Sand Nennie hurt - Help ??

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  1. yuma girl

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    Hi all

    i got home last night and for some reason my sand nenie got dislodged from under the rock and was rubbing (one side) agains some of my zoas..

    i quickly moved her away and noticed that on the side that was rubbing against my zoas her tantacles had shriveled up and some of them were faling off... :(

    i lifted her up and checked all sides and her foot was still a nice bright orange red colour no scratches or open wounds etc - everything looks fine except that one side that was against the zoas..

    i put her back in her spot and made sure she was secure.. she wasn't a happy chappy.. so i switched off the lights and let her be for the night.

    this morning when i got up she was looking better - all her tentacles were puffed up again - BUT some of her tentacles got downsized, and some fell off completely on the side that was hurt..

    her mouth was closed and she regained her normal size..

    what should i do?? did the zoas sting her that badly??

    i didn't take a pic as i was late for work this morning from making sure nennie was A -ok :blush: ...work aint as important LOL
     
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    Crap that's not good but neni will be ok me thinks. Yes the palytoxin is that potent to do that kind of damage.
     
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    was quite worried as don't want her to die and destroy my entire tank. ;)

    do you think the tentacles will grow back ??
     
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    Dose some Iodine, 1ml per 100l tank volume. Also cut up some fresh/frozen fish size of you pinky nail. Check if nennie takes it with her tentacles, DO NOT shove it in her mouth. This is to see f the nennie is still sticky and able to take food to her mouth by herself. Monitor her to check if she spits out the food if she consumes it.
     
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    Should grow back no problem, if eating and healthy. Ive seen a nennie literally go through a sun sun pump, she recovered and looked even better than before.
     
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    @Nur - thanx will get some fresh hake or something today and will cut it up for her. i will dose iodine as well about 1.5 ml as tank is 150 ltrs.

    what do i do if she is not "sticky" ?
     
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    @Nur - BTW the frogspawn i got from you is doing so well - it has almost doubled its size!
     
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    @Nur - here's the frogspawn

    IMG_0199.jpg
     
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    Then you have to mnitor her closely, that stickyness/coating provides a protective coating and is for taking food and moving to mouth. Dont force her to eat u will upset her more and she will move around again and possible get hurt again. if she wants she will take up the food using her tentacles.
     
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    Glad you like it. i hae a few larger colonies available once your larger setup is running. did you get sorted with the light?
     
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    yes ok - will monitor her very closely and will make sure she is OK. will try feed her tonight a small piece of fresh fish. I hope she won't stress too much with this move as the new tank needs to go into the same space as the current tanks..

    yip i am taking @Ayoob 's lights as it will fit perfectly. He will bring them on Saturday when he comes to help me with the tank move :biggrin:

    Once my tank is up and running properly will probably need a few frags so will definately take you up on that one! thx :thumbup:
     
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    Agree with @Nur. If the anemone was otherwise healthy then it should recover fully, they can be quite resilient, as long as the damage/injury isn't too bad and doesn't cover too much of the anemone, it should soon return to it's full glory.
     
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    @viper357 - OK, i will try get a picture of it tonight so you guys can tell me what you think.. i have had her for two weeks now and she has been feeding regularly, and spat out a couple of waste balls. i have fed her twice with frozen fish and otherwise she grabs some of the mysis that comes close to her..

    she normaly fully extends during the day.. i think she moved yesterday because of the flow - but not sure...

    my marroon clown is not hosting her - never showed any interest realy.
     
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