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Old 12-21-2008, 10:04 PM   #1
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Help! BTA's taking over my 180

3 years ago (or so) I bought a pair of BTA's for a 75G with PC lighting.

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.

Now look:



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.
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:24 AM   #2
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I'd love to have a problem like that! I can't really help with hat though, sorry! I'd prbly take them to my LFS for some credit. But if you be sure that you don't break the foot, I'd break the rock apart to do it but that's all just me.
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Yeah, I am sure you LFS would love to have a BTA source that doesn't require accross country shipping.
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getting them off the rocks without damaging them will be the tricky part, but if you can do that sell them to local reefers or your fish store.
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