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My wife just called and said our big red anemone just fell over and looks dead, she said he is turning black and looks like insides are coming out of his mouth, I am really not sure what to do, how do i know he's dead if he is will he contaminate the tank

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Fell over or released himself from the rock? There is a big difference. Sounds like its taking a #2. But if dying it needs to get out right away.

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now she says fell but attached to the rock still, but he is black in color. if she touches him he tries to close up a little...but he had a 1 1/2 string of pellets come out apparently our water level was low this morning and the heads were not returning any water into the tank she fears the pellets floated above him and sank on him to where he gorged himself on them, they do weird things at time so i dont knwo what to do

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Sounds like #2. Usually it's like pinkish ball of stringy stuff that comes out of the mouth when it's #2. Just watch it closely.

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I will .. THANK YOU for the quick response, she now says that his color is coming back and the clown is trying to host him, i think if he was dying the clown would be able to tell?

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He is fine, back to normal, thanks again for the input, unfortunatley my baby tip from Emerald was getting big and had his own rock and starting to claim his own spot, until I came in last night and found our star fish eating him. I never knew these Chocolate Chips would kill so many things, it has eaten a Xenia the 1st day, and now little man ....

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Most people just use chocolate chip star fish to feed Harlequin Shrimp. Otherwise they are a real terrorist in a reef tank.

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