New RBTA ?

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  1. jborlace

    jborlace Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I got a nem on Friday night. Put it in a rock and it moved a couple of inches and stayed there for about a day. Went to bed and the next morning it had moved to the back of the Rock and is hardly getting any light. I know they move to find there spot but why is it in a spot where it's not getting much light ? ImageUploadedByTapatalk1418685307.059845.jpg
     
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  3. jborlace

    jborlace Purple Spiny Lobster

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    This is it all day Saturday. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1418685359.252274.jpg
     
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  4. Marty

    Marty Stylophora

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    Wow, what a beauty. Looks great right there!
     
  5. jborlace

    jborlace Purple Spiny Lobster

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    The first pic is what it looks like now. It moved in the back behind the rock with very little light.
     
  6. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    they never seem to pick a nice spot where we can view them :( it's probably just still settling in, I'd give it some time, and it may move again back into some more light.
     
  7. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    It could have moved away from the gsp next to it. Nems are funny sometimes and I agree with mindy, they don't always pick a spot we like. I would leave it be for now. One thing I did and now this doesn't apply to everyone but once my nems found a spot in the front of the tank I fed them regularly and that seemed to keep them in that spot.
     
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  9. jborlace

    jborlace Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Yeah I'm going to let it be. Just don't want it to die from not getting enough light.
     
  10. timkatz71

    timkatz71 Astrea Snail

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    Lighting may be more intense than what had before, give it a little, good luck
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    A lot of people get caught up with coral placement. Bottom line is they land where they land. Coral will battle coral no matter what you do.
     
  12. nvladik

    nvladik Flamingo Tongue

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    I waited for my RBTA to fully settle in, attach to the rock and stop moving (same as you in the back) and then I moved the whole rock with it to the front. That was a week ago, it still hasn't moved.