I had a BTA under PC lights it took him about 8 months to dieabong said:i would usually find that true, but the lfs has the pta in a tank in the back pretty much alone, just a few shrimp in there with it under 2 pc's and 2 flourecents and it looks like it is doing just fine(from what i can tell). But if there is a danger then it is probably a good idea to wait until i get mh then.
I agree Bill, sure there are SOME circumstances and exceptions to the rule, for MANY YEARS in some cases....BUT...the VAST MAJORITY of people who try FAIL and KILL the animalFly Guy said:there is some argument that anemones of any kind can be kept under pc's or VHO's but i guarantee you that the vast majority of people who try FAIL and kill the animal.
JennM said:Purple Tipped Anemone - would that be a Condylactus or a Sebae? Got a scientific name?
Kelli if you had a BTA die under PC it wasn't because of the light. I've got one in a client's tank going on 6 years now - 52-g corner tank under 130 W of PC and it's doing great - has split about 4 times now and each daughter is huge (almost time to remove some). Lots of people keep BTA under PC or VHO and they do great. I've got a daughter off one I sold, customer brought back 3 and kept 2, that was last year and she recently told me she's going to bring in 3 more - darned thing keeps splitting and mine which was from hers, split recently. (It's under MH).
Knowing what specie is being discussed here - "Purple Tip" would be helpful in determining its needs.
Poll to comeJennM said:Actually, *IF* the clowns host in it they usually will feed it. My maintenance customer with the many-splitting BTA never target feed it - the skunk clowns living in it do so. And IMO while a BTA will eventually outgrow a 24 cube, there is sufficient light for it. However a perc or ocellaris is not a natural host for BTA so that was a bad match, perhaps. I have ocellaris living in a BTA but that's more the exception than the rule.
Flyguy, if most people who try, fail, it's only because they're ignorant and don't provide for the creatures' care. Can't legislate against stupidity. However for those who research and provide the correct conditions, they can do very well for many years.