Let me share an experience I had. I purchased a rose bubble tip from a wholesale supplier. Chances are that it came almost directly from the ocean. If you bought your BTA from the LFS
, this is probably the same situation.
Anyway, it was slightly bleached. I tossed it in, and it bounced around for a bit then attached. The next day it was in a dark crevice, about half way up. I just assumed (as everyone else does) that it will eventually come out and get happy.
Not having a brain, the anemone just stayed in the dark area and started to get lighter and lighter until I got a little worried. It never came out to the light. Very strange, I thought, but again- no brain= not a problem solver, so I turned the rock upright so the anemone was in the light. The next day, it was underneath in the dark again. lighter and lighter it got Until finally I decided to point a light towards it. I got an LED
, screw-in, floodlight and pointed it at the nem, through the front pane.
Ugly, yes, but it saved it.
So, eventually, it went from this-