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Old 08/02/2018, 07:57 PM   #1
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Is my nem getting ready to split?

This is my first anemone, so I'm learning as I go. I've had him about a week, and he hasn't attached to anywhere on top of the rock. He's happy to stay planted in the sand against a rock. Occasionally I see him closed up, but mostly he's wide open and fully-colored (the picture doesn't do justice). I fed a bit of brine shrimp earlier (my first feeding) and he seems to have taken it.

My nem is sitting in a bit of a figure 8 shape. Does it look like he might split?

Temp 78-79
Salinity 1.026
Ammonia, Nitrite 0
Nitrate <10 (usually near 0)
pH 8.2
alkalinity 180
calcium 400
phosphate ranges between 0 and 0.25

90 gallon tank
2x AI Hydra 26 HD, Reef Octopus 110 skimmer
2 clownfish, 1 damsel, 2 diamond goby, a coral beauty angel, and a sailfin tang
Assorted zoanthids and other hardy beginner corals....
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Old 08/03/2018, 11:55 AM   #2
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Can you get some pictures with your blue lights off? It's really hard to judge the health of a nem when you can't see it's true color.


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Old 08/03/2018, 02:28 PM   #3
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I don’t think it’s splitting just the shape of it as it sits against the rock n sand. But I do think your bta maybe bleached to me and I would feed it mysis instead of brine shrimp once a week.

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