View Full Version : Need ideas on how to catch / remove an anemone

09/27/2017, 03:52 PM
Like it says, my nems have split and now I need to remove some of them as they are damaging other corals. So what is the best way to get them to release from their rocks?

09/27/2017, 04:55 PM
I have always slowly peeled them off with my fingernail but you can also put a piece of ice on their foot and they usually let go.

09/27/2017, 05:17 PM
In my experience, something rounded and thin like a credit card corner is super useful for getting under the foot without tearing it and slowly lift on the foot. It will slowly let go. There are many things you can use not chiaroscuro resit cards but it depends on how accessible the nem is.

09/27/2017, 05:18 PM
* not just credit cards

09/27/2017, 05:18 PM
Never had any success out of water hanging, cold water, ice, etc.

Resorted to a hammer and screw driver chipping the rock to get em out lol

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09/28/2017, 10:43 AM
If they attached into a crevice I don't think anything can help other than break the rock.

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09/28/2017, 11:37 AM
Slowly n carefully peel the foot off from the rock if u can. Also if they are in craves n not able to get the foot, a trick i do is turn the rock upside down so the anemorw is not facing the light, this should force the anemone to move towards the light n then u can remove it.

09/28/2017, 04:39 PM
thanks, I'll give some of these ideas a try.... they are not in crevices

09/29/2017, 03:37 AM
Get an air stone and put it somewhere near under its foot itíll be stressed and move elsewhere .
In the process of travelling it should be easier to remove.

Good luck

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09/29/2017, 08:24 PM
Blast a powerhead at it , if stuck in a crack, it should move ,then u may be able to Peel it off

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