back myself, but larger in general takes more energy to digest, in fact overfeeding stress is a trick to induce splits in BTAs