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Old 11-08-2005, 06:22 PM   #1
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BTA "blown up" is it happy? PIC

BTA "blown up" is it happy?
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Old 11-08-2005, 06:25 PM   #2
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It sure is! Very pretty looking and very health. How long have you had this thing?
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Old 11-08-2005, 06:27 PM   #3
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It has been in the main 6 hrs. That is why I was asking. The cinnamon clown has already claimed him for his new home.
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Old 11-08-2005, 06:35 PM   #4
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Sounds like all is well in your tank. From what I understand, they will deflate their bubble tips and their arms will become stringy and reach out when looking for food. He looks content to me.
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Old 11-08-2005, 06:39 PM   #5
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From what I've read, if you want to feed them, wait for the bubles to recede, and then offer it some food when it's sweepers are out.

The coral looks beautiful!
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Old 11-08-2005, 06:53 PM   #6
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Well now it has shrunk to nothing I guess it is testing out the tank since it is new.
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Old 11-08-2005, 06:54 PM   #7
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BTW Brodie: The bubble came from fishsupply also.
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I believe it blew up in reaction to being placed in a new environment, not necessarily a negative or positive reaction. Bubble tips or no bubble tips is not an indication of hunger, no one really knows for sure (plenty of anecdotal opinions, including my own) why some exhibit the bubble behavior in some tanks and not in others. I only mention this not to stir the pot, but just to make sure you don't feed and feed and feed assuming that if it is "stringy" it requires food.
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I agree with Hoops, my BTA never really had bubble tips for the first year, now all of a sudden it does and I have not changed anything. Actually the bulbs are getting old and are due to be changed. Very strange???
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He was normal size for about 3 hrs, had small bubble tips then it "blew up" for about 15-20 min (pic) then shrunk up
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