View Full Version : My question is when will my condy adjust to the tank and start moving around?

09/27/2017, 05:11 PM
Hey everyone,
So recently I purchased a purple tipped condy anemone. I drip acclimated it for 30-40min, and then put it in the tank and allowed it to attach to a rock before turning on power heads and pumps. I also recently bought some frags so my lighting is going thru an acclimation cycle. All water parameters are within range for my inhabitants.

After I put the Condy in the water it slowly moved to a protected area under some live rock. The tentacles shrunk and it excreted all internal water. I know this behavior is standard and it has since filled back up. I have fed it some brine shrimp and the mouth isn't gaping open or open at all unless I feed it of course. My question is when will my condy adjust to the tank and start moving around?

I cannot get good pics of it as I can barely see it.

09/27/2017, 05:14 PM
Also it's been about 3days since I put it into the tank.

09/28/2017, 12:12 AM
Does anyone have any info?

09/28/2017, 05:11 AM
They should adjust rather quickly, hardy species. What kind of lights are you running

09/28/2017, 05:24 AM
A happy anemone does not move around. They pick a spot and stay. When they become unhappy, then they move around.

09/28/2017, 10:38 AM
My carpet and Btas never really moved that much so don't worry.

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09/28/2017, 10:58 AM
I think OP want it to move to a better viewing location.

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09/28/2017, 11:42 AM
Mine didn't move around until a few months after I got him. Then for like two weeks he wouldn't stay put. Everyday I would find him in a different location in the tank. It got to be a PITA because I was just starting to add more frags to the tank and he would wind up next to or on top of one I had just glued down the day before, or he would get close to one of the PH's and I'd have to scramble and cover it.
I had a Tiki head ornament in the tank with a Montipora frag that I had just put on top of it so it would encrust over the Tiki head. I ditched that plan removed the Montipora. I took the Tiki head and moved it next to the rock the Condy was on, and sure enough it moved onto the head and I was able to take the whole thing and move it away from the main rock and isolate the Tiki head with Condy in it's own location away from everything else. It's been over a year now and it's still residing and happy in the head.

Baby Condy
Condy all grown up and on the move
Condy's new home