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Old 01-28-2012, 11:09 AM   #1
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BTA won't open

I have had my rose bubble tip anemone for about 2 months now and it was doing great until recently. It has not moved at all since I introduced it into my community reef tank and would open nicely every day. Now it stays closed almost all day and night but still hasn't moved. It otherwise seems to have normal color and is not bleaching. Nothing has been preying on it. My water parameters are all good. I have T5 HO lighting on a 60 gallon cube tank. Do they do better under LED lighting? Thanks.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:23 AM   #2
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Is it just inactive or really shrunk? They can get pretty ratty looking when they really shrivel up.

Does it still show the actual bubbles @ the end of the tenacles?
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:26 AM   #3
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The red tips are just sticking out and it is retracted in itself like it usually did at night. My clownfish is trying to pry himslelf in it too.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:16 PM   #4
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The red tips are just sticking out and it is retracted in itself like it usually did at night. My clownfish is trying to pry himslelf in it too.
This is a common defensive posture. Is anything attacking it? Mine will do this when I try to move them. It should recover in a few hours.

Is it giving off any brownish substance from its mouth?
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