worried bout my nennie

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  1. Mr.Nano

    Mr.Nano Jay

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    hey guys ive had my nennie for 3 months or so now hes been dong fine so far .

    but lately i havent really seen his tenticles open to their full length theyre always short to med length.

    and after that i started looking at him more closely, im starting to worry he might be bleaching.

    this is what he opened up to when i got him ...
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    and this is taken today basicly excuse the open mouth he was feeding ..
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    can attach more photos of him recently if needed..

    he still eats and his tenticals are still sticky so im not sure so i thought id get a second opinion in case something is wrong i wuld like to try and correct it ..

    additional info :
    i feed him once a week on sunday(feed muscle) bout a 1.5cm big

    also would feeding more frequently help mabi?

    thanx in advance for any advice:thumbup:

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  3. Mr.Nano

    Mr.Nano Thread Starter Jay

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    bump ani advice?
     
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    How's it looking now?
    What lights are you running?
    Your rocks appear to have some algae on them, what are your water parameters? Anemones really do prefer pristine stable water.
     
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    Mr.Nano Thread Starter Jay

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    its opened up but like his tentacles are still short tho .
    im running a 120cm quad t5 light . i know thats way under what is required but i figured the fack that my light unit is longer than my tank and that the neni is about 10 cm away from the light he would have sufficient light...
    yeah there is algae on the main rock.. my params wer normal last time i checked and i do a water change every week so shuld be stable.. my nitrates were at 0 like few days ago..
     
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    Light may be the issue. Light unit being longer than the tank won't make a difference, adding more tubes to the width may help.
    What are your parameters? Sg, KH etc?
    Anemones can be very tempremental things and really need special attention
     
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    Try feeding maybe every 3rd day , I have to feed mine or else he starts to wonder around
    Naughty naughty !!
     
  8. Qaiser

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    When last did you feed the muscle. Check if his secreting anything. I stopped feeding my bubble tip muscle due to him releasing it all about a day or two later. They usually release the muscle in a ball wrapped in a white slime. Try feeding it frozen brine.
     
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    Best advice is, secure your power head, if your nennie detaches there is 100% chance its going to get sucked into your power head and you are going to have a nasty experience, In uncertain times try to put an egg crate protection around your powerhead. Unhappy nennies detached themselves during darkness and you find them the next morning sucked into your power head.

    Also an unhappy nennie wont feed so don't force feed.
     
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    hmmmm mine also has been moving around alot, is it just a feeding thing then?
     
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    To get them seeded quickly or what worked for me was taking a big piece of live rock and carve/chisel a nice 5cmx5cm whole without going right through the rock and then placing the nennie in it. Mine never moved after that as his foot was secure.
     
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