RBTA looking sick

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  1. Quintonv

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    Hi Guys/ Gals

    Please help since monday my RBTA doe not want to eat and is not extending.
    My water params are in check, tested this morning all other corals and fish are happy nothing died so no clue.

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    still looks better than the one I'm trying to save for somebody

    Seeing that it is not happy, is your powerheads safe?
     
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    yebo powerheads are safe(Seio) i did switch the powerheds off for a bit to see if it would open up
     
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    Hi Quintin, how long have you had the anemone? It doesn't look THAT bad, don't try to force feed it, healthy anemone's in mature systems don't really need to be fed as long as they have sufficient good quality lighting. What were you feeding it beforehand?
     
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    this guy has been in the tank for about 6-7months now. i usually fed lance fish and mussel once a week. Lighting is good its under MH.
     
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    Has he been closed up like that since Monday? Is it walking around the tank at all? Any changes you've made in the last week or so, like a change of bulbs, a new addition to the tank, a new additive?
     
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    Its been closed since monday, i havent changed anything. I did a W/c on friday so nothing changed at all.
     
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    i do not make my own water i get from Lanzo
     
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    Are you able to see the mouth at all, if you can does it look normal or is it sort of all bulged out? Anemones normally close up for extended periods of time if something is irritating them, although I'm not quite sure what exactly could irritate them, lol.
     
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    Also, when did you last feed it?
     
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    Mouth not open, only fed it last thursday will quickly take another pic
     
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    hi Bud I Also have,a RBTA an She,is Doing
    The Same things,as Yours , she Is Closed Now For 3 Weeks
    All My Parameters, are In Check
    I Still Feed Her But She Does Not Opendont Know Wat To Do As Well
     
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    Maybe its that time of the month. hahahahahaha
     
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    Lol Nah but its stressin out this ,
    Tell Me do u have,any vlowns hosting her
     
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    ? Bud how to u post,a pic,so quick i,always have
    Problems Posting pics here
     
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    Hi Quinton - what lighting do you have? And also - I agree with Viper - what do you feed the anemone, and how long last have you target fed it? This is extremely important - as this is most likely the reason for the current state of the RBTA!
     
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    I have no clowns hosting the RBTA,

    I upload to photbucket then i post link to the thread
     
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    Can't see too well but it seems to be ok, as long as it's mouth doesn't look like it's sort of turning itself inside out, that's when it's going downhill. I see that shrimp is in both pics, does it bother the anemone a lot? I've also heard of anemones getting "indigestion", maybe the piece of food you fed it last week was a bit too big for it. The anemone really doesn't look that bad, I would give it a couple more days, see what happens, see if it expels something, I think it's called a "bolus", may have to check google to verify that. I would just make sure your pumps are protected in case it decides to take a walk, but I think it'll come right soon, hopefully.
     
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    So Will it be advisable to feed the nennie
    Every Day to recover or jus,wait till
    She Opens , i have feeding mine but,stil not opening guys
     
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