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ShipWrecked

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So I got a rock flower anemone during the bus tour amongst other things. Bought it from fjw. Acclimated him and watched him for a couple of hours the first night till the lights when off. Haven't seen him since. Any ideas. I have 4 bubble tips and a long tentacle in the same tank. Does anyone know if there's a direct predator to rock flowers?

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Reefy

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Woodlands
Where did you initially put the RFA? Generally they like to be by the edge of a rock on the substrate and attach themselves to the rock under the substrate. I have two of them now and each one stayed generally put where I placed them. I put them by the edge of the rock by the substrate so they can attach under the substrate to the rock. They will move to another spot if they don’t find the location where it was originally placed to their liking.
 

mikster

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houston
I placed all three of mine directly on the Rock. Two of them moved and one of them stayed put. Looks like they will attach to anything, not just the substrate Under The Rock.
 

TriggerFan

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Apr 14, 2019
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Cypress
They will move around until they find a place they like. I have six in my tank and they ALL decided to stay on the sand-bed. This is a first for me, as they have always stuck onto rocks before.
 
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ShipWrecked

ShipWrecked

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I placed it in the sand bed in a relatively high flow area, maybe it's still hiding.

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Reefy

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I placed all three of mine directly on the Rock. Two of them moved and one of them stayed put. Looks like they will attach to anything, not just the substrate Under The Rock.
Agreed that they will attach to just about anything but generally they seem to migrate toward the substrate and attach themselves to an area that it has something to anchor it. Even on the bottom of the tank under the substrate. The first one I acquired I had originally placed it on the rock near the substrate and it moved and attached to the rock under the substrate. I’ve seen tanks where RFA’s are all over the place so they can find a place wherever they desire just like other anemones.
I placed it in the sand bed in a relatively high flow area, maybe it's still hiding.

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Was there anything nearby that it could attach yourself to? Maybe just traveling around the bottom looking for something to attach itself to. They seem to migrate toward moderate flow, because one of my RFA’s was in a higher flow area and moved around the edge of the rock to a moderate flow area.
 
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ShipWrecked

ShipWrecked

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My sand is 2-3 inches in some places thanks to my Goby. If it buried itself in the sand it would come out at some point I would think.


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