Rbta advise please

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  1. mandrin

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    hi guys any idea why aRBTA will loose it's colouri Added It Aweek ago it was all fine for the
    2Days then it detached from the rock it came with from the lfs
    And then the colour changed to a ltransparent lite green and lite red on the tips
    I Have been feeding it3 times aweek shrimp it's been eating fine
    Any one know why it's colour has changed
     
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    What flow and light do you have in the tank. What are your tank dimentions?
     
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    i Have a standard aquaria am 102 tank 12l0l
    It Has 4x T5 2 blue an two white flow is 1300 L
     
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    Hello Mandrin,

    First things first, what are your parameters like? Nitrates, phosphates etc etc..

    Is the anemone on the move or has it settled? Did it choose a place high up in your tank or low down?
     
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    Just for clarity,did u feed the nennie 3times this week alone? If thats the case,ur overfeeding and causing stress to the nennie
     
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    Yip, feed mine once a week.
     
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    Hi Guys my parameter s are
    Ph 8.2
    Salinity 8.2
    Kh 7
    Nitrate 1mgl
    Phos 0.36 ppm
    @ zalk It moved to one place on meduom high on tank
    And i Have feed it twice a Week
    m
     
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    Are you sure your sg is 8.2? Sounds wrong.
     
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    Yes It is ..why Do u say its wrong
    Do Ne anemones change colour if it wrong
     
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    Technically salinity should be 33 ppt, SG is 1.024 - 1.026 ;)

    Think of it like KH it can be tested it dkh or meq/l
     
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    What colour was the nennie before, also is it closed up, open wide? how is the mouth open/closed? something hanging out of the mouth?
     
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    Hi,wes,the anemone tectacles were
    Dark green tips were red wen i first put .
    It In tank . Now Its lite green with pink tips
    All tentacles are buubled up mouth closed
    ..wat U reckon wes ...why u think it changed,colour
     
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    @mandrin

    Your Params are interesting just some clarification:

    Which test kits did you use (to give us an ideal of the measurements) when you say Nitrate 1mg that could also mean 100ppm if you using something like salifet.

    It sounds very high - nitrate

    Your Phos are also extreamly high at 0.36ppm (again which test kit) these are at a dangerous level to cause other water params to go out of wack.

    Let us know so we can help you diagnose better!

    Try not to move the nenny, it will move by itself and find its spot, moving it will just stress it now. Also keep to once a week feeding for now.

    I love my RBTA's they awesome got two let them move around and now they found their spot, unfortunately its in the worse possible spot to get to ;)
     
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    Hi At my tank for nitrate i used tropic marine test kit and for phos i
    Used Red sea kit and my salinity is 1025 nof 8.2 my mistake pls help i am stresson
    Wat Should i do wen u added your rbta did it change colour after
    Did It look bleach .i Feed mine prawms . shrimp pls help ps i did not move
    It from a spot it in for 6 days now
     
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    Ok so we have to look at a few things:

    1. When I chose mine from the LFS I went for one with color, so no bleaching.

    2. The color also comes from the cells in the actual nenny, I seem to remember reading somewhere if they changing color could also mean they getting enough food like the shrimps u feeding it and not needing the colorful plankton in their cells.
    Let's for now stick to ONCE a week feeding.

    3. We really need to look at those params esp Phos and Nitrate, can you for now get some PhosphateR from brightwell to reduce the phosphate - do it slowly. Its treating the symptom and not the cause but at the moment u need it. Then we can look at feeding, water changes etc to help you for the future sustainability.

    You get brightwell NitrateR as well which brings down nitrates but that takes at least two weeks......

    How you feeding, how often? Do you thaw your frozen food?

    Water changes? Skimming wet, dry?

    Other question any other nennies in the tank maybe causing a chemical war fair?

    The longer it is in one place the happier ;) it will move when its not happy, hence why I said don't move it, let it find its own spot.
     
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    Hi @my tank thanks ..wel I thaw my food before i feed
    And I was jjs thinking to get red sea nitrate an phos X REducer
    Tom ..... i Will get it an see wat happens i will try an see wat happens
    Did Any of yr nennie change colour in yr tank ....like A bleach look

    I Have a venturi Skimmer An Do 10 % water change Twice A Month
     
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    No they didn't bleach or change color. They eat and are healthy.

    I would concentrate on your parameters right now, I would also suggest doing a 15% a week right now to help bring things down better....
     
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    Ok @ my tank will do
    Have U ever heard of these anemone cllur changing
    wel Its gona b three weeks ontuesday i hot the anemmone wil
    Work On phos an nitrate levels
     
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