Originally Posted by Gloomisboy
Got a BTA a couple of days ago after the first day it decided to place it self in a overhang of a large rock. The problem is that its upside down and really gets into the overhang during the day. At night when the lights go out it comes out and expands triple in size. I figured it would move once the lights come on. But going on my third day and still no movement. Should i wait to see if it moves on its own or try to move it myself? How am i suppose to feed it upside down? Here is a pic of when i first put it in. Will put up a pick of where it placed itself later.
I don't advise attempting to move a nem unless you either A) have a lot of previous experience with nems or B) are willing to accept a potential loss while getting some experience with nems : ) what you are seeing is very normal light acclimation. Don't rush to feeding, poking, prodding or otherwise jackin' with your new nem. It may settle where it is and never move again and it may move nearly every day, the nem gets to determine that. It did look a little bleached so after a week or so, you could try a small piece of silver side while it's 'inflated'. Never force food into a nem, if it's ready, the food will 'stick' to the nems tentacles and nature will tame it's course from there. Best of luck, hope you will post updates in the coming weeks.