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Old 09/27/2017, 04:52 PM   #1
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Need ideas on how to catch / remove an anemone

Like it says, my nems have split and now I need to remove some of them as they are damaging other corals. So what is the best way to get them to release from their rocks?


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Old 09/27/2017, 05:55 PM   #2
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I have always slowly peeled them off with my fingernail but you can also put a piece of ice on their foot and they usually let go.


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Old 09/27/2017, 06:17 PM   #3
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In my experience, something rounded and thin like a credit card corner is super useful for getting under the foot without tearing it and slowly lift on the foot. It will slowly let go. There are many things you can use not chiaroscuro resit cards but it depends on how accessible the nem is.


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Old 09/27/2017, 06:18 PM   #4
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* not just credit cards


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Old 09/27/2017, 06:18 PM   #5
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Never had any success out of water hanging, cold water, ice, etc.

Resorted to a hammer and screw driver chipping the rock to get em out lol


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Old 09/28/2017, 11:43 AM   #6
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If they attached into a crevice I don't think anything can help other than break the rock.

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Old 09/28/2017, 12:37 PM   #7
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Slowly n carefully peel the foot off from the rock if u can. Also if they are in craves n not able to get the foot, a trick i do is turn the rock upside down so the anemorw is not facing the light, this should force the anemone to move towards the light n then u can remove it.


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Old 09/28/2017, 05:39 PM   #8
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thanks, I'll give some of these ideas a try.... they are not in crevices


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Old 09/29/2017, 04:37 AM   #9
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Get an air stone and put it somewhere near under its foot itíll be stressed and move elsewhere .
In the process of travelling it should be easier to remove.

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Old 09/29/2017, 09:24 PM   #10
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Blast a powerhead at it , if stuck in a crack, it should move ,then u may be able to Peel it off

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Old 10/18/2019, 04:00 PM   #11
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I'm having the same problem with my BTAs. They're healthy and growing but have multiplied. Someone suggested that I inject a bit of calcium into the mouth to annoy the anemone to make it loosen its grip. Has anyone else found success with this method? If so, got any pointers? Do you simply use aquarium calcium? If so, how much?

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Old 10/19/2019, 01:29 PM   #12
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I'm having the same problem with my BTAs. They're healthy and growing but have multiplied. Someone suggested that I inject a bit of calcium into the mouth to annoy the anemone to make it loosen its grip. Has anyone else found success with this method? If so, got any pointers? Do you simply use aquarium calcium? If so, how much?

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I would not use chemicals of any kind to make an anemone move, the chances for permanent damage are just too much.
Anemones generally react the most to flow and light and therefore those are your best bets to get it moving. And once an anemone is on the move it is generally easy to capture. For once, moving anemones are not as strongly attached to the substrate and fairly easily peeled off. The other option is to place a rock, ceramic tile, or anything else the anemone can attach to, in its way so that it crawls onto it and then can be easily removed from its location or the tank.

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Old 10/22/2019, 12:28 PM   #13
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Thanks ThRoewer, calcium did seem a little dangerous. It sounded more like the way you kill aiptasia. The fact that I couldn't find anything online about it made me more sceptical. The tile is a great idea! I'm going to give it a try!


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