Originally Posted by HoopsGuru
I was wondering if you could post what you think might have caused it to split. Were you feeding it more, changed conditions, etc.?
Darn good question...I most definately didn't do it on purpose, but I can summarize what I have in my journal...
The BTA was added 9/7 and began to split 11/10. I have her in a 26-gallon acrylic tank at 80 degrees and SG
1.025, pH goes from 8.0 to 8.4. I use C-Balance for calcium and all the other stuff for invertebrates. Food consists of phytoplankton for the corals, I don't know if the BTA eats it, but she always has shorter, bubbly-er tentacles after the dose. The clowns also bring home their food - formula 1 and 2.
One odd thing is I use water from an LFS
near my home that claims to be from the ocean near "Catalina Island," I set the tank up with this and haven't had the guts to switch away yet, but I'm trying to work up the nerve to move to a mix because I am worried of a breakout of marine velvet that killed all but one of my 5 fish 3 weeks ago. I'm pretty sure it came from the water because the fish were in there for over a month before the first death.
After looking this over, I would venture to guess that since anemones have such a slow metabolism, the splitting is probably a lucky leftover from the place I bought it from that splits BTA's regularly. I'll see if I can get some inside info from them.