I have a 34 gallon cube that I have had up and running for several months. This tank was an upgrade from another cube where everything was transferred to the larger tank.
I have had a green bubble tip for the last two weeks and it has been a challenge to say the least. I originally acclimated and placed him into the tank and she promptly went for a shady spot under a ledge. She move around once or twice and then seemed to settle where she seemed happy. Well, then, the BTA started to sink deeper into a crevice and lock on with her foot on an underside of a rock. There she stayed and shriveling up more each day, until I finally decided I must intervene. Her "Foot" locked firmly in place, I flipped the rock to which she is attached and flipped it upside down and exposed her to light. The BTA immediately puffed up and seemed to do much better for the last week. Today, the BTA looked as healthy as I've seen, vibrant green color, foot pink and full holding on and then...... just this evening it was time for her to take another walk. Ugh.
My little BTA moved from the ledge and found another crevice where its sunk again, deep within the rock. What's up with this little guy? Currently its shrivled a little but is in more of a vertical position, but what gives. My water parameters have been spot on throughout, I regularly do water changes and everything else is thriving. I know that anemones can be sensitive, and will move around at will until they find their "Happy Place," but mine has now, not once, but twice decided to move to an underside of a rock to the dark, where it does not thrive.
Any ideas? I know patience is key and I'm willing to move rocks around and keep working to keep this little guy alive, but any help or suggestions would be appreciated. I can see why people say these things are such a challenge to keep!
Water tested today:
Lighting Ecotech Radion. Healthy inhabitants include percula clown, purple firefish, two chromi's, and one very small yellow goby. I have red and blue mushrooms, a orange plate coral, toadstool mushroom, frogspawn, bubble coral, small acan, two small colonies of polyps, a tree leather, a blue clam, and a duncan.
Again, thank you for your time!