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Old 07-11-2010, 03:09 PM   #1
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Pink Bubble Tip Anemone


I purchased a pink bubble tip anemone at the LFS 2 days ago. Atleast that was I was told it was. But when researching for pics of PBTA, I shows ones that the entire thing is pink. Mine only has pink tips...it's not a great shot, but see the attached pics. The first shot is just to show you where he's been hiding! He has been hiding on the back of this rock since I got him 2 days ago.

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Old 07-11-2010, 03:15 PM   #2
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That is the exact same coloring of mine. Its a gbta or a green bta. The tips have little purpleish dots right? It looks like its doing well. When researching, simply research a bubble tip anemone, the coloration has nothing to do with specific care. It looks great, and it will probably come up soon, it needs better flow and lighting. And make sure you feed it!
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:57 PM   #3
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Thanks Berger! Why is it called a green bta when I don't see any green? Confusing!! And yes, it has the pink/purplish tips to it. I really wanted a rbta, but way too expensive for me right now! Waiting for it to come out, which I hope it does soon b/c it's so pretty! And I'm going to feed it tonight. I love watching them eat, it's so amazing!!
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:59 PM   #4
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Also, was told that it will possibly host my false percular clowns. Is that true? Research says they don't have any relationship in the wild.
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:14 PM   #5
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Beware of buffing. I had a maroon clown hurass the hell out of my green bta, ended up giving the bta to my chemistry teacher b/c it wasn't doing to hot and my tank at the time was too small
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:15 PM   #6
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Well from the picture it looks very green. And your clownfish will probably host it in the future. Mine aren't hosting my gbta, but tank-bred clownfish for some reason don't have as much of an instinct to host as much as wild caught clowns do. Their desire to host an anemone usually comes later in their life. Bubble Tip Anemones are NOT percula's natural anemone to host, maroon clowns are. But clowns will usually take any anemone(or anemone looking coral) they can find. So good luck, and post some new pictures once it comes out of hiding!
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:16 PM   #7
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but your anemone is very bleached and far from healthy looking.
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:45 AM   #8
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Hard telling from the pics, but it looks like a very badly bleached green bubble tip with pink tips...a fairly common color morph, but it should be much darker green.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:07 PM   #9
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Well it's been about 9 months since I got my anemone. Since then, it has changed significantly. He is now brown and green with pink tips and the clown fish is finally hosting it! It doesn't seem to have any bubble tips anymore. Here is a poor pic but hope to get a better one up soon. Everytime I go to close to the tank, the clownfish hides!!
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:34 AM   #10
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Looks better.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:38 AM   #11
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Well it's been about 9 months since I got my anemone. Since then, it has changed significantly. He is now brown and green with pink tips and the clown fish is finally hosting it! It doesn't seem to have any bubble tips anymore. Here is a poor pic but hope to get a better one up soon. Everytime I go to close to the tank, the clownfish hides!!
Yours looks very similar to mine. It's has never gotten the bulb looking tentacles back, since the first few days in my tank. I have read about this as much as possible and still dont have a definitive answer but temperature and water quality seem to be the main reasons for the "stringy" tentacles.

On a good note mine has been alive for over a year now and has grown from 2" to about 7". So while it may not have the "bubble" tips it seems to be healthy otherwise.
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:56 PM   #12
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Impressive! I diidnt see when you first got it or I would have told you that it was a bleached anemone and near death. You have brought it back though. good job!
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:30 PM   #13
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So an update on this thread....my clown fish have laid eggs! And my anine is huge! Will post pics as soon as I upload.feom my phone
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:31 PM   #14
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Sorry auto correct...the anemone is huge!
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:54 PM   #15
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Nice nem. I have a green BTA, too. Here's a coupla photos of then (bleached) and now (healthy & huge - 14"):
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