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Old 01/01/2008, 09:56 AM   #1
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GBTA loosing it´s bulbs

Hi there and happy new year.

i have a question conserning my GBTA, when i got it at firs it had alot of bulbs, but now there almost all gone, it´s more like a LTA right now.
It still eats an looks good in every other way. what could be the cause of this and how can i fix this? all my paramets are in good shape, i increasing my calsium level thease days, is that possible cause?


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Old 01/01/2008, 10:11 AM   #2
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what do you feed it?


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Old 01/01/2008, 10:35 AM   #3
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I feed it with a mix of mysis and regular supermarket shrimps...


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Old 01/01/2008, 11:04 AM   #4
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BTA will most likely lose ther bubble tips over time there is nothing we can do to prevent this, I dont think anybody knows why they do lose them.


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Old 01/01/2008, 11:11 AM   #5
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Does this only happen in captivity? are those anemones breed or are they picked up from some reef?


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Old 01/01/2008, 11:22 AM   #6
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Personally I've never had a bta, I've heard that having a clown will help in keeping the bubble tips rather than them becoming flacid. I don't know if there is any truth to this though.


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Old 01/01/2008, 12:18 PM   #7
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Maybe your lights are getting old. Try changing out the bulbs and,after a couple of days, placing your BTA as high as you can


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Old 01/01/2008, 12:26 PM   #8
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I love the location it´s in now, i don´t dare to move it...


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Old 01/01/2008, 12:30 PM   #9
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How offten do you feed it? If it every other day try going a bit longer between feedings and see if you notice a differance.


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Old 01/01/2008, 12:55 PM   #10
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I had a BTA for almost ten years. It went through phases of having bubbles and not. It wasn't tied to food, or lighting, or position - it just seemed to happen. I had a tomato clown hosting in it the whole time.


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Old 01/01/2008, 01:36 PM   #11
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I'm with MalHavoc, I've had a Rose BTA for over 5 years. It's cloned over 20 times. I still have 8 in my system, some are bubble tip, as was the mother. And some have changed to long tentacle. I just noticed the other day two that were long tentacle are now bubble tip again? I stopped feeding them 3-4 years ago because this just prompted splitting.. They are all healthy and I have never lost any...

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Old 01/01/2008, 01:42 PM   #12
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You guys may be right as well. There's much we don't know about anemone behavior. My RBTA gets more bubbly if I move its rock closer to the surface and also the part of the BTA closer to the light is always the more bubbly part. After a while you will key in on it's likes and dislikes. They have an extremely fussy temperament, for sure.


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