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Tricks to removing anemones

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Category: Specialized Discussion
Forum Name: LPS
Forum Description: This is the place to ask questions LPS corals.
Printed Date: October 18 2018 at 2:27pm

Topic: Tricks to removing anemones
Posted By: tchapman
Subject: Tricks to removing anemones
Date Posted: September 06 2015 at 1:14pm
I just bought a red sea 250 amd it came with rocj and sand and has about 6 rose anemones. Any ideas how to get them off the rocks

I dont run cause i get tired. and i dont lift weights cause they are heavy.

Posted By: relethg
Date Posted: September 06 2015 at 3:28pm
Blast them with flow and or block them from light. Once they start to move peel the foot off the rock. It takes time and patience sometimes, other times they move right away.

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Posted By: Softplan
Date Posted: September 08 2015 at 4:06pm
It's really not too difficult. If you start playing with the foot with your fingers. Rub the base and try to work it between the rock and the foot. Takes a little time but it eventually lets go. If it's footed in a hole you can't get go then that's another story.

Posted By: redleader
Date Posted: September 08 2015 at 4:49pm
In my experience the rose anems will move pretty quickly once you do what is suggested above, point a power head at them, and they start to move pretty quick, once they the foot swells up and it starts to walk, just peel it off and put in a container for removal.  The RBTA is well known for being a wanderer, so if you get it loose and move it to another part of the tank, it will move itself around,  I assume you want to remove them...

The last time I took one out, I put it in a bucket over night (by sure to heat the water and have a little flow) :).

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