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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I have a pair of tank raised clowns (one onyx ocellaris and one picasso) going on a year now. I put a beautiful big fat red bta in there a month ago. 0 interest. I put up pictures of other clowns in nems (which seemed ridiculous to me, but didn't hurt to try) Ive been feeding directly...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    My LFS has a really nice GBTA and A RBTA. I have always wanted a nem and I checked and they are both eating and the Green one is hosting a clown. I have a 75g reef tank, but I am worried because my nitrates range between 20-25ppm. I know some people have run successful reef tanks with levels...
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    Hi Guys, So recently my tuxedo urchin smashed his way up against my rainbow bubble tip anemone which resulted in many puncture wounds. A few days later the anemone still looked quite rough but I thought this was part of it healing. Its been a little over a week and the anemone keeps getting...
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    Hey everyone, Curious about my Bubble Tip Anemone. I currently have 3 anemone in my tank, all from the same original anemone. One of them has been closed up the last 2 days, and moving around the tank. It has been expelling some waste, but I have never seen it last as long as this time. It has...
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    Hi everyone! So I have a green BTA and a Maroon Anemonefish. As of late my Maroon has been feverishly picking up the pieces of algae wafer that I supplement with and feeding them to the BTA. The BTA (of course) spits it right out. Is there anything I could do to discourage this behavior? SHOULD...
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    Hey guys, just happened to notice that my BTA was splitting, and got a couple pictures of it. The clone isn't inflating yet, but hoping it will start to recover shortly. I added a new carbon reactor yesterday and I am wondering if that had something to do with the split. My main concern right...
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    So after having my 30g up and running and everything going well with some corals I decided to try BTA again. I got a RBTA from my local LFS on 3/19/16, drip acclimated him and everything was fine. That was a Saturday. By Sunday one of my marroon clowns were hosting. The RBTA found a good home...
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    This is a shot in the dark, but is it possible that Hermit crabs would eat a bta's tentacles? The bta is small, about an inch and a quarter across. I've seen a few hermits around it from time to time. the bta's tentacles shrank and became stringy and have almost disappeared. Now they have...
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    Okay, so I've had this large GBTA for almost two months now. Everything has been great with it. It eats readily( It eats almost every day because of the gold striped maroon clown that hosts it and I target feed it twice a week), it shrinks up/inflates on a regular basis, and while it's mouth...
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    Any suggestions on how to teach my Wyomong Whites to host in my BTA? I'm assuming because they were capitive breed they have no clue how to host. I don't really know but would love suggestions on how to get them to notice it and host in it.
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    I just purchased a BTA and I think it is splitting. Trying to find out if this what he is doing ... Any help would be appreciated.
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    I have several BTAs and have seen them with swollen mouths b4, but I've got one with swollen mouth that won't go down. It's been almost 2 weeks. I've fed it and it eats fine and hasn't tried to relocate. It's not excreting anything from the mouth either. Water parameters r all wi range. has...
  13. Anemones
    Has anyone seen BTAs thrive in high nitrate tank?
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    Hi, I have had a BTA for about 2 month now. When I first got it, it had bubbles for about 2 days. The rest of the time it looks like the attached image😔 Does it look unhealthy? I have looked at other forums but have just decided to join myself. thanks
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Pick up this green tip bubble tip today for $20. Whole body is tan, no tears anywhere, mouth closed, had bubbles at the lfs, and they had it for a month. Acclimated it for an hour, it wandered all around this rock island all evening and has picked under this ledge in the shade for now. My...
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    I have had this BTA for about 3-4 months. When I first introduced it to the tank it stayed in the back behind the rocks until it made its way up the to the rim of the tank just on top of one of my powerheads where it wasn't receiving the best lighting. That's where it stayed and I figured it was...
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    so ive had this BTA for over a year now, and its kinda a jerk. the tips have never bubbled, it hangs upside down in my rock work, and has at least trippled in size. but my clown fish love it. this BTA mkes sure it is in the very middle of my tank but opens towards the back wall. recently it...
  18. Anemones
    My nems are not looking so hot. I have three (split from one large) nems that have gone down hill it seems this past week.. They pretty much stay shriveled up and the tentacles do not extend at all like they used to. They are pretty much short little nubs now. They have been this way for over a...
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    I recently purchased a SMALL Rose BTA from LFS. Acclimated fine and attached to a rock within seconds of laying him down. Tentacles were fully extended and he looked happy. Started moving (very slowly obviously) and was in my tank for about an hour before the lights turned off. At that point...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I've woken up this morning and noticed my Emperor Cardinal is missing!! He's not swimming about and I cannot find a body in the tank :( Is it possible my BTA could have had him for breakfast?? I cant see the fish in the mouth and he was only fed 2 days ago (5ml syringe of brine shrimp).
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