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Old 07-04-2013, 03:40 PM   #11
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Nems have to have stable water conditions, stable salinity, (auto top off), stable temps, (some type of controller with heater and fans regulated) and stable parameters, swings in any of those and they will bleach and are normally very hard to keep alive when they do.

What kind of lighting do you have?
I nem has been bleached for over a month now. It has cloned itself three times during that time and none of them have moved from their spots. I have lowered the light intensity and have been adding a zoothanthellae supplement. The tips are starting to come back. Salinity swings I believe is what did it.
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I nem has been bleached for over a month now. It has cloned itself three times during that time and none of them have moved from their spots. I have lowered the light intensity and have been adding a zoothanthellae supplement. The tips are starting to come back. Salinity swings I believe is what did it.
Splitting is usually a survival mode when conditions are not right, unfortunately a bleach nem is already weak and splitting makes it weaker as it takes a lot of energy when it does. Not sure about any zoothanthellae suppliment being more than snake oil, but clean pristine, stable water conditions, proper high end lighting and small once a week feeding is the best thing you can do for them in a bleached state
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After being bleached is it normal for her to come from the highest rock in the tank and want to go lower in the tank?
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After being bleached is it normal for her to come from the highest rock in the tank and want to go lower in the tank?
There are no rules, everyones tank and equipment differs, my oldest nem (8 years old) was my first and mildly bleached, tank was set up for a year or more and using MH lighting. But now at this point my 6 nems are less mainteance than my fish, lol its all about water conditions, stability and lighting.
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