I cant seem to get my acans to grow. at night the tentacles come out but ever since i bought them and its been months, they look sunken in. I see everyones acans are all plump and inflated, but mine arent. They bud new heads but it always looks deflated.
I have them low in my tank right now because i was worried about them bleaching out mid level. I had them mid level and they looked a little pale.
Suggestions? Maybe im putting it in an area that is getting too much flow?
I lift things op and pudd dem downnn.
Everything above, spot feeding will help, I would also put them lower in the tank as acans usually do better under low lighting, and be very cautious with the dwarf flame because they usually have a taste for acans. Some pictures might help to be able to tell if its getting bitten or dying off.
Also is there anything near it like a torch or a frogspawn? they could reach further than you think and sting the acans.
I found my Acan puffs up more under less direct light and with regular feeding of something meaty. It slurps in mysis, roggers reef, belnds etc. I try to feed twice a week - ish and get the food right on the polyps till they grab on.
I've also red that the "with caution" bit about the reef compatibility of Dwarf Flame Angels is in regards to LPS corals. I was about to get a Flame, but did a little more reading. They seem to not like nipping at SPS, but meaty LPS like hammers and such...those can be at risk. Or so the internet says. Take that with a grain, every fish is different.