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03-29-2010, 08:39 PM
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low flo on bottom sand bed. Feed zoomax & chromamax & phytomax
 
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03-29-2010, 11:25 PM
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I would not waste your time with the additives, particularly the phytoplankton. Zoomax looks like it is just cyclopeez in some kind of additive. Either way, Acans will eat large pieces of food like mysis shrimp.
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03-30-2010, 01:01 AM
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As well as chopped up pieces of silversides. I know you said your param's are good . But I would double check Alk, Ca++ & Nitrate again. Good Luck.
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03-30-2010, 09:13 PM
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As well as chopped up pieces of silversides. I know you said your param's are good . But I would double check Alk, Ca++ & Nitrate again. Good Luck.
+1

I would check everything again bring water to you LFS and let them double check it. Half my test kits do not work right. I have $200 worth.
 
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03-30-2010, 09:23 PM
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Is it possible that a fish/invert is picking at them?

I have had peppermint shrimp eat acans.
Recently my Tang has decided to pick at my acans, and now my acans do not inflate most days.

Check to make sure another animal in your tank is not bothering them, if you can not explain thier behavior.
+1 i had a kole tang and 2 hippos doing work on them
 
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03-31-2010, 04:23 AM
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My acans have been going through a similar situation. I had started to feed my tank less when this started happening bc my nitrates/nitrites were a bit high. I fixed that problem but then the acans wouldnt puff up anymore or show their feeder tentacles anymore. My two small frags of acans started showing their skeletons.

I started adding cyclopeeze to the tank and they are just now starting to slowly get more inflated after a week or so of doing this. The bigger acan is getting puffy too but no feeder tentacles have been coming out like they used too. Its a slow process to get them the way they used to be.
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03-31-2010, 02:13 PM
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When I got mine, they wouldnt open up, I moved them to a spot with less light, after that it took them like a month to puff up even with my parameters OK. Now they are in teh same spot, growing, opening, puffing adn eatting missis.
 

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