Clownfish smothering BTA
Hello everyone. For the past several months I have been having a recurrent problem with my BTA. I purchased it about seven months ago, and it acclimated well to the tank with good tentacle extension, color, and little movement. It did great for about a month, until I introduced a pair of percula clowns. They have harassed it to the point where it withdraws completely, looking shriveled and dying. I have removed it from the tank several times to be put in a divider, and this works well as it opens up to its normal shape after a few days of this, but placing it back in the tank results in further clown harassment. The BTA is very small, about 3 inches in diameter, and the clowns give it quite a beating. Any ideas on what to do? I have it out of the tank now, but I don't want to put it back in case it is attacked again.
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