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Anemone damaged in small pump

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rfsantana

Hi guys. I need some help on what to do now.

 

On the first night after I bought it, my BTA managed to find the only pump in the tank, a very small 45gph power head that I use on a low circulation area of the display.

 

When I woke up I found it stucked on it and turned off. After some minutes, I could remove the pump without effort.

 

But the BTA was very injured and I dont know if it will survive, neither if I should let heal alone or try to dip with Seachem Dip to help cicatrization. Its pretty bad in my opinion.

 

PS:

I have Purigen in the sump

All corals are open and fine

 

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rfsantana

The mouth seems to be closed now (1 hour later). Just an update.

 

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Clown79

You can't dip the anemone. Most dips aren't safe for inverts.

 

The best thing you can do is leave it alone to allow it to heal and build a cover for your pump

 

 

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RedCrow

All things considered it doesn’t look too bad. I think it’ll pull through 

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dling

That's terrible.  I've had the same thing happen. 

It looks like it should be able to survive  in time.

Good luck and fingers X.

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rfsantana

Thanks guys. I'll keep observing it. Today it is on the top of the water near the overflow.

 

I really thought the tiny pump would never hurt it. I cant even imagine for how many hours it was stuck there.

 

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rfsantana

Today its closed.

 

What do you guys think? Is it splitting?

 

I have Seachem Reef Dip which is safe for anemones and have iodine. Should I dip it or let it rest?

 

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rfsantana

Day 3 after the accident

 

I dont know nothing about anemones, but looks like its better. I just think there is less tentacles than before. And also, there is something green on the skin around the tentacles.

 

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rfsantana

Day 4

 

I carefully removed the anemone from the glass because everytime it starts to open, the peppermint shrimp would bully it.

 

I placed in a recipient to protect it inside the tank.

 

Here are some pictures to update. The mouth is torn. I dont know if it can recover from that.

 

What do you guys think?

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rfsantana

Day 5

 

I think things got better after the dip and also protecting the anemone of the shrimp.

 

I removed that black part the felt off it.

 

 

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rfsantana

Day 6

 

I realized that without circulation, some parts were rotting and standing in the anemone. So I changed the recipient position so it can get some circulation.

 

I think its making some progress. Hope can make an update 2 weeks from now fully recovered.

 

A video for what its now: 

 

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rfsantana

A small update. The mouth seems to be closing but in a strange form. I dont know if this is good.

 

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RedCrow

Looks real good. A few more days and you can return it to the tank 

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rfsantana

After some months the anemone started recovering its color e slow growing as i started feeding.

 

Today I noticed one tentacle is splitting into many tips, like a Frogspawn coral.

 

Have you guys seen this before?

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