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Old 09-24-2005, 09:30 PM   #1
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i just introduced a bubble tip anemone into my tank and it hasnt really moved around much. Is this normal, and if it is, how long may it take for him to start looking for a good place. I have put him on the sand right now.
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Old 09-24-2005, 09:32 PM   #2
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It's hard to say for sure. It will depend on your tank as well as the anemone. Mine sat still for a day before it began wandering. Then wandered around for close to a week before settling down. Good luck with your new anemone.
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You might want to place it on the rocks. My BTA will not travel across the sand, nor will all the clones...I actually use the sand to isolate them from the coral side of my tank. This is anecdotal.
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i put him on the rocks and he didnt really move so i guess he likes his position. we had some fresh wild halibut in the freezer so i tried and cut him a little piece. First he didnt want it so i though he was getting used to his new position. I tried again five minutes ago and i come back to see his mouth open HUGE which means he is eating. I am so excited as this is my first anemone. wut really makes me frustrated is that my clowns have not given him an second of attention.
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Old 09-25-2005, 07:27 PM   #5
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Actually, if it is eating, it's mouth would be closed and it would be curled around the food. The gaping mouth is a sign of stress. I would discontinue the feedings and give him some time to settle in. Feeding them sometimes can be more harm than good. I suspect it's spit the food out which is really stressful.
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Old 09-25-2005, 08:16 PM   #6
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well last time i checked, he consumed the food. He never actually spat it out, but drew it in. Check these pics i took and judge by them.
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Old 09-25-2005, 08:29 PM   #7
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Hard to tell but that anemone looks like a sebae instead of a bta.
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Old 09-25-2005, 09:12 PM   #8
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lfs told me bubble-tip.
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Old 09-25-2005, 09:19 PM   #9
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Here's the best pic of a sebae I could find. I do believe this is what you have and that the animal you have is bleached. (as is the one from swfish.com.

http://www.saltwaterfish.com/site_11...0c20fb247f84af

While I'm at the site, here is a pic of a bta for comparison.

http://www.saltwaterfish.com/site_11...ot_parent_id=4
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That is NOT a BTA! That is a Sebae- Heteractis sp. possibly H. Malu. Sebae's are high light anemones and do not tolerate feedings. They much prefer to get their energy from an intense light source and what ever food it happens by from fish feedings. The gaping mouth is not a good sign, I would let it be and give it some time. They are more difficult to keep than BTA's. How much light do you have?
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