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Chisel 09-03-2008 07:03 PM

My first BTA!!!!
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I decided my clown is going to need a home so I came home with this cutie over Labor Day weekend. She is about 3" when fully open and seems to be happy. I took these with an older 2 MP Sony Mavica camera that uses mini cd's.

melosu58 09-03-2008 07:25 PM

Very nice. Is the clown hosting with the anenome. It`s not a guarantee that they will. Mine ignored my BTA and hosted a bubble coral instead.

Chisel 09-03-2008 07:28 PM

Nope. It has shown no interest as of yet. I know these things take time if they happen. Mator....yes I named him Mator, has made his home or "territory" in the upper left side of the tank where the heater is and has sort of a hut of sorts between the powerhead and the heater. He does come out once in a while during the day and goes all over the tank and comes out for feeding.

pat8you 09-03-2008 07:35 PM

That is a really beautiful BTA

Ziggy953 09-04-2008 12:52 PM

Very nice pics!

What kind of lighting do you have on your system and what kind of lighting did the BTA come from?

Chisel 09-04-2008 12:57 PM


Originally Posted by Ziggy953 (Post 897845)
Very nice pics!

What kind of lighting do you have on your system and what kind of lighting did the BTA come from?


I have a Current USA SunDial 48" T5 HO 4x54W Timers & LED's
Bulbs: 2 SlimPaq 10,000k
2 460nm Actinic High Output's

I'm not sure what the store uses.

Ziggy953 09-04-2008 01:04 PM

Duh..I guess I could have read that on your sig, unless you just did that....

The reason I ask is, the BTA looks a little bleached. Could just be the pic but...Keep an eye on it for the next several days. It will darken in color if it is happy. Also you will continue to see the "bubble/bulb" shape to the tentacles.

How old is your system? I don't see a skimmer listed in your equipment, it may be a good idea to get one especially since you have a trigger, the BTA will not be happy without excellent water conditions.

Chisel 09-04-2008 01:37 PM's always been in the sig but its all good.

As for the bleached look. All of the bubble tips they had looked like this. They had long tentacle anemones that were a dark green but I didnt know anything about them and did no know how the fish would react to it. The BTA definitly looks greener in my light than it did at the store. It pretty much looks as it is in the pic....a lime or neon green. It has eaten and seems to have settled in one spot for now. I have only seen it deflated once but i think thats because it .....pooped.

Right now, I am skimmerless. See my posts in the Filtration Choice Poll. I havnt even looked at them yet.

As of last night, my water parameters where right on. I'm pretty good at keeping up with WC's

Devilishturtles 09-04-2008 02:17 PM

Beautiful BTA :)

rich311k 09-04-2008 04:40 PM

Nice anemone!

Chisel 09-14-2008 12:17 AM

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We came home today around 3 in the afternoon and my wife stops before I can get in the door and points to the tank. We got home just as Mator decided to host the BTA!!! At first he was poking his face in and jumping back. Within 20 minutes, he was one with the BTA. Here are some pics. This made my day!

fijiwigi 09-14-2008 12:31 AM

Awesome I like it.

An t-iasg 09-14-2008 02:25 AM

Congrats! Mator looks quite happy!

cmor1701d 09-14-2008 10:07 AM


Ziggy953 09-15-2008 05:37 PM

Excellent! You will see your BTA get happier as he hosts it too.

Chisel 09-15-2008 05:40 PM

So far, so good. We even caught Mator feeding it. Unless he was taking food from the BTA? Do they do that?

Ziggy953 09-15-2008 05:42 PM

Usually what they will do is grab food and run back to the anemone. Sometimes they will stash the food near the anemone and go get more. Mine are kind of sloppy when they eat so they end up feeding the anemone directly.

Chisel 09-15-2008 05:43 PM

But to they actually "take" food from it?

Ziggy953 09-15-2008 05:48 PM

I've never seen my clowns actually take food from the anemone. I don't feed my anemone it gets food from light and what food floats into it when I feed the fish. You don't need to feed the anemone.

melosu58 09-15-2008 06:37 PM

Great looking anenome. I`m glad it worked out. Congrats on the new addition.

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