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Old 04-07-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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Sick RBTA

Something's wrong with my RBTA. I did a water change a couple days ago and bumped a rock that the nem was partly attached to and he came off of it. I don't think I hurt his foot though because he moved halfway across the tank overnight. He's closed today and shriveled up. Hes not bleached. How can I save him?
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Ammo 0ppm
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Nitrate 8.8ppm
Salinity 34
Calcium 550
Alk 3.12 meq/L
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:36 PM   #2
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I've had him for 9 days
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:50 PM   #3
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Usually when they move it`s to find a place that suits them. Probably when you moved that rock it changed something that the anenome didnt like. Alot of times they will shade the foot and then the rest of him will come out in the light. Give him a few days to see what he does.
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Okay I just hope he makes it a few more days! Is there anything I can do for him besides wait?
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Make sure of pristine water conditions by doing frequent PWC`s.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:10 PM   #6
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I've been doing a pwc bout every 4 days and my calcium is 550 from the reef crystals.
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He's come out some since the main lights went off
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You aren't getting a calcium level of 550 out of reef crystals salt mix. I would invest in a better test kit. API I'm assuming.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:51 PM   #9
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It was my lfs that tested it. I saw 2 test kits one was a lamotte and the other was salifert and I had them test alkalinity and calcium.
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He's open today but no color back yet. Just dull maroon red.
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