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Fishnerd2000 - 2014-03-18
I'm wondering if I can get a snowflake eel with my two tomato clowns, bubble tip, and African red starfish? Will it irritate them if I get the snowflake?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-03-20
    The eel won't eat the anemones, but it will eat the starfish. Initially compatiblity will not be a problem with the fish as they occupy different areas, with the clowns in the anemone and the eel hiding in the rockwork. Over time however, the eel can grow up to about 40' and protein is its diet, so eventually the clownfish may become a snack if they are small enough to fit in the eels mouth.
  • Fishnerd2000 - 2014-03-21
    I don't think so, the eel is not bothering anything and it only gets to 24 inches. Also the clowns are too big, I think it's going to be fine.
  • Fishnerd2000 - 2014-03-24
    Also snowflake eels don't typically get more than 12 inches in a 55 gal and it's very rare for it to happen but thanks for the info anyways.
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Justin Dancing Hawk - 2011-09-12
I just got a lovely and HUGE Green Bubble tipped anemone with reddish tips on its tentacles. It's gorgeous and is hosting a small Maroon Clownfish that's absolutely adorable! I've been calling him "Little Red" and come to think of it, that sort of Honors Mr. Red Skelton and that is surely something I am highly pleased to do! He filled my childhood with many hours of delight while my family faithfully watched his show every week without fail! I've been naming my Clownfish after famous clowns. My Tomato Clownfish is named "Emmitt" ( I wasn't sure of the spelling ! LOL! ) after the wonderful Emmitt Kelly. My new Anemone is at least 5 inches. I couldn't tell at first just how big it was because it is in a fake rock that I'm currently trying hard to evict it from so I can return it to the store, since it is a very undesired feature! You can imagine my delight when I discovered I'd just gotten a smoking deal ( $20 bucks !! ) on this huge anemone!! GOD I love Petco!! LOL!

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  • Anonymous - 2012-04-24
    Can a bubble tip anemone(green) fit into a 14G?
  • Thomas Herrick - 2012-10-17
    I wouldn't trust Petco with purchases on live creatures. Since they don't receive DIRECT shipments, the percentage of receiving a creature with certain ailments (I bought a beautiful Coral Beauty Angelfish, only to see the small white dots, that were invariably Marine Ick, on it,) SKYROCKETS. By the time I treated the water, and did hyposalinity treatments, half of my fish were wiped out. As far as anemones go, I haven't had particular issues with any (Condylactis, Green Bubble Tip, Rosebud, and Sebae anemones.) HOWEVER, keep in mind that parasites can often latch on to anemones (even though they provide no nutrition,) until they find themselves being put into your tank. Remain cautious, and try your best to refrain from purchasing live aquaria from CHAIN stores. Other than that, hope your system is doing well.
  • Fishnerd2000 - 2014-03-18
    I have two tomato clowns, a bubble tip, and an African red starfish. The clowns had ick and then the ick disappeared and I got them from Petco. I trust them a lot.
  • Fishnerd2000 - 2014-03-22
    Though I trust my Pedro in r Eau Claire WI I wouldn't trust shipping though. I would just go to the store make it easy.
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Fishnerd2000 - 2014-03-22
Ok I have 55 gal tank with an African star, a snowflake eel, and two tomato clowns. Sadly my anemone died for some reason but I'm wondering if I could get a Niger trigger fish? If not what fish can go with them? I've heard tomato clowns are not nice to other fish but they didn't do CRAP when I had Daniels..... PLEASE HELP ME HERE.

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rob krausse - 2014-01-26
I think I killed mine!!!
Got mine the other day. Took awhile to open and close; feed it yesterday but today it is inside out. Looks like it is shedding with a lot of mucous; anybody ever have this happen?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-26
    Yes, I have had them turn inside out. It's usually either because it was very stressed when you got it, or the tank conditions were not to it's liking. Check with your supplier, they may get you a replacement.
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-26
    Yes, I have had them turn inside out. It's usually either because it was very stressed when you got it, or the tank conditions were not to it's liking. Check with your supplier, they may get you a replacement.
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-26
    Yes, I have had them turn inside out. It's usually either because it was very stressed when you got it, or the tank conditions were not to it's liking. Check with your supplier, they may get you a replacement.
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Anonymous - 2012-04-24
Hey can a condy anemone fit in a 14G?

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  • James - 2012-04-28
    Short answer...NO!!!
    They give off waste like having four fish.
    And they get huge.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-28
    They really need a much bigger tank to be happy.
  • Spook - 2014-01-04
    Mine is in a 6 gallon and doing great BUT it is connected to a BIG algae scrubber. (It was very 'naughty' in the big tank ~ so gave it's own tank).
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catie bug - 2010-04-01
Your website is good for young kids to learn.

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MaryM - 2013-05-17
I bought a bubble tip anenome yesterday and woke this morning to a disaster. The anenome had committed suicide. Sometime in the night it crawled into my wave fan and got shredded. Will it come back or is it dead? And when I tried to remove it from my fan, I made it worse. And now my hand feels weird. What can I do, if anything?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-05-17
    That little creature that Nemo has such trouble pronouncing correctly looks like a flower buried on the bottom of the ocean floor. They can be beautiful to look at; less beautiful to come into contact with. Those mesmerizing tentacles that wave back and forth are actually adorned with very unpleasant stinging cells that when you step on them with your foot or brush against them with a bare arm while diving can be just as painful as having a jellyfish slip up your swimsuit and sting your frank and beans. The treatment for a sting provided by a sea anemone is the same as a jellyfish. Avoiding the temptation to rub the affected area, stay away from fresh water, and make that paste or use alcohol.
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Angelique - 2013-04-08
Hi, we bought a beautifull purple based Magnifica yesterday. The problem is that after the addition I tested the water and the Nitrate was 100ppm! The issue was that the test I had expired and it didn't give high readings at all, but now with the new test I got this high reading. All else is in order, Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, ph 8.2, temp 27ÂșC, Salinity 1.026... We replaced 75 litres of our 250 litre capacity tank after getting the reading but it didn't bring down the reading. Will my Magnifica survive? What else can I do to quickly bring the Nitrate level down?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-08
    Yeah, replacing water is one of the easiest ways to get rid of nitrate. Nitrates should be kept low in all reef settings, and water changes are one of the best ways to do it. You didn't say if the anemone was showing any signs of stress, but when you replace 50% of the water, then the amount of nitrate is reduced by half.
  • Angelique - 2013-04-11
    Hi, we've done 3 replacements of 75 liters this week and the Nitrate has dropped to 40, will be doing another change tonight. A real surprise but the Anemone is doing great! Hasn't moved and tentacles are inflated and long. Have 2 clowns hosting it and they are totally inlove! :) Going to try feeding the Anemone some Lance fish tonight...
  • Angelique - 2013-04-11
    Hi, we've done 3 replacements of 75 liters this week and the Nitrate has dropped to 40, will be doing another change tonight. A real surprise but the Anemone is doing great! Hasn't moved and tentacles are inflated and long. Have 2 clowns hosting it and they are totally inlove! :) Going to try feeding the Anemone some Lance fish tonight...
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kyle christensen - 2010-04-23
Just bought a mag. anemone and its started to dissolve, the pet store said it could be water temp but hes the most helpful. What might it be?

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Preston Searle - 2010-01-12
My ritteri will not stay full, it always looks flat and I don't know why, could anyone help me. Water is good.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-03-02
    These are a difficult anemone to keep and it is important that you got a healthy anemone to start with. After that, its all about providing an excellent environment and proper care. You mention your water is good, but they do need at least a 50 gallon aquarium that is well established for water stability. They also need strong lighting and regular feedings.
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