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Old 11/05/2017, 08:59 AM   #1
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Feeding my rose bubble tip anemone?

I have had this anemone for about a three weeks and its been doing great no problems. My small clowns have decided they like it too and have started hosting it very cool to watch. At my lfs I got some pellets they recommended to feed the anemone. I followed the instructions they gave me which was to sprinkle a small pinch about 4 pellets above the anemone. The anemone grabbed them, semi closed for a few seconds and then opened up. I could see the 4 pellets in its mouth but my clown stole them? Should I try again or just wait a few days?

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Old 11/05/2017, 09:13 AM   #2
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You can try feeding the clown first so its not hungry when feeding the anemone. If there is food in the water it may also be preoccupied and wont be in the anemone. Just depends. Try feeding mysis to the anemone.


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Old 11/05/2017, 09:40 AM   #3
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Just feed your fish and your anemone should be fine. On the very rare occasion I have spot fed my anemone the frozen food I feed my fish, but mostly, I leave it alone and it's been fine for the two years I've had it.

Sounds like your store is trying to sell you more things you don't need. I'd be cautious of their advice in the future.

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Old 11/05/2017, 10:00 AM   #4
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Or LFS just does not know, many are naive when it comes to nems.

I agree mysis would be better, but in reality if your light is good they don't need to be spot fed at all.


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Old 11/05/2017, 10:19 AM   #5
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I feed mine chopped shrimps. The clown might go towards the shrimp but always give up when the nem grabs it.


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Old 11/05/2017, 10:45 AM   #6
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Yeah raw shrimp works, and my go to is scallop, small piece, clowns don't know what to do w/ either really, but a new nem I either don't feed at all or keep it light w/ mysis, and I don't spot feed my nems but once a month if even that, but I'm sure they pick up mysis at fish feeding.


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Old 11/05/2017, 11:06 AM   #7
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I feed my BTA a chunk of market shrimp every 2 weeks or so. The clowns won't touch it.

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Old 11/05/2017, 02:48 PM   #8
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Thank you for the responses, I am using the Kessil a360 for lighting is that enough? I should have been more clear, my local fish store has been absolutely wonderful and knows anemones. They told me that the anemone does not need food and feeds from the light. I was asking about feeding mine because I read in the archives after searching why mine doesnt bubble up like some i have seen online that spot feeding sometimes helps? Also encourages them to split as well? The local fish store in question said thats probably true but may be anecdotal? They also suggested the pellets over live or frozen food because if you feed too much the anemone cant get it out and it rots inside.


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Old 11/05/2017, 04:25 PM   #9
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Mine can eat everyday if I feed them their mouth-sized chopped shrimp (they never spit food out). I donít know if my feeding encourages split but yes mine split couple of months after got them.


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Old 11/05/2017, 05:37 PM   #10
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Feeding bigger chunks of food take more energy to digest, and too often can and will most likely cause a stress induced split.

I don't notice mine ever closing up or pulling in pellets, maybe they pull some in, maybe.

Kessil is fine for BTA


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