Is my anemone going to make it?

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  1. Dana

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    Got this guy about a month and half ago. He initially stayed put for the first month but moved during the middle of the night, woke up and found him sitting up against the back glass with little pink tips all over the tank. I suspect he went up to check out the powerhead and got chewed up. He used to be really uniform, now hes missing half of his tentacles. He then moved from there to underneath the rock where I originally had him (which is also my perculas cave) and hid until today. I feed him daily small amounts of mysis and he seems to have a decent appetite. Should I just ride this out or should I remove him to treat him? Any recommendations? His mouth is open and I've read that is a very bad thing.


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    I cant see the pics - most nems make it back - just leave him be for a few days.


    Here is a link to a quick search on anemone powerhead to help you out -
    http://www.tcmas.org/v4/forums/search.php?searchid=406200

    You didnt mention what type ph but I am guessing a MJ - get foam covers for it dude
     
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    My bad..fixed the pictures.

    My Ph is sitting @ 8.32

    He spit out some mysis that I fed him earlier and went back into the cave, on the floor. Lame.
     
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    What I meant by "ph" was what type of power head he got caught in (sorry, should have been clear) - all good - he looks fine by the pics.

    Dont try to feed him if he is already refusing.

    Just leave him be - likely will be just fine

    Put covers on your powerhead intakes sir : )

    Welcome to saltwater woe's ; )
     
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    From what i have read, and my experience has backed it up, when anemones get damaged they try to hide their damaged area, and they rely primarily on photosynthetic energy to heal their body.

    When dealing with an injured anemone i have had great success by increasing the lighting period on them, or at least ensuring they are able to collect a lot of light on their unhidden area. Sometimes this has meant hospital tank, other times i have just moved a light to make sure they can comfortably receive it while keeping their injured area hidden.
     
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    He moved out of the cave and then back into the cave through out the day and I totally had the chance to quarantine him but I did not. I really wished I had. Before I could see him pretty well. Now, he is in a spot in the cave where I can barely see him. Man...I hope he makes it!!!
     
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    He will move around here and there. Really no need for QT IMHO - likely just stress him out more. If he is still cruising around, that is a good sign he will be fine
     

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