Mini Maxi

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  1. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Do mini maxi carpet nems eat like a normal nem? I have read on them and from what I read it's split....? Some say they are filter feeders, and other say they eat meaty foods? I just added one almost a week ago and it looks great but just dosent eat? Not even sticky, but the foot looked good, mouth is great, it's colored up and it's has been it it's spot for the week....
     
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  3. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    I'm sure you could feed it periodically and they will catch food that falls from feeding fish. It does concern me about it not being sticky because one thing I've noticed with them is that they are very sticky to the touch. But, if it looks good otherwise, perhaps yours is a unique specimen :)
     
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  4. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Yea I'm slightly concerned about that as well.... But we will see in time. Sorry about your tank.
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    Every aquarium is different Cody, so you may get different results than what you see/read about from like animals in other tanks. That said, any nem in a reef tank may not require target-feeding at all; it's nutritional requirements could easily be met or exceeded through good lighting, the meaty fish food they catch, and/or DOCs (yes, nems do absorb them). As long as yours continues to appear healthy and doesn't begin to shrink, I wouldn't worry.
     
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  7. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I have never fed my mini maxi.

    It's not so mini now, it's more maxi. Thing is huge just can get a good pic from its location.
     
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  9. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Thanks you guys! It actually has colored more in my tank than at the LFS.
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Best I could do. Seemed to have scared it a bit trying to get the pic image.jpeg
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I'll try to get a better one later.
     
  12. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    That's one big small carpet..... But it looks very good.
     
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