View Full Version : Removing anemones from LR

10-04-2009, 02:52 PM
I bought a rock covered in zoas a few weeks ago. When I bought iyt there was an anemone on the rock as well which I liked a lot.
I is purple with a green tint on its tentacles and it has a bright pink eye in the middle.
The only problem is that it irritates all the zoas around it so they dont really open.
is there any way I can remove it from the rock without hurting it and then attach it to a differant one.
All I know is that it belongs to the Actinodendronidae family.
Which I heard is otherwise known as stinging sea anemones. what do I do?

pic coming soon

10-04-2009, 03:03 PM
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/data/500/thumbs/P9300050.JPG (http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/showphoto.php?photo=14701)

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/data/500/thumbs/P9300049.JPG (http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/showphoto.php?photo=14702)

10-04-2009, 03:33 PM
I'm not the best one to ask, since I haven't 'caught' any of my anemones yet...but the experts tell me to try one of two things...

1. direct the powerhead at them...and they'll move. But then you have to sit and watch them until they release and nab them before they reattach. Good luck with that!

2. tickle their foot (gently) until they're irritated enough to let go.

10-04-2009, 03:38 PM
another method would be to put an ice cube in a zip lock bag and like Rue said tickle their foot until it lets go.

10-04-2009, 04:15 PM
I think ill try the tickle method with the ice cube. Thanks for the help guys.:22:

Ill tell yall how it gos.

12-18-2009, 01:11 PM
You forgot to tell us how it goes ;)