3 years ago (or so) I bought a pair of BTA's for a 75G with PC
Yeah, bad idea. One died after a month. The other one shrivelled up to the point it had no tentacles, and was all white.
I ordered MH
lighting after losing the first one. The remaining BTA started improving immediately after that.
After 1 year, it had 1" tentacles, and was darker. Look close in the pic below for it, top center, just above the blue tang.
The last year has been different. About 8 months ago, it split into 3 buds. Then those 3 split again. Then two of those have each split.
They're not struggling - these guys are seriously growing. One of the (from the original) is over 10" across at times.
I know this is a wierd problem to have, but does anyone have tips for getting these guys to slow down their growth before they take over my tank completely? I only feed them every week or two.
180G build thread
180G All-glass with dual megaflows in a custom stand
AquaC EV-180 skimmer
250 pounds LR
160 pounds aragonite
Custom acrylic sump from GlassCages.com
2xPCX-40 return pumps
2x250MH 14K, 2x175MH 14K - PFO lighting, 2x65W PC
No-name 36W UV
Water General 125GPH RO/DI