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Old 03-16-2009, 01:54 PM   #1
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Picked up a Nice BTA..where'd he go?

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Well.. made my weekend rounds to check out some LFS's in my area. One store was having an Invert sale and they had a really nice BTA for $25.

So.. I picked it up.. Drip acclimated it for 1+hours, placed it in the tank in a nice spot. He kind of shrunk himself down for a while. Then last night, I watched him for a couple hours under my Moonlight LEDS. Pretty cool watching him relocate.

Anyway.. Right now, he's pretty deep inside my LR in a hole. I can barely see him. I assume he should make his way out when he get's a little more comfortable with his surroundings?
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I'd say that's a good bet.
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How much lighting do you have on your tank? BTAs will require pretty intense light. I would say at least T5 or VHO and MH is even better.
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He`ll go where he wants to. What type lighting do you have?
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I have T5 Lighting.. 36inch Nova Extreme Pro.. 6 Bulb fixture (3X10k and 3 Aticinic)
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That should be enough light. My guess is he is finding a spot he likes.
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I agree that lighting should be OK. Let him find his spot and you`ll see him out.
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He'll come out unless he gets stuck somewhere--which is what happened to mine.
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He'll come out unless he gets stuck somewhere--which is what happened to mine.
And??? Does your story have a happy ending??

Mine is still in his hole.. Although, at night, he seems to come out a little bit.
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I have an RBTA and after a 1 1/2 months period he decide last night to move under the rock he was resting on. I believe he is going to relocate himself so now I have to be alert cause he can sting corals to dead if he keeps moving everywhere...They'll move until they find that right spot for them..., Once they do they will rest there foot and stay in that spot and grow a good 12 inches or more.... Good Luck. ... Also I think Ziggy has a Good Picture of His RBTA that is really huge.
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