BTA sitting in Zoas

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  1. Papitto

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    Hi,

    Finally got a small pale green BTA with red tips, after a year running my tank.
    I placed it in my substrate yesterday afternoon and it looked happy.
    I came home now and it has moved in between my colony of Vietnam zoas(various polyps). The zoas aren't closing, they just seem to be as normal.
    Q: will the BTA(5cm) kill my zoas? Should I just leave it there for now?
     
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    It will kill the zoa eventually. I would move it.
     
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    I would leave it for a few days as the bubble tip could move on its own. Bubble tips need to place their foot in between rocks where it will feel safe. It did not like the sand since it could not hide / protect its foot so that is why it moved. It is reccommended to cover your flow pumps as the bubble tip could get sucked in while it is moving. It floats around searching for a better spot.
     
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    I'm keeping an eye on it and the zoas are still open even though this BTA is nestled between the zoa colony.
    Will get some foam over my pumps.
     
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    if the BTA opens op and its the underside of the anemone that touches the zoas then the zoas will be fine. its only when the actual tentacles touch the zoas that they would close up due to stinging.
     
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    Zoas still open. BTA hasn't moved.
    Aptasia is stinging the zoas cos they close slightly.
     
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