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Old 01-31-2014, 10:32 AM   #1
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Exclamation Rosebulb tip anemone

Hey all, just have a question about my RBTA. I noticed this morning that 2 of its tentacles detached, it seems like it's still functioning tho....strange?! Anyway, my anemone itself is in perfect condition and has been in my tank for 5 months.
I also have a 4 spotted wrasse in my tank, but I know he doesn't bother it. 2 pyramid tip snails and 2 mini crabs (not sure of their actual name, but very basic for a reef tank)
So, as far as I know nothing is threatening it, in that sense. Really don't think my baby starfish or sand drifting starfish are a threat either.
Any ideas as to what this could mean?
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Poor water parameters and/or lack of lighting.

You've had it 5 months. How old is the tank now?
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Thanks checked params and pH was alittle low and there was a bit of salt build up on my light. Let's hope this helps
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Tank is 6 months
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Tank is 6 months
There is your problem. Your tank is not mature or stable enough for a nem. Minimum 10-12 months old before adding a nem. I would rehome it before it gets worse.

What lighting are you using?
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There is your problem. Your tank is not mature or stable enough for a nem. Minimum 10-12 months old before adding a nem. I would rehome it before it gets worse.

What lighting are you using?
If its been living in the tank for 5 months I doubt its an issue with tank maturity.

What are your parameters?
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My thoughts exactly Mebbib, every parameter was spot on except for pH was a bit lower so I buffed it. Salt levels were perfect of 1.022 and temp is in normal range
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Your salinity is a tad low, I wouldn't want to keep anything below 1.024. How about your nitrate levels?
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My thoughts exactly Mebbib, every parameter was spot on except for pH was a bit lower so I buffed it. Salt levels were perfect of 1.022 and temp is in normal range
BTA can survive in less than stable conditions for 5 months, they can deteriorate very slowly, your tank probably isn't stable enough. Your ph was low and your specific gravity is also low, so you are not stable. What kind of lighting and a picture of the nem would be of help. A 1 month old tank is not ready for fish, alone a nem.
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