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Thanks :)

The nem is looking better today but still not 100% It keeps squishing up, I think it might be moving.

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Wow, great pics! What kind of camera????

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Thanks :)

Canon ElPH 300 HS

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Thanks :)

Canon ElPH 300 HS


Thanks! I'll look it up.

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Thanks! I'll look it up.


Nice, I didn't think those cameras could take such great tank pics especially with the LED"s. My wife misplaced/lost out family camera so the only one I have is my son's Iphone, lol.

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Thanks! I'll look it up.


yeah, great pics.

I know, my parents are in WI and they had to start feeding the goldfish in the pond already! Insane weather,usually pond's not warm enough until may!!!!

what kind of snails/ HC have those awesome pointed shells?
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Yeah it's been super warm around here. Today is nice besides the rain.

I'm not sure what kind of snails have those shells. I found the shells at Petsmart with the aquarium decorations. They look awesome and the hermits really like them.

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I hope the nem is doing ok. Its soooo pretty. :wub:

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Nice bro!! Like the jawfish!! i just made a condo for mines!!

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Thanks :)

I can't get enough of this camera.

More pictures!

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My Sick Nem :(

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Some Hermits Shots. I love these guys but I have never been able to get good pictures of them.

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Nice new pics! That camera takes some very good pics :)

Glad to hear the nem is doing better

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Do their mouths gape like that when they are sick? I wonder if it's getting ready to split? If those even split. I would assume they do!

More great pictures! I see you fragged your birdsnest. Was that an accident? I have a tiny frag of mine....total accident :)

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I'm not sure. Mots of the anemone info I have is based on Bubble tips since very little info seems to be available for rock flowers. I know that a healthy nem has a closed mouth and it's foot down. Mine has kind of let go of the rock, has it's mouth open and keeps folding up. I'm going to try and feed it today and see if that helps.

Rock flowers don't split they need a male and female to reproduce.

I actually broke the birdsnest on purpose. It had one branch way off to the side that made it very difficult to place so I broke it off and stuck it in a rock. It seems to be doing well.

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Well the nem wouldn't eat. I came home later and found it upside down. I moved it to a different part of the tank and it spewed some white chunks then looked a little better. Now it's looking bad again :( It's still sticky and has good color which is good. I gave it way too big of a piece of fish several days ago and I think that might have been what started the issue. None of the other anemones would eat it. I read that if they are given too large of a meal it can rot in their gut and make them sick. I hope that's what it's been spewing. I feel sick that I might loose this nem :( No more expensive things for me, no matter how pretty they are :(

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Rock flowers don't split they need a male and female to reproduce.

Well that's unfortunate.

Well the nem wouldn't eat. I came home later and found it upside down. I moved it to a different part of the tank and it spewed some white chunks then looked a little better. Now it's looking bad again :( It's still sticky and has good color which is good. I gave it way too big of a piece of fish several days ago and I think that might have been what started the issue. None of the other anemones would eat it. I read that if they are given too large of a meal it can rot in their gut and make them sick. I hope that's what it's been spewing. I feel sick that I might loose this nem :( No more expensive things for me, no matter how pretty they are :(

:( I'm sorry to hear that. Interesting about how too much food can rot in there. I hope throwing up makes it feel better and it turns around!
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Hope the nem gets better it looks really great.

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I'm sorry to hear that it continues to decline :( Fingers crossed it can make a turn around!

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I think your nem will be alright just rub it with some jujubutter :P haha jk. I want your gorg..

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I always feel better after I puke, I hope the nem gets better!

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Well I'm about 90% sure it's not going to make it :(

This morning it was upside down again and the foot is falling apart. I went to remove it but it's STILL a little sticky and not dead. So I put it in a floating breeder to keep the vultures away.

After feeling really depressed I decided I will get another. Most likely from reefgardener again. It isn't her fault, I'm not sure what happened honestly I've been only guessing. It will most likely be a long time though before I find one as nice as this one. For now all my other corals and anemones are doing very well. My poor porcelain crab looks lost without his nem :( But He will find the others.

In other news I'm going to try fragging some things today. I have several zoas that can spare some polyps and are growing very well. Hopefully after a couple weeks they will be ready to ell. I feel bad charging much for frags. I was going to put them all at $5 but I think that might be a bit cheap.

Here's what I hope to frag today

3-5 polyps of Neon Blue Zoas (from sea life)
3-4 Polyps of Green Bay Packers(this have been looking amazing since I moved them to less light)
15 + Polyps of eagle eyes
2 polyps Of Devil's Armor
3-5 Polyps of Blue Ice
5 Polyps Of Emerald eyes
3 polyps of un IDed Green palys (amazingly bright green but I don't know what they are)

If I get brave I will try and frag the duncan but I don't have any bone cutters.

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Bummer :(

That's really interesting about the food rotting in their stomachs. I would have never guessed that could happen...though it makes sense if the piece is too big.

That's exciting about fragging to sell. I just put some kenya trees for sale here in the classifieds. I only sold one so far. It's an awesome feeling to get a sale on your coral :happy:

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GL with the nem! I hope it feels better.

GL fragging things! I may need to re-frag the Chalice for Tron, I think only one of the tiny things still lives.

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Whew so the fragging is done. Everything I could take out of the tank was easy to frag. They stuff I couldn't take out was much more difficult. Everything is angry now.

Here's what I ended up with :)

4 polyps of neon blue zoas
3 polyps of devil's armor
2 Green Bay Packers
3 Green Palys
3 Ice Blues
1 purple gorg frag
1 yellow sea whip frag

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Well I have good news and bad news.

The bad news is the nem is no more. It started falling apart and turning into a slimey mess so I disposed of it. I'm ok, right now I want to make sure my tank is ok. Then I will contact Morgan and see about getting a new rock flower nem.

The good news is my frags are doing really well. The green bay packer frag isn't doing great. I might have cut th polyps a little too close when fragging. They are so small and close to the rock. I did manage to get a second frag on blue ice and I got a large frag on eagle eyes.

Also the husband chipped in with my next fish decision. We will be getting a hector's goby :)

Edited by Hravanii, 21 March 2012 - 06:44 PM.

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Great choice on the Hector's!!!!!

Sorry about the anemone :(

Great news about the frags. Hopefully the green bay packers frags will do ok. I really like those a lot :)