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Old 08-14-2013, 07:12 AM   #1
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My little bubble tip wont eat.

I have a small bubble tip anemone and worry because it isn't eating what i feed it. I am doing something wrong. The light is proper, it should be eating... but it isn't. It sucks in whenever i add food.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:43 AM   #2
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I wouldn't worry, if you have the right lighting you don't need to feed it, it gets all it needs form the light got any pics? Is it new to the tank? I have two nems and never feed them, although I am sure they pick up something's when I feed the tank...
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Here are two pics from today. I have the best lighting (i believe). When i see food hit its tentacles it seems to shrink into nothing to get away from it. Is that normal?
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:13 AM   #4
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It is about a week old in our tank. We have a little camel shrimp and our two clowns.
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:29 AM   #5
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What kind of lights do you have? I still think you don't need to feed it at all, hopefully it moves to a spot where it is in more light though!
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:02 AM   #6
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The other one is eating awesome now. He just loves octopus!!!

Does anyone know what the lighter one is called besides BTA?
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Great pics!
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Not the best picture but you get the gist. Are all three of these bubble tips? The LFS here says they are but they look so completely different. The newest one is olive green with neon green stripes and a pink tip. The clear/white one has green and orange tips but no bubbles and the first one i bought is green with long tentacles with white and red/pink tips (they look like eyes) and white marbling around the base of the tentacles and mouth.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:01 AM   #9
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They all look like bubble tips to me, the white one doesn't look too good. Did they choose inside the shells? I can't imagine they are getting all the light they need in those shady spots, I would keep an eye on that. Despite the name bubble tips are not always bubbly, some have longer stringy bits. You are also rocking some killer aptasia, have you tried getting rid of it?
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I just cut down on the aptasia (i kinda like the little buggers). I asked about the white one when i saw it at the LFS and when i went back (2 weeks later) it was still looking the same so i bought it. Now i have been reading about bleaching and such. Any tips? I never see it eat. The two chose those spots on their own. I set them in the sand and they moved tot he shells. Should i move them?
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