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Old 01-07-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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BTA wont stay still

Got a rosy BTA last week and since I added it, it hasn't stopped moving. Shady, bright light an now it's on the sandbed.

Should I leave it be or relocate it back to a rock?
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Leave it. It will find the spot where it is happy and stay there. You movr it it will just pack up shop again.
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Good luck with your BTA. We've had 2 in the last 2 weeks and both found our powerhead irresistible and ended up in tiny pieces. A nasty clean up process.
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Good luck with your BTA. We've had 2 in the last 2 weeks and both found our powerhead irresistible and ended up in tiny pieces. A nasty clean up process.
If you have the koralia get some zip ties and some plastic canvas from the craft store and make a cage type thing on the outside of the power head so they can't get in View topic - Problem with Korallia powerhead-fixed • PlanetCatfish.com
I couldn't find the plastic egg things only the sheets but it is the same basic idea and I found putting the canvas on the outside is a lot easier.
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Leave it. It will find the spot where it is happy and stay there. You movr it it will just pack up shop again.
Second that, leave it to find a place to be happy.
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Got a rosy BTA last week and since I added it, it hasn't stopped moving. Shady, bright light an now it's on the sandbed.

Should I leave it be or relocate it back to a rock?
We got a BTA a few months back and it wondered for a while, but then if found a spot it liked and dug itself into the rock and has been there for about a month. If you move him odds are that he will likely move again til he is where he wants to be
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he will certainly move to where he wants to be, let him find it.
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If you have the koralia get some zip ties and some plastic canvas from the craft store and make a cage type thing on the outside of the power head so they can't get in View topic - Problem with Korallia powerhead-fixed • PlanetCatfish.com
I couldn't find the plastic egg things only the sheets but it is the same basic idea and I found putting the canvas on the outside is a lot easier.
Good idea! Too bad we had to loose two BTA's first. Perhaps we won't swear them off completely now, although it will still be a little while.
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Sorry about your nems!!!!! And to the OP, he will find a spot he likes. If he is stupid and goes underneath a rock (happened to my old one) without light, and doesnt move, move him.
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