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Old 04/21/2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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Anemone sucked into powerhead

So our anemone used to look like this





We went away for New Year's Eve, and came home to find our anemone had made it's way to the opposite side of the 6 foot tank and sucked into our powerhead. We managed to take apart the powerhead and get the anenome out. It lost it's color...turned white and shrunk. It has spent the last 4 months in the back of the tank hiding. A few days ago, it returned to it's original spot (which is now on the bottom of a cave with 2 rbta's above it...it's kind of nice, the clowns have their choice between the 3 anemones and the gsp in between).

This is what it looks like now..





Have any of you had an anemone get sucked into the powerhead and survive?
Did it ever return to it's original beauty?


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Old 04/21/2013, 08:53 PM   #2
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I had one survive the FIRST time. Then the sucker grew back to its original size and did it again 8 months later. Some just have a death wish.


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Old 04/21/2013, 08:55 PM   #3
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I had one survive the FIRST time. Then the sucker grew back to its original size and did it again 8 months later. Some just have a death wish.
how long did it take for yours to grow back to it's original size?


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Old 04/21/2013, 09:36 PM   #4
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How do you prevent that from happening again? What kind is he? Long tentacle? Poor guy....he got quite the haircut!!
How did that affect the rest of your tank?

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Old 04/21/2013, 11:23 PM   #5
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About 3-4 months. First few days were touch and go.

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how long did it take for yours to grow back to it's original size?


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Old 04/22/2013, 04:50 AM   #6
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How do you prevent that from happening again? What kind is he? Long tentacle? Poor guy....he got quite the haircut!!
How did that affect the rest of your tank?

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Mesh screen around power heads should do the trick.


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Old 04/22/2013, 07:20 AM   #7
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Okay so if I ever end up getting a bubble tip then I will def put screen around the powerhead!!

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