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Old 01/08/2008, 05:15 PM
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My BTA ate my what?!?!

My flame angel....
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Old 01/08/2008, 05:18 PM
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No way! For real? Ate it?
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Old 01/08/2008, 05:20 PM
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Old 01/08/2008, 05:23 PM
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are you certain that that is a BTA and not an LTA?
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Old 01/08/2008, 05:24 PM
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Yep.
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Old 01/08/2008, 05:33 PM
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ahh, thats funny. Sorry, but. Its doing what its ment to do, LTA, BTA, or whichever.

I AM laughing, sorry.
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Old 01/08/2008, 05:34 PM
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NO worries, I am too. I actually laughed quite a bit when my wife called me (she was laughing too)...

"Remember that really pretty fish you just bought and love?"

"Yeah...."

"The anemone's eating it."
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Old 01/08/2008, 05:43 PM
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Wow not only do carpet in hale fish bta/lta do to WOW
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Old 01/08/2008, 05:45 PM
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It sucked it in fairly quickly I guess, because not an hour after I left the house my wife called and started taking pictures.
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Old 01/08/2008, 05:46 PM
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You said you just bought it, maybe it was already on its way out. I would not expect a BTA catch/kill a healthy flame angel that size.
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Old 01/08/2008, 05:47 PM
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I wouldnt be too surprised if your GSM had something to do with it too.
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Old 01/08/2008, 05:48 PM
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It was about 2 weeks ago, the 28th of December, and it looked pretty good to me. I wouldn't expect it either, maybe something tagged it good before the anemone got to it.
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Old 01/08/2008, 05:49 PM
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They all seemed like fairly happy tankmates; my damsel was actually the most aggressive towards the angel.
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Old 01/08/2008, 06:21 PM
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If the fish was fairly new, I doubt the anemone was responsible for the fish's death. A BTA can certainly consume a fish, but as was already mentioned, a BTA is generally little danger to a healthy, larger fish. Small fish, and some bottom dwellers might bolt or blunder into a BTA, causing their deaths, but this is even pretty rare. These anemones just really aren't fish killers.

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Old 01/08/2008, 06:23 PM
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Ah well, since the tax return is on the way, I'm thinking about either (1) filling the tank with coral and buying new lights or (2) upgrading the tank size...
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Old 01/08/2008, 07:37 PM
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Ah well, since the tax return is on the way, I'm thinking about either (1) filling the tank with coral and buying new lights or (2) upgrading the tank size...
thinking I need a bigger tax return...
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Old 01/08/2008, 11:51 PM
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we had a guy in our club lose a copperband to a BTA.
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Old 01/09/2008, 12:09 AM
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I just look at it this way... We are creating a enviroment that we want to be realistic so you have been successful. "The circle of life"
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Old 01/09/2008, 12:11 AM
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of all things to be eaten...

here is a pic of a peppermint shrimp getting chowed down on by my rose...classic...just classic!!! bye bye!!!



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Old 01/09/2008, 12:57 AM
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my understanding is that the carpet anemones are fish killers. the others it seems are less interested in fish. am i correct?
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Old 01/09/2008, 02:08 AM
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I dont understand how you can laugh at that to be honest. You just lost a beautiful flame angel. Bet you wouldnt laugh if I threw one of my 18" aggresive fish in there to devour your whole tank. Its circle of life like someone said right?
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Old 01/09/2008, 02:17 AM
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well that would be fallacious reasoning. intent must be considered here for one. second, your analogy would only work if he intentionally put the flame in there to be consumed. these animals consume each other in nature so what was his crime?
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Old 01/09/2008, 02:39 AM
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its a risk anyone takes whhen they put anemones in a tank with anything but clowns. There is nothing you can do about it. I had a carpet eat a naso and a racoon butterfly before I decided it needed a dedicated tank.
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Old 01/09/2008, 07:03 AM
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Coral Banded Shrimp named Pinchy
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