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Old 07-23-2015, 07:54 PM   #1
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Bleached anemone?

I got a bubble tip anemone the other day and thought it was really cool the way it had those white tips. Someone (not on AA) has told me those tips are actually bleached! Yikes!

I wold like to know if they are actually bleached and if so what I can do about it.

It's being housed in a 10g nano reef. System is a few months old with stable parameters and weekly water changes. RO/DI system is used for all water in the tank.

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I've never seen a bubble tip anemone with white tips. I don't think those tips are bleached though.
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I've never seen a bubble tip anemone with white tips. I don't think those tips are bleached though.

Thanks Mr_X so should I be concerned about its overall health?


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Bleaching in an anemone looks different than that...it wouldn't simply be contained in the tips. I don't think that this is a negative thing health wise either...though I agree with X here as I've never seen a BTA like it...anemone like sebae on the other hand do have such spots.
That said, after some quick research it seems that people do sell BTA that have spots on the tips of their tentacles. Once things settle as it is still adjusting to your tank we'll see how things are going.
That said, how/what is the lighting over your reef? Intense enough for an anemone?
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Bleaching in an anemone looks different than that...it wouldn't simply be contained in the tips. I don't think that this is a negative thing health wise either...though I agree with X here as I've never seen a BTA like it...anemone like sebae on the other hand do have such spots.
That said, after some quick research it seems that people do sell BTA that have spots on the tips of their tentacles. Once things settle as it is still adjusting to your tank we'll see how things are going.
That said, how/what is the lighting over your reef? Intense enough for an anemone?

Thanks Hank.

I'm using a TaoTronics 165w LED hanging fixture. It's been kept on low (it's fully adjustable) because when I turn it up I've had run ins with algae.


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Powerful bugger for a 10 as it'll cover a 20 with ease. That's most likely why. How are the parameters? How did you acclimate this guy to your new tank?
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Powerful bugger for a 10 as it'll cover a 20 with ease. That's most likely why. How are the parameters? How did you acclimate this guy to your new tank?

Yes he was dropped for well over an hour.

Fish less cycled for around 2 months so no traces of ammonia or nitrites. Nitrates stay below 10ppm with water changes weekly.

Right now it's just a small snowflake clown, a peppermint shrimp, and 2 scarlet hermits.


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Well, guess it'll be just waiting it out to see how it goes.
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It decides to open up after lights off.

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It decides to open up after lights off.

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Doesn't look like there's anything wrong with it. Always keep an eye on anemones for the first while. Keep us updated! Neat anemone.
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