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Old 03/10/2017, 07:17 AM   #26
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I was thinking it was something along those lines. I doubt they're viable though. Would be a pleasant surprise if they were...


That would be soooo cool.


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Old 03/10/2017, 07:28 AM   #27
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That would be soooo cool.


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I saved a few of the clusters and put them in a jar just in case. The chances of them being alive and viable is probably incredibly slim, but why not keep a couple just to see?


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Old 03/10/2017, 07:35 AM   #28
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I wish you could somehow freeze them all for artificial insemination as desired.


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Old 03/10/2017, 08:45 AM   #29
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I wish you could somehow freeze them all for artificial insemination as desired.


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that would be awesome. If only I had that capability. The big question is how do you acquire anemone sperm?


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Old 04/22/2017, 10:07 AM   #30
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Three mags making their way through the QT process



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Old 04/22/2017, 11:04 AM   #31
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They are looking good. Great job.


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Old 04/22/2017, 11:33 AM   #32
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Mags are so hard to treat together I've learned my lesson a few times and treat them all individual in 5 gallon or 10 gallon tanks haven't lost one yet with this method also the power head problem I keep only 2 power heads in my 300 gallon and it's enough flow for all the mags and gigs and they're far away enough so that the nems never find them


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Old 04/22/2017, 12:31 PM   #33
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Mags are so hard to treat together I've learned my lesson a few times and treat them all individual in 5 gallon or 10 gallon tanks haven't lost one yet with this method also the power head problem I keep only 2 power heads in my 300 gallon and it's enough flow for all the mags and gigs and they're far away enough so that the nems never find them


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The anemones in the picture above are in a QT tank that is plumbed into a larger tank, but yes, I've found that they respond better when treated individually. I only treat together when I'm running short on meds and multiple nems need treatment.


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Old 04/22/2017, 12:58 PM   #34
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The anemones in the picture above are in a QT tank that is plumbed into a larger tank, but yes, I've found that they respond better when treated individually. I only treat together when I'm running short on meds and multiple nems need treatment.
I hear you on that I need to get more cipro myself! lol I've had better success treating different species of anemones together rather than 2 of the same it's weird!




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Not that they would be viable. This is the "gonad" region. The anemone' sex parts, if you will. I have a pic of my anemones when I put him in my holding tank before the HT.


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Old 04/22/2017, 03:14 PM   #36
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Not that they would be viable. This is the "gonad" region. The anemone' sex parts, if you will. I have a pic of my anemones when I put him in my holding tank before the HT.


Wow that's a great photo for reference! Thanks for sharing


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I hear you on that I need to get more cipro myself! lol I've had better success treating different species of anemones together rather than 2 of the same it's weird!




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I have a loose theory that treating two mags at the same time without knowing what's ailing both of them could lead to one anemone being cured by the antibiotic, but if the other one was infected with a strain that isn't affected by the antibiotic or even a virus, then it can transfer to the cured anemone and you'd be back in the same boat of both being sick. Just a theory I was thinking about the other day.


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That is a good hypothesis I would agree because I've had that happen a few times when I've tried to treat multiple gigs or mags at a time it's just a pain


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Old 12/21/2017, 08:12 AM   #39
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I was able to share my successes with other hobbyists and provide them with mags that had been successfully treated and acclimated to tank conditions for well over half a year. I felt so good about the results (minus the time one got shredded in a PH and took down my QT) that I've decided to bring some more in and do another round. I order 3 more from my LFS and they arrive today. Hoping for 0 mortality rate this time!


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Yes Gig’em!! You’re doing a great service to us all. Hopefully I’ll have a bigger tank one day to get another one (or two) from you.


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Old 12/21/2017, 01:27 PM   #41
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Yes Gig’em!! You’re doing a great service to us all. Hopefully I’ll have a bigger tank one day to get another one (or two) from you.


Thanks bud! It's great to find a challenging hobby that can also help people and reduce the mortality rate of these gorgeous creatures. So far I have my work cut out for me on this round, all three mags came in looking pretty poor and with lots of brown gunk in the water



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Old 12/21/2017, 03:37 PM   #42
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Mags have been acclimated. Now begins the treatment period



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Old 12/21/2017, 05:00 PM   #43
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They're not perfect, but definitely look save-able (especially from an experienced person like yourself). Keep us updated!!


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Old 12/21/2017, 09:21 PM   #44
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Let's hope so. They certainly haven't improved and mouths remain gaping open. It's still too early to tell their health status, but I'll keep y'all updated!


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Wow, this is quite a project. I'm sure you're having fun hard to tell from your picture, but what colors are they?

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Old 12/22/2017, 05:50 AM   #46
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Wow, this is quite a project. I'm sure you're having fun hard to tell from your picture, but what colors are they?

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They all have a ways to go in coloring back up, but the columns are purple, green tentacles, and what looks like yellow tips when under white light.


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Old 12/22/2017, 07:03 AM   #47
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They should be fat and healthy by the time my tank is ready.


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Old 12/22/2017, 02:02 PM   #48
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Can you get a pic under white lights? I might have to put an order in with Liveaquaria if they are purple based and green. My other mag needs a friend


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They should be fat and healthy by the time my tank is ready.


Haha YES! Your tank would be a perfect candidate. Nice, big, and close by


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Old 12/22/2017, 02:17 PM   #50
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Can you get a pic under white lights? I might have to put an order in with Liveaquaria if they are purple based and green. My other mag needs a friend


Best pic I can get at the moment. The one on the right has looked the worst off since the beginning and hasn't improved. Keeping a close eye on him...




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