We recently added a BTA to our tank and had a couple questions. It's funny cause our two clowns took to it the day after we added it to the tank.
There is some funny behaviour though that I would like to ask about just to make sure everything is ok. Tried reading like 30 BTA posts and no luck. lol.
1) Our BTA is just HUGE at nighttime, expands fully and looks beautiful under the moonlights. When the Daylight bulbs kick in, it tends to shrink to like 1/3 of the size and the tentacles look kind of limp. I read they are supposed to be Full int he day as they are reaching for the light. Why is this one backwards? Please see signature for tank and lighting setup.
P.S. Attached photo is a nighttime shot with the flash, caught those clowns in there.
Will take a daytime shot later when the lights come on.
2) I think one of the clowns gets perturbed by this, or this could be somehting totally natural and ok. He will bite the little nib in the center of the anenmoe and pull stringy stuff off. Almost like he was trying to force it to open up. Has anyone heard of this before?
Other than that the clowns are funny, they will go into the tentalces and wiggle really fast on their sides and hangout in there. They are eating well and swim around the tank, but always return to the BTA.
Temp is around 78, PH 8.3, Nitrite, Ammonia at 0.00, Nitrate around 10. The LFS
suggested adding a Strontium supplement once a week.
Thanks for any help you can give on those couple questions.