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Old 07-22-2013, 09:45 PM   #1
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does my bta look happy?

My first bta. Can't really tell if he's happy or meh. What you guys think?

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Old 07-22-2013, 09:48 PM   #2
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he looks very very white to me...is he that white in person? What color is he supposed to be? red? green?
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Green I think. Got him maybe a week ago and he had that color
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:15 PM   #4
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what lighting do you have and tank size?
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24g cube with 120w leds (dimmable)
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:20 AM   #6
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It is very bleached aka not healthy:

Bleached Anemone:
The lost of color or “bleaching” is a result of the loss of an anemone’s zooxanthellae. This can happen for a number of reasons such as excessive temperature changes, excessive lighting, insufficient lightning, physical stress, excessive salinity, etc.
Just like corals, anemones use their zooxanthellae to feed on light. The other part of their nutrition comes from meat. Unfortunately, they cannot survive solely on captured prey as their primary source of energy. An anemone without zooxanthellae is usually on the brink of death so:

Bleaching can be reversed, but it takes commitment and time. First thing to do is to is to provide excellent water quality and optimal lighting. If you fear your light is too strong, you can simply reduce the photo period and increase the time slowly over a couple of weeks. This will allow the anemone to addapt. When the light is too strong, the anemone will usually hide from it. The anemone should also be feed in small quantities on a regular basis (3-4 times a week) until it’s color recovers. This will keep it from starving since it dosn’t have it’s symbiotic algae to help out.
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Wow thanks for the insightful knowledge. I just got a little smarter
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:55 PM   #8
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My first bta. Can't really tell if he's happy or meh. What you guys think?
How long have you had the nem under those lights? Those lights are good enough for anemones. You could possibly be bleaching it by setting the LEDs too high?
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:59 PM   #9
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I've added him to my tank about a week ago and fed him twice. Seemed to eat both times. Right now he's hiding under rocks so ill guess he'll come around whenever he's ready. The lfs I went to had a few more anemones and they all were this colored.
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What's you levels cal,mag,alk also what level you have the lights how high off the water.
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