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Peale
01/24/2012, 05:19 PM
OK. I got a RBTA about a year ago. It split the week I got it and the two of them lived happily until about a month ago when one of the nems split. Then the other split. They keep splitting!! I am up to 8! What the heck?! What would cause nems to all of a sudden start splitting like mad? I have made no changes to the tank. They are all healthy and dark red.

My tank is an SPS ULNS system. I dose Red Sea NOPOX and do a 10% water change every week. Equipment is in my signature. Nitrates are at .25 and phosphate is .10.

Any ideas?

mgraf
01/24/2012, 05:23 PM
Because they want to be sold cheaply and shipped to Ohio? LOL

SC Reefaholic
01/24/2012, 05:35 PM
And South Carolina!

BairdimusPrime
01/24/2012, 05:35 PM
i'm in NJ would you consider shipping any?

Peale
01/24/2012, 05:36 PM
LOL! I'm happy to sell these little suckers! I've never shipped livestock before, but if one of you guys wants to be my guinea pig, I'm happy to try!

myram
01/24/2012, 07:20 PM
I'm in Maine...........I'll take one.

Steve

ThatAquariumKid
01/24/2012, 07:23 PM
how big did it get before it split?

Peale
01/24/2012, 07:28 PM
All of them, except for one, are pretty big. They range from 3-4 inches to 7 inches.

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SC Reefaholic
01/24/2012, 09:52 PM
Sorry Peale. Didnt mean to get the Mods angry. I have heard of them splitting due to some source of stress and I have heard them splitting due to excessive feeding.

Peale
01/25/2012, 08:40 AM
LOL! No problem! I didn't even think about the TOS. Mods were right to remove it!

Spicer
01/25/2012, 12:20 PM
Sorry Peale. Didnt mean to get the Mods angry. I have heard of them splitting due to some source of stress and I have heard them splitting due to excessive feeding.

This exactly.

Generally due to stress or overfeeding.

As nothing has changed in the tank, it could possibly be the addition of nox?
How slowly are you adding it? All at once?

And do you feed the nems a lot?

DeathWish302
01/25/2012, 12:32 PM
Made any huge water changes or salinity changes since the rapid split? A drop from 35ppm to 34ppm salinity will make mine split within 24hrs. Just another thought since I didn't see it mentioned yet.

gatojebv
01/25/2012, 09:23 PM
this exactly.

Generally due to stress or overfeeding.

As nothing has changed in the tank, it could possibly be the addition of nox?
How slowly are you adding it? All at once?

And do you feed the nems a lot?

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