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Old 01-09-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
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Pink Tip Bubble Nem Confusion!!!!!!

My BTA has split which is great however............. I now have 3 from 1...... is that common?

I have tested my water and results are following:

Ammo 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 5
SG 1.023
PO4 1.5
PH 8.3
Temp 79f

Fed her Tues and gulped it down as normal, when she split no probs.... however I now have 3 from it so I am a little confused as to why it has happened twice...... all 3 react to touch/shock so seem fine.

Just wondering if anyone has experienced this before.
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:45 PM   #2
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:51 PM   #3
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I feed her once every 4-5 weeks with a cockle.........any more she spits it out, had her in the tank 6 months.
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wow.....never had that happen, but it's pretty cool. do you have enough room for 3 full grown anemones in your tank, or do you have another place you can move any?
reason is, when you add corals, if some have soft polyps sometimes the anemones will latch on to them. I used to have heck with mine going after my Xenia, and flower pot
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I have an 8x2x2 tank so loads of room for them...........no corals yet but will be able to place away from the 'nems'!
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cool...as long as water is good, and they like where they're at, they shouldn't walk on you too much...that's where I had problems...attack of the walking nemone
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:15 PM   #7
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PO4 seems way high. you may want to try to get it down ASAP. While stress from the high PO4 could cause stress enough for your anemone to split, it could also have split natuarlly. Having one slpit into two and then having one of the pairs split again is not that uncommon. I have had it happen a couple of times myself. BTW...what do you have for lighting?
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Good catch on that PO4. Yeah, get that down as quick as you can. I'm surprised you aren't posting about algae issues.

Anemones will split for a number of reasons and one of them is stress. A stressed anemone will split rather quickly. I don't know why that is but I have read it several times.

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PO4 is being adressed as I speak with loads of removal media (0.8 from 1.5) and I am in the process of looking for a PO4 reactor to run constantly.......many thanks for all the advice guys........gratefully received.
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For Ziggy!!!!!!!!!!

As requested 1 before the split & 1 after now there are 3!!
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