Blue carpet nennie

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  1. Ocean

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    What should i know about blue carpet nennies?


    thanks:thumbup:
     
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  3. moz

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    Make sure your water is prefect, you have good flow, good lighting, and your tank is big enough (they grow big) and you have had at least a years (if not more) experience running a successful reef tank.
     
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    Ocean

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    why are they so hard to keep and if all your parameters are perfect shouldnt it be fine in the tank

    just asking not doating your expense
    thanks:thumbup:
     
  5. viper357

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    They like to anchor themselves underneath a rock on the base of the tank so make sure your rock structure is fairly steady, strong light is a must and nice stable water parameters.

    Oh, and I hate you, I always wanted a blue carpet but never been able to find one :(
     
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    To be honest I have never kept a nennie, for the reasons please read the following
    CarpetAnemones
     
  7. Anemone

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    Ocean, can you tell us about your set up? Age, equipment, parameters, livestock?
     
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    and from what i have seen - carpet nennies eat fish :p
     
  9. lanzo

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    cool ocean.
    yip henk has a point,when fish sleep at night they are a bit "deur die kak", they fall asleep on the nennie and the nennie sees the fish as a oceanbasket drive true.
    good luck dude they are very vey very pretty,and they like a mature tank(1year and older)
     
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    i think Viper posted some shots of a carpet nenny chowing his Powder Blue :p
     
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    Hi Ocean - the nemmie needs to be fed at least (minimum) once a week... You can use hake, mussel, or pink shrimp to feed it.
     
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    or Powder Blue Tangs :p
     
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    Yip, and after that he/she never needed to eat a fish again- probably cause they get fed sometimes....:lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    My ex Sean Koekemoer nenny eats like a pigwhen it tastes a prawn. The missus now cries the nennie is better looked after than herself.(What did she expect at her age!)
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol: And I am willing to bet that the nennie you have now, is probably much older than your wife too:biggrin:
     

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