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I picked up a Flame RBTA (thats what the seller called it, idk) last saturday. I temp and drip acclimated it for about half an hour, then out it in my tank. It was looking fine before the lights went out. The next day it was shriveled up, and let out a brown string from its mouth, I assume it was nem poop. Today it is looking better, but it is still not nearly as inflated as it was when I first saw it. 

My question is: what should I be doing for it? I might try feeding half a krill tonight to help it out.

 

Lighting is a radion xr15 at 50%. Nem is on a piece of candycane skeleton at the bottom of the tank. Flow is from an mp10, enough flow to have tentacles swaying.

 

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As long as it's holding on by its foot, and not floating around, I wouldn't worry about it.

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Looking a bit better today. Fed it a piece of krill, checking to see if it keeps it down.

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Just leave it be. Nems are easy and most times dont need anything more than food every once in a while. Just good flow and light.

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Could be getting used to your lights. Brown stuff is more often than not Zooxanthellae being expelled. 

Not sure why but plenty of LFS I visited keep anemones in barely lit tanks.

Yours is adjusting. Give it time...

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Ok, thought I'd give an update today to this thread. The nem has been doing great. It moved itself to the top of the tank, where it gets the most light in the tank. 20181228_123411.thumb.jpg.96a81fd46e0a79abc4a3046e4c89738f.jpg

The only thing I'm slightly concerned about is its foot. It's about 3" long. I think it just stretched it out finding the crevice under the overhang, but I'm not sure that it's good for it to have its foot like that. I'm probably just overthinking it. 🤔

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In other news, I also got a baby Black Widow BTA that has also been doing great. 

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53 minutes ago, Joevember said:

Ok, thought I'd give an update today to this thread. The nem has been doing great. It moved itself to the top of the tank, where it gets the most light in the tank. 20181228_123411.thumb.jpg.96a81fd46e0a79abc4a3046e4c89738f.jpg

The only thing I'm slightly concerned about is its foot. It's about 3" long. I think it just stretched it out finding the crevice under the overhang, but I'm not sure that it's good for it to have its foot like that. I'm probably just overthinking it. 🤔

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In other news, I also got a baby Black Widow BTA that has also been doing great. 

I have a rock flower that does that all the time lol. There is a pick on my journal. Seems normal to me :smilie:

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