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Old 05-08-2015, 11:53 AM   #1
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Rbta split!!!!

Ok so last night I went to bed with a single rose bubble tipped anemone this morning I woke up with two RBTA!!! I've never had an anemone split but have heard that it could mean good things and bad things. Will my clown host both of them or only one? Is it good that it split in two??? I'm curious
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Old 05-08-2015, 12:31 PM   #2
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Not always does it mean a good thing. Alot of times they split because of not so good water quality. Whenever they are stressed they tend to split. It`s always up in the air if the clown will host either one or both. Hopefully all will be OK.
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Old 05-08-2015, 12:41 PM   #3
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I'm hoping everything will be ok with the two of them now it seems like my clown is jumping from one to the other which I hope he continues to do haha I need to go get my water completely checked last time I went to get it checked they were all out of stuff for the test kits
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The thing that actually astounded me was how quick it split! I've never heard of an anemone splitting in one night I always thought it took a course of several days
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It was most likely splitting before that as it does take more than a day. That said, splitting is normally a way of trying to preserve the bloodline, in layman's terms. I'd be concerned, wasn't there issues going on in your system recently? A newly set up tank isn't a place for an anemone due to random parameter swings that can occur.


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Old 05-08-2015, 03:03 PM   #6
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No the only problem I'm having that I know of is my lights I don't believe my parameters are bad I don't seem to be having any stress they're still eating and everything Im going to take water in again today and see if they can test it
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I have a RBTA that split about 18 months ago I think.
All is good and out of the original 2BTA(other is yellow/green) the red was the more settled and healthy appearing one.
The yellow green has had "happy feet" and wondered with little sympathy for others over a year ,but then settled right where the original was.
My water quality is NOT exceptional but probably OK.
The lighting and filter/skimmer are killer!
Never had nems do so well so long!
They are both 7-9 years old as I received the whole set up 2 years ago.
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Old 05-08-2015, 11:18 PM   #8
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Wow!!! That's amazing my RBTA split and are right next to each other on the same rock... My clown seems to be confused on what to do with the two of them haha but he switches constantly and hides in them both. The RBTA was originally a split off a bigger anemone the size of a foot ball a guy sells about 5 a month to my LFS
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Gotta watch the clowns, they can literally beat the small anemones to death. But, clowns will run into dog gone anything, so they will go to both of them.
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It could have been the clown that stressed the anemone enough to split. I've had it happen.
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