Feeding gbta

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  1. r0ckf1re

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    How do you guys feed a nennie. With your hands, or plastic tweezer?

    My one is hiding, only been added on the weekend. If he is still hiding, do I get him out and feed him?


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    Wait till it's ready. It's not vital to feed anemones unless they're in bad shape and bleached.

    Just use tongs or something like that.
     
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    As TaahirS said, there is no need to feed anemone's as long as they are getting sufficient, high powered lighting. If you do want to feed it then just cut up a small piece of lancefish, the size of your fingernail on your pinkie is more than plenty, then gently place it on top of the anemone, with your fingers or whatever, it will sense the food and grab hold of it with it's tentacles and move the food towards it's mouth. It is best to stand and watch as fish and especially shrimps will grab the food from the anemone and run off with it, lol, so you need to stand guard until it has eaten it. If your anemone is hiding then you need to make sure it doesn't hide for too long, it needs to get light. But do not try to remove it as it may have anchored itself to the rockwork and if you try to remove it you risk damaging the foot of the anemone which can cause it to die. Is your anemone receiving any light where it is now?
     
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    What anemone did you get? Some an take a while to settle in
     
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    I kid you not, when I added my nennie to my tank I didn't see it for close to two weeks. Eventually it made its way to the top and has not moved anywhere since.

    Ive only just recently fed it after almost 3 months - even without being fed it's expanded almost 3 times its size has the most amazing deep green.

    So basically, you don't need to feed it until you see that has settled.

    Running only T5s, btw, but make sure your water and flow is good as well.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the input.

    I got a gbta 5 days ago.
    When I put it in, it enjoyed the light for a few hours then decided to go hide behind a rock. Fortunately the rock can be moved with with him it being moved or harmed.

    Should I just give it a few more days to come out? Here it is shortly after I added him. Wish he would show himself, he is stunning.

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    Oh, and my crazy clowns seems to be hosting my bubble coral the day I put the nennie in.

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    I feed my bubble nennie a piece of prawns once a month she is a seize of a large dinner plate
    I take a large prawn cut in 2 pieces n feed her .
    I use my hands , the nennie jus pulls it in to towards her month .
    I jus watch cause my cleaner shrimp and fire shrimps also wana have a go at it .
    takes not even 2 mins for my nennie to swallow .
    so give it a try good luck .

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    Thanks mandrin. I'll just keep an eye on it till Sunday, then decide on the whether to flip the rock sp it can get light.

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    Do not move the rock. It will come out when it wants to. If you flip the rock, it will just move again into the shade.

    Maybe move the rock slightly to some more light reaching it. But do not let the light fall on its base part if you do move the rock.
     
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    He does get some light as is, very little. I'll give it some time. Thanks Riaan.

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    I feed mine large pieces of prawn once a week. They grow very quickly


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    I feed plain seafood mix, I blended it up and freeze it. A peace about the size of a 10
    Cent is fine. I like to keep small in case he is full and expels the whole peace. It's also easier for it digest.

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    Update, the nennie is doing great. Hasn't moved since the day he was put in. Growing nicely. I feed him a piece of mussel, lance fish or clam once a week. Its about the size of 10 cent coin as well. Thanks for everyone's input and help.

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    stunning pic buddy
     
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