Condy wont hold on to food.

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  1. Greg9MM

    Greg9MM Skunk Shrimp

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    I have it for maybe a month or 2. In a 54 corner that is pretty much empty other than 3 fish and a few shrooms. Tank has been running for atleast 8-10 months and has a black box LED fixture. I have been trying to feed it but it wont take anything and today I realized that it isnt even mounted, just sitting on the bottom. Is it on its way out? any suggestions?
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If the anemone is not footed that is a bad sign. It will probably just shrink away, common with Condylactis gigantea under less than ideal conditions. Black box LED really is not descriptive enough to make a judgement call. If it's not taking food, then it's lighting or water chemistry.
     
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  4. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    +1, what are your water values? and as mentioned a little more detail on your lighitng would help. in my experience thought the occasional feeding helps (a small chunk of fresh fish perhaps twice a month), there is no real need to feed condys or bubble tips.

    is the mouth closed? a picture would go a long way
     
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  5. Greg9MM

    Greg9MM Skunk Shrimp

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    Sorry for the delay in my response. The lights are...165W Dimmable full spectrum led. The mouth is not open, it get pretty fluffy after the lights come on and it is now rooted to the glass in the corner. Still wont take food though. Going to do a big water change this week and see what happens. If it still wont eat maybe i will give it to a friend and see if he has any luck.
     
  6. oldfishkeeper

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    if it's footed, mouth closed, and expanded - it sounds like it's still hanging in there - it's telling you it's not hungry by not taking food. See how it does after you do a big water change. I have not had luck with condys unfortunately with no obvious reason.