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Old 07/05/2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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How do i know when my bubble tip anemone is dead?

I was just wondering how you would tell if your anemone is dead instead of stressed out?


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Old 07/05/2009, 04:32 PM   #2
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You will know when it is dead, the anemone will turn to a white mush, release a milky substance from its corpse and will not smell all too pleasant.


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Old 07/05/2009, 04:39 PM   #3
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It falls apart. Chunks come off of it. And, as noted above, it stinks to high heaven if you lift it out of the water...

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Old 07/05/2009, 04:41 PM   #4
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What about if it is dying?What will it do before it dies?


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Old 07/05/2009, 10:32 PM   #5
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There are signs when an anemone is not doing well such as deflating for frequently for extended periods of time.


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Old 07/06/2009, 10:18 AM   #6
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The unfortunate one and only anemone (it was a BTA) that I've ever had, when it was at death's doorstep, had become very bleached, had shrunk in size and stopped expanding, and had very shriveled tentacles and a gaping, loose mouth. Overall, it looked loose and "flabby"--very floppy and sickly, kind of like a bean bag with most of the stuffing gone. I've seen other anemones in stores that were dying and they had much the same look. They almost look like they're melting.


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