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Old 05-23-2006, 12:33 PM   #1
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BTA noved behind rock, can I move it?

My BTA is behind one of my rocks now and I cant even see it ( any reason why ) Is there any way I can move it without disturbing or hurting it? Also because I cant even get back there to feed it.
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Old 05-23-2006, 12:42 PM   #2
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It would be best not to try to move it......you could harm the foot and then it's a goner for sure. Anemones go where they want...and it's best just to let them do it. You never know, he may come out to another spot out in the open.
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Old 05-23-2006, 12:44 PM   #3
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Well he is going to die if i cant feed him.
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Old 05-23-2006, 04:02 PM   #4
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Well he is going to die if i cant feed him.
That's not necessarily true. You don't have to feed an anemone. They will get sustenance from your lights as well as food in the system when you feed your tank. Target feeding is helpful but not always necessary. I agree not to try to move it. You could hurt it and chances are, it's just gonna move back anyway. Give it some time.
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I just flipped the rock. I have a new clown and it was hosting it behind the rock....well I like to see my fish...so i flipped the whole rock around.
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your bta may have moved for a reason. for lighting flow issues or what he likes may not be wise to have your tank mates to YOUR liking because youll end up with an empty tank in the longrun
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He is doing great now, much better than he was behind the rock. I think it moved because my shrimp was messing with it that night.
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They will move, I have one that goes wandering every now and then. The clown will feed it BTW. I have a large female maroon clown hosting my BTA and she can grab an entire frozen cube in her mouth and will feed the BTA about 3 times a week. The BTA does not always eat, but gets the chance a lot.

If he goes wandering again, just let him be, the clown will feed him, and he will come out if/when he wants to.
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Do you think I have too much light? Is that why he is moving behind the rock into a darker area?
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[code]Do you think I have too much light? Is that why he is moving behind the rock into a darker area?[quote]

I would tend to think it could be the lighting or current. They tend to move to where they are comfortable.
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