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Old 07-31-2014, 10:57 PM   #1
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Ricttiri anemone turns itself upside down

Just wondering if this is normal? I have had it for a week and it's now decied to move again, but it keeps going upside down...is this a bad thing?


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An anemone moving around your tank is a bad thing. This is pointing to it being unhappy, it could be lighting, flow, or water parameters.
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Ritteri are also one of if not the toughest nems to keep. Like hank said we need to know parameters, lighting and tank age


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It's a rio 180
I have two t5 lights, one white and one blue. I've had the tank since the 12th of July. I've also got 2 clown fish in there, 8 hermit crabs, and some Xenia frags

I also have newwave wave machine, one small and one big one, not sure on the power of them though.

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My water parameters are all normal. Done a water change yesterday, is it because she has only been in there a week and she is still trying to find her happy place?


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Your tank is 3 weeks old????? Uh oh. That and the 2 bulb t5 spell trouble. Anyway to take the nem back? It won't last long in a barely cycled tank


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Sounds like no where near enough lighting for a nem like that and I agree the tank is way to young. I would also suggest re homing it as you don't have the right lighting for it to survive. How did you acclimate it?


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Our local aquatics shop, who set up our tank, said we are able to have it. We have known them for many years and take my water to be tested every week to double check everything is okay. I'm not going to take it back, it is doing fine. I was only asking if it's normal, but have since spoken to others and they have said yes it will move until it finds it's happy place....if my tank wasn't ready then I wouldn't of been sold fish and the anemone they are specialists, so they clearly know what they are doing.


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Our local aquatics shop who set up our tank said we are able to have it we have known them for many years and take my water to be tested every week to double check everything is okay I'm not going to take it back it is doing fine I was only asking if it's normal but have since spoken to others and they have said yes it will move until it finds it's happy place....if my tank wasn't ready then I wouldn't of been sold fish and the anemone they are specialists so they clearly know what they are doing.


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Not true, your were sold an anemone that your tank was not ready for. It will not survive, I can guarantee that. You don't have anywhere near enough light and your tank is WAY to young for a nem, there's a reason we tell people to to wait a year before trying. Bottom line they lied to your face, they told you what you wanted to hear so you'd spend money. That nem is not doing good or healthy, but when it dies I'm sure your expert lfs will say it's not your fault and sell you another to kill. Good luck
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