Animal Stories - Aquarium Coral Reefs


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Ely - 2010-10-04
Please HELP!

One plastic part of one tank that I take care fell in the base of a Ritteri anemone and when I tried to take it out I touch the base of the Anemone by mistake. I didn't pull or anything else but it started to shrink. Is it in danger?... Is it going to die?... Please HELP!

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-10-05
    It should be fine. Anemone's often recoil like that when touched as a defense mechanism. It should bounce back up soon enough.
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tiana - 2010-09-22
It's weird and cool. (:

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prasad c tudu - 2010-02-26
The long tentacles anemones are very attractive to see and very friendly in the aquarium.

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  • Kathy Lavallee - 2010-08-16
    They are very attractive; but wandering is an issue. I had this wandering issue. After several weeks of wandering, I came up with a plan...and it worked! I took a 2 inch piece of PVC and cut it (3 1/2 inches long). I placed it in the aquarium laying down and gently created current with my hand to back the anemone foot into the pipe. I waited an hour and the anemone planted his foot into the pipe. After several hours I tunneled a hole in the substrate down to the glass. I stood the pipe up and planted it in the hole. I then built the substrate around the PVC so it is not visible. It has been a few weeks. The anemone is now eating, fully open and best of all planted!
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james zirkle - 2010-08-13
Are there blue puffball mushrooms? Because I found one.

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Animal-World info on Frogspawn Coral
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Mark - 2010-07-06
I had the soft heads of mine eaten by an emerald crab. Any chance it's still alive and may grow back? Any way to deter the crab from eating it again?

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Animal-World info on Button Polyps
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Anonymous - 2010-07-04
Have one.

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Animal-World info on Slipper coral
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hunter - 2010-04-01
Slipper coral is cute. Even though it' coral it's a good pet.

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Animal-World info on Common Toadstool Coral
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aiaman - 2010-02-23
I have a toadstool and sometimes the appendages recede. Is this indicative of anything wrong?

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marcie - 2009-03-09
"You have the wrong scientific name for this coral. It should be acropora cervicornis."


Editor note: Thank you! We have changed the picture to the correct species.

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David Willard - 2009-02-22
I have2 Devils Finger Leather Corals, they are attached to 1 Live Rock. They have both grown substantially in the last Year. I leave plenty of room next to them. They are easy and are good looking. I had them in the back of the tank, but recently moved them to the center of the tank. They are still doing very well. I have read that they only grow three inches, but mine are at least 5 inches. They are a good Coral to have.

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