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Old 02-05-2014, 10:09 PM   #1
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Is my BTA dying

Hey can someone tell me if my BTA is dying ? Click image for larger version

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Lights are off in the tank. Also my ricordea mushroom is doing the same thing. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-06-2014, 12:54 AM   #2
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How long have you had it? Most of my corals and my two anemones close at nighttime...
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:30 AM   #3
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If it's closed like the first pic regularly, I wouldn't worry to much.... Mine does that all the time. When I did lose my first nem it looked like a drooping slime of a nem. If that happens take it out ASAP. However I have read that some nems come back from near death and major bleaching.
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If it's closed like the first pic regularly, I wouldn't worry to much.... Mine does that all the time. When I did lose my first nem it looked like a drooping slime of a nem. If that happens take it out ASAP. However I have read that some nems come back from near death and major bleaching.

Yea everyday mine looked drooping slime but then it comes back at night I'll send some pics when I get home later. Don't know if I should take it out or not. It still looks like it's fighting for it's life. I just wish it would bounce back.
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Whenever something in the tank like my cleaner shrimp touches the BTA it shrivels up and throws out flesh from his mouth. But then a couple hours later it comes back and looks ok.
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:48 PM   #6
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Does it expel a brown mucus from its mouth ?
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Not dark brown it's more like a light color
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And it only does that when the shrimp touches it or if I put my hand in the tank
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:28 AM   #9
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Hmmmm.... I'd key an eye out for if. If it starts to shrink a lot that's another bad sign.
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Hmmmm.... I'd key an eye out for if. If it starts to shrink a lot that's another bad sign.

It does shrink every other day but then when I turn the lights off and wake up the next day it looks ok and then some days it's stretched out trying to get light looking a lot better then it goes back to shrinking. I just don't know anymore. I feel bad for it is there anything I can do to help it ?
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