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i couldn't find nitrates and phosphate levels? in my experience.. nems will move until they're happy. never force them to move.. if he is hiding then just leave him... but i would also try to drop some mysis or reef riods in his mouth at least once/twice a week so he can bounce back... wishing the best!
Nitrate 5
Phos 0.2

I feel he got pretty unhappy when I messed with my lighting settings. I've been hands off with him since then to let him do his thing and get the tank more stable for him but I can't even see the top of him, tentacles mouth etc..
 

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Please assist my anemone has been cramed under a rock for about 3 days now. Think he's still alive but this is alarming behavior imo. I feel as though I should intervene here but was hoping to get your thoughts on the matter. Ty!
Age of tank, current parameters and lighting being used?
 
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Age of tank, current parameters and lighting being used?
Hey, you and I have discussed this anemone before, same thread, think that was you...
Ph 8.2
Nitrate 5
Phos 0.2
Ammonia 0
Salinity 1.025

Tanks about 3 months old.. still young I know :(

Lights are radion xr15 I believe I got the name right.

I believe it was you who previously said the tank wasn't stable enough and I have since been trying to keep it as stable as I can. Thanks for your help
 

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Hey, you and I have discussed this anemone before, same thread, think that was you...
Ph 8.2
Nitrate 5
Phos 0.2
Ammonia 0
Salinity 1.025

Tanks about 3 months old.. still young I know :(

Lights are radion xr15 I believe I got the name right.

I believe it was you who previously said the tank wasn't stable enough and I have since been trying to keep it as stable as I can. Thanks for your help
You need an alkalinity test at minimum. It's usually the parameter that needs the most attention. Start with getting that measurement and keep doing what you're doing.
 
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Get some other tests also. If phos is really .2 it's quite high. Guessing you're using API now. Get a salifert or red sea nitrate, phosphate and alkalinity.
So my alk and nitrate is salifert and phos is red sea. Just tested again

Alk- 9.3
Nitrate- 2
Phos- 0.1

This is what they looked like to me in person but tried to get pictures of both nitrate and phos..
 

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So my alk and nitrate is salifert and phos is red sea. Just tested again

Alk- 9.3
Nitrate- 2
Phos- 0.1

This is what they looked like to me in person but tried to get pictures of both nitrate and phos..
That all looks OK. Bring up nitrate to around 10 for some comfort level. Other than that seems like you have the right plan. What state are you from if you don't mind me asking?
 

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Also could skip a water change here or there. Don't want things being too clean. A pouch of chemipure elite could balance the phosphate out also. (Though just an observation, not your problem)
 
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Too far away from me. I was going to offer up a nem after your tank matured a bit. At least you'd be sure of the health.
Hey thanks for the thought. So could he be doing this hiding if he's being annoyed by a cleaner shrimp? I've believed ever since the fish were taken out for qt the cleaner shrimp has been annoying the heck out of the nem..
 
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Hey thanks for the thought. So could he be doing this hiding if he's being annoyed by a cleaner shrimp? I've believed ever since the fish were taken out for qt the cleaner shrimp has been annoying the heck out of the nem..
Nah. Just feed the shrimp more often if it's an issue.
 

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I believe he has bacterial infection and try to get a good position for him to attach. So my answer for you is to get ciprofloxacin medication as soon as possible, and do the treatment I told you to do if you don't want to take him out to the a hospital tank. Once you have the medication, smash it and use a syringe with the same water condition in your main tank and inject directly to it mouth.
 
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