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Old 12/30/2007, 11:12 AM
1GoldClown 1GoldClown is offline
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Poor pink Tip

I woke up this morning to a great beautiful day and went to say hi to ma friends and my pink tip is now the size of a silver dollar. His tenacles are 3-4mm and i dont really see any trauma although he could be hiding it. I do understand that they shrink at night but this isnt that type of shrinking. Here is a pic of him normal sized to get an idea.

Please let me know about any shrinking tendancies and if this is noral
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Old 12/30/2007, 06:56 PM
Purple Penguins Purple Penguins is offline
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that anemone looks very bleached to me, and doesnt look very healthy, what do you feed it? what kind of lights do you have?

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Old 12/31/2007, 07:30 PM
1GoldClown 1GoldClown is offline
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Uh I have 2 54watt T5's and thats it. And it might just be the picture because my camera has been actin up. But what do you mean by bleached??
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Old 12/31/2007, 09:02 PM
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Bleached means the anemone is white or much lighter than normal because it has expelled its zooxanthellae (algae that lives symbiotically in the tissue). Your lighting should be fine for a condy. How is it looking today? What are your water parameters? In the pic you posted, it doesn't really look bleached to me. It looks tan, sometimes condy's are that color naturally.
Old 01/02/2008, 06:16 AM
1GoldClown 1GoldClown is offline
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Well my parameters are unknown. I dont test my water and dont have a test kit or a electri meter either, just go by how my water/tank looks and how things in my tank look/act, and go to the LFS to get my nitrates/trites/alk/and sal tested like 1 or 2 times a month. But I do plan on buying this
just so I can start watching my water itself

And for ma pink-tip, he looks great!, although he still get really small then large again Oh, what frozen fish can i feed him that are still whole fish?? I just feed him cubed brine right now
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Old 01/02/2008, 07:02 AM
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They will shrink up like that when they expel their waste too. Most of the time when you purchase a pink tip, they are bleached. Their natural color is more of a tan. You can feed him silversides or thawed raw shrimp.
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