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post #11 of 17 Old 06-08-2013, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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I believe the anenome will sting and kill the monti if it comes in contact so yes, it should probably be moved.
BTW Sully, I did move the purple monit, and though I do think it had already been stung. . . the underneath looked a bit damaged, he seems fine now.
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post #12 of 17 Old 06-08-2013, 09:32 AM
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post #13 of 17 Old 06-09-2013, 11:32 PM
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Sounds great and looks great in the pic too!

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BTW Sully, I did move the purple monit, and though I do think it had already been stung. . . the underneath looked a bit damaged, he seems fine now.
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post #14 of 17 Old 06-28-2013, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Check this out! I did google and learn shrinking is normal, and usually a RBTA is expelling waste. He did this once, and shortly after he was back to normal, but he never got this small.

He has gone from easily the size of a wide open hand, to about one inch in diameter. Any thoughts on this?

In the first picture you can see something in the middle of him (assuming it's his "guts" expelling??) the next is without that showing, and the last is the tiniest ever. This started at about noon and it's 4pm now. I have fed him shrimp once a week, and he probably gets other stuff too, so he's not starving.
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post #15 of 17 Old 06-28-2013, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Whew!!! Okay, he's getting back to normal :)

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post #16 of 17 Old 08-21-2013, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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He's gone :(

Okay, so he was doing fine. I did learn that if they move right after you feed them, they are not interested in food. Mine did that, and continued to do some moving. He was in the back of the tank for awhile, saw him at night, came home from work, to find pieces of him in tank. I've not seen "all" of him, but I'm pretty sure he's gone/dead. My husband thinks it the large green emerald crab in the tank. Has anyone seen/heard of this happening??? It can't be the powerheads, because I think I'd find some parts of him stuck in the powerhead. I feel bad, but just wanting to know what could have killed him?

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post #17 of 17 Old 08-22-2013, 02:53 AM
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Sorry to hear this. Hard to say what it could be though.
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