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bcb577
09/17/2017, 07:57 PM
Hi all,about 4 days ago I bought my first nem.since ive had him im able to view his mouth constantly.i didnt know if this is normal and I just read another post saying the same thing,other than his mouth showing his color is very good and I fed him shrimp yesterday and al seems ok,i just completed a 20% water change so I guess ill test peramitors, any help would be great!

Small Heavens
09/18/2017, 09:57 AM
Hi there.
Since you've fed it, it might just be spitting out leftovers, it can make them appear to smirk strangely. They spend much energy moving around their stuff when eating, so waiting until it is settled before feeding it, helps it to not have too much stuff on its "mind" at once.
What kinda nem did you get?

Small Heavens
09/18/2017, 09:58 AM
Hi there.
Since you've fed it, it might just be spitting out leftovers, it can make them appear to smirk strangely. They spend much energy moving around their stuff when eating, so waiting until it is settled before feeding it, helps it to not have too much stuff on its "mind" at once.
What kinda nem did you get?

Small Heavens
09/18/2017, 10:00 AM
Sry for double posting the reply there, it does not appear I can delete it again so please ignore it:)

Small Heavens
09/18/2017, 10:05 AM
Oh it's a mini/maxi you said, well, four days is not much for it to settle, it needs time to adjust its body-structure to all the new flows and impressions in your tank.
It might just be showing its mouth more than you expected it to, because it is both adjusting and dealing with food and such.

Try to observe without getting worried if your waters tests are all good, because they do need a few days before they "relax".

Think of it like a living time clock, it will want to look at where your tank has flow and light for a few days, then it knows how to place itself.

Hope it all works good for your new mini/maxi, nems are really wonderful creatures.

bcb577
09/18/2017, 06:21 PM
Hi there.
Since you've fed it, it might just be spitting out leftovers, it can make them appear to smirk strangely. They spend much energy moving around their stuff when eating, so waiting until it is settled before feeding it, helps it to not have too much stuff on its "mind" at once.
What kinda nem did you get?
I got a mini/maxi carpet. Anemone

humphreyhh
09/19/2017, 09:47 PM
Hi again! Maxi mini is very hardy anemone. Give it some days to settle down. Do you have pictures?

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