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HELP Anemone got sucked into powerhead!

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by shainline, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. shainline

    shainline New Member

    We got a long tentacle anemone yesterday... this morning I found it sucked into a power head! I cut the powerhead to release the anemone. It looks like it is feeling better now. But one of my main concerns is what types of toxins does it release when it is 'in danger'??? ahhhh HELP!
  2. flower

    flower Active Member

    Originally Posted by SHainline

    We got a long tentacle anemone yesterday... this morning I found it sucked into a power head! I cut the powerhead to release the anemone. It looks like it is feeling better now. But one of my main concerns is what types of toxins does it release when it is 'in danger'??? ahhhh HELP!

    Just turn off the power head and let the anemone work its way out...do not try and help it. Also before starting up the power head again COVER it with filter material, and any other power heads you have in the tank.
  3. flower

    flower Active Member

    Originally Posted by Flower


    Just turn off the power head and let the anemone work its way out...do not try and help it. Also before starting up the power head again COVER it with filter material, and any other power heads you have in the tank.
    P.S.
    no toxins, nothing to worry about there.
  4. shainline

    shainline New Member

    what type of filter material? like fish net? and thank you!
  5. flower

    flower Active Member

    Originally Posted by SHainline

    what type of filter material? like fish net? and thank you!

    There is a black filter material that you can purchase, it is coarse and does not clog up real fast like a netting will. The anemone may still wrap itself up in it, but as soon as you turn off the power it releases and has no harm. My cascade canister filter has that kind of pad...I just buy the replacements and cut them to size and use clear fish line to kind of sew it together, no needle needed, it just weaves into it and tie it off with a double knot....then it slips on and off like a glove.
    I have used filters for Koi ponds as well, they work really good but hard to find around me.
  6. julie853

    julie853 New Member

    I had the same problem with one of my anemone's getting sucked up.
    I used a fishing net,I cut the netting out and tied it around the intake ahead and no more problems.

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