Anemones

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  1. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    So I just bought a green BTA, it really doesn't look upset or mad. I can't see the mouth to know if it's tight or loose. But the foot looked very good when I bought it. When it was in the bag I seen the mouth once, it looked slightly open but not sagging or gapping open. I'm very new to anemones so I just want to know how to know it one is happy or not? It is still inflated, when I first put it in my peppermint shrimp gave it a very hard time, so I moved the shrimp into my back sump. I fed it it took the food and looks as if it ate some of the shrimp, but this morning I noticed a small pice of the shrimp being eaten by my clean up crew. It hasn't moved yet and never fully opened. Is it happy or not? Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. DSC reef

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    How old is your tank again cody? Normally you don't want to add a nem until the tank is mature and VERY stable. I'd stop feeding it for now and let it do what it wants without any intervention. Anemones will digest what they can and spit out the rest. It's best to remove any uneaten food, especially in a tank that small since things can get out of whack quickly. Another thing to think about is the risk of keeping a nem with surrounding corals in a small tank since it can decimate the corals in its path. For now just leave it be.
     
  4. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    My tank is almost 8 months old... it is very stable as far as nitrates and pH the only thing was that calcium issue I had. I did some reading before I bought it and I knew that it would a little challenge as far as where it wanted to be and my other coral. Once my cleanup crew was don't with what was leftover of the shrimp I did remove it..... (actually I fed my peppermint with it) I guess my guesting is, it's where I can't see its mouth, how can I know if it's happy. Looks as if it's bubbles are starting to come back again. But still hadn't moved, and it's not fully open. Now it is about 3/4 open and the tenticles are swaying in the current.
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Looks a bit bleached. I'd let it be while it's acclimating to your system.
     
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  7. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    They had it in a shallow tank at the LFS.
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I haven't messed with it since I put it in and fed it yesterday. I'm not touching it.
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    As the lighting started to turn into day it's looking 100% better.
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Good. Don't feed it. I have never fed my three rbta I have.
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Oh wow, what does it eat? How long before I can let my clown host it... my clown is trying now. But I'm getting something to separate them as we speak