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Old 10-15-2007, 04:58 PM   #11
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Yeah...another one of those "Things that make you go hmmmmm"
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:33 PM   #12
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Funny thing...Since my clown made his new friend....I see no more fade spots or tears in his fins.
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Hopefully he will be OK. Just follow the others advice.
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:33 PM   #14
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:48 PM   #15
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Nice ones! I cant wait till i get my annnomeee
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:04 PM   #16
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IMO, it would be okay to feed it smaller pieces of food (shrimp, scallop, whatever you feed) but make it very small
I agree w/ DT. While I don't regularly feed my anemones, when they are bleached they have no energy producing zooxanthellae. Therefore they can not gain much if any nutrients from the lighting. Target feeding bleached anemones, carefully, is the best way IME to reverse the bleaching and get the zoox back (as the zoox comes back, you'll see some coloring start to come back into the anemone). As said though, too much food and/or too often and you can end up causing more stress and doing more harm. Best to stick w/ very small pieces about once a week or so. Monitor the anemone and adjust feedings accordingly-ie. if it starts looking worse, shriveling, retracting more, etc. a day or two after feeding, back off. FWIW my BTA's seemed to react best to krill when they where bleached.
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For the maturity of the tank...all I can say is my water params have been rock solid for the last 3 months
There are many, many biological/chemical processes going on in a reef aquarium. With only the handful of tests common/available, you get just a brief overview at best of whats going on in the tank. That is why a time table is generally given ie. 8-12 months to measure tank maturity. They have a discussion about this somewhere on talkingreef.com. I listened to it about a year or two ago, but I can't find it back or I would link to it.

When everything settles in, and the BTA is not bleached, I would adjust your lighitng schedule so that all the lights, actinic and 10k, run together for at least 8-9 hours. I'd prefer closer to 10 hours, maybe a little more using PC lighting on tanks w/ high light animals. BTA's will eat up fluorescent lighting and love it.
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:29 PM   #17
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OK..it's been 11 days. I have feed the BTA twice in that time...little bits of mysis w/ selcon & zoe.

In this time it has been all closed (cant see any tentacles) at times,

It has been opened all out.

When the lights go out, it looks like it's dead.

The tips have not been bubbled since the first couple days I got it.

I see no color coming back to it.

It looks to pretty much have stayed in the same spot. Maybe moving 1 inch left or right or up.


I guesss what I'm getting at is...how long does it take to start getting better (If it gets better)? How often should I attempt to feed? I'm just like a worried mother..and it sucks!!
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I would feed it about half a silverside (~1'' to 1.5'' long) twice a week to give it enough time to digest. The color should start coming back within 4-6 weeks and get better as time passes.

How does it react when you feed it? Does it quickly close up and eat the food or is it slow?

Other than the fact that it is bleached, it looks pretty good. It shouldn't be difficult to get healthy again. The weekly 20% pwc helps out a lot.
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It's Gone!! I put a tiny piece of silverside in it today and it didnothing....Eventually a fire shrimp came along and took it. It wont eat...What else is there to do?
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Not much you can do but watch it. If you see it start to disentregate take it out of your tank. I think your tank is just too young and unstable to help revive a sick(bleached) anemone.
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