Nennie splitting

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  1. cassie1

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    Hey guys,

    So I had a little accident Sunday night. I accidentally touched the rock my bta was sitting on and the rock fell over a bit. So the little guy had to get such a fright that he completely split into 3 :(

    So I have the mother with 2 little ones. The mother has made her way underneath a piece of lr as well as one of the little ones. The other one enjoyes the lighting very much. I felt so bad for causing this now.

    My question is, must I turn around the pieces of lr to expose the mom of more light or must I just leave the 2 thats stuck underneath the lr until they decide what will be best for them and must I leave my lights on for longer. Its currently on for about 7 hours per day.

    Thanks guys :)
     
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  3. Neil H

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    leave everything as is for now

    is it a red or green BTA?

    please post a pic of the nennie.... nennies split for a number of reasons, it may have been triggered by the rock move but there may be other factors involved
     
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    i think the best person to ask is @Anemone
     
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    if you feel the urge to maybe sell one of the babies if they survive i'll take care of it;)
     
  6. CW

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    Nennie

    Ja id also love to buy one.

    But my tank has only been running for 3months now:(

    Cw out:thumbup:
     
  7. cassie1

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    Thanks Neil, I will quickly go and take a pic when I get home and upload it. The nennie has been eating well, havent had a day's problem with him, opened up well and everything. I havent done a water change in 2 weeks time. I thought it might be that as well.

    I'll upload pick as soon as I get home

    Thanks
     
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    lol I will keep you in mind Quinton and CW ;)
     
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    That might be a good idea thanks Robert :thumbup:
     
  10. Anemone

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    Leave them alone, but keep a close eye on them.

    It sounds like you may have injured the anemone when the rock fell. One tiny tear in a BTA can cause the anemone to finish a split.

    No feeding for a week to 10 days, or until their mouths are completely healed.

    Definately get us some pictures, and let us know if anything goes south. If one starts to fall apart, its dead. Get it out QUICKLY!!!

    Yes, do that water change! Running fresh carbon is also a good idea.
     
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    Hi Cassie

    if you dont have space for the extra nennies consider me


    thanks
     
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    Thanx man.

    Cw out:thumbup:
     
  13. cassie1

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    Thanks alot Brenda. Sorry internet was down. Only back up now. Okay here are some photos. Hope it helps. Let me know if you need anything else. Thanks alot ;)

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    I am a bit worried about this little guy, he sticks to the bottom of the rock. Sorry it was a bit difficult to get a great pick of him

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    Looking good! :thumbup:

    The one you are concerned about...It still has good color, and is well attached to the rock, both by the foot and the column! This tells me it has enough energy to get a good grip. Very good sign! This is likely the section that had the most damage, and may take longer to piece itself back together. I wouldn't be alarmed yet. I would continue to leave it where it is. It will move when it is ready. Continue to keep a close eye on it. As always, protect your inlets. You have 3 new anemones that may roam....looking for a permanent spot to call home!

    Good job on getting the picture of the one hiding! It showed me everything I needed to know at this stage.
     
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    Nice man.

    So are you gona let the little peices of nennie go?

    Cw out
     
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    Hahaha! Watch out Cassie1! "Nennie Splitting" = Let the vultures descend!! ;-) Understandably of course,who wouldnt jump at the opportunity for a nice little nennie. I'm glad to see positive came out of the injury!

    Something you should know about having nennie clones in your tank - if you ever want to keep more than one nennie in your tank, its infinitely better to keep clones than buying a new one. There is no allelopathy between "clones" - ie: if you have two different nennies in a tank, then they are quite prone to chemical warfare - with negative effects on your other tanks inhabitants (although this can be mitigated by running activated carbon). Clones provide an ideal solution as they are genetically the same organism - thus they won't "fight" with each other.
     
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    all three are looking good which is nice:) let them be for a while to recover just watch in case they move around the tank and come into contact with power heads as that will cause massive problems. watch them carefully if they start to move large distances around the tank
     
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    IMHO you need to nennie proof the powerheads now - not only if they start moving... You never know when one decides to go on a mission
     
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    How are your triplets doing?
     
  20. cassie1

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    haha thats true hey bud. Thanks Dane, that was actually one of the questions that I wanted to ask you know, what would happend if I keep them for now but this comment helped alot. Thanks :thumbup:
     
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    thanks crispin, i have been watching them very closely for a about 2 weeks now. they are starting to move around a bit more. i'll take a good lookout for the power heads because i have 4 running at the moment :p
     
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