Originally Posted by Holygral
You can't come on here and just say my buddy said it is fine, no one is going to want to help you with that kind of response. You come on here and ask for advise and when some one trys to help, you say more less I don't care, my buddy said it was fine. There are many people who own "shops" that have far less experiences the the combined consortium knowledge on this forum.
With that said, your nem does not look good at all, your tank is far too new to have one and as others said nems need the highest lighting of almost any corals. And nems also do not need fed if they have the proper conditions, lighting and steady water parameters. And if you do not have all 3, feedings are not going to help. Good luck.
+1, and if this "ware house owner" is telling you that your lighting is low and then that it's enough for a BTA, then they are giving you bad advice and you should stop listening to them. Also as the others have said your tank isn't nem ready, and the feeding is just going to add nutrients to the water. IMHO
you should rehome the nem and try again once you upgrade your lighting, let your system mature (about a year), and do a lot of research on the care requirements for BTA's