Fragging a GBTA

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  1. Jaak

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    Hi Anemone,

    Any advice on fragging a green bubble tip anemone? Mine has grown to an unbelievable size and i either want to get a new home for it or i would like to frag it. Anybody else that has had any experience with this please let me know. Thanks.
     
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  3. crispin

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    any chance of a pic?
     
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    Hmmm tagging along. Very interested in how people frag things.
     
  5. Jaak

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  6. FransSny

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    same here
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Can we make an "arrangement" somehow for a frag, Jaak ;) I will make VERY sure that anemone's stay away for my powerheads! ;)
     
  8. Jaak

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    Dude, we can definitely talk! Maybe it's time for you to show and tell about your week??
     
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    WOW Jaak, No Fear :thumbup:
    Would love to be there when you do frag it.
     
  10. crispin

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    i know robvdb likes fragging things and i think he has done a nennie or two, not certain maybe ask him?
     
  11. Jaak

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    Of course you're going to be there mate! Who else will take the awesome photo's and be there for moral support when I make the big cut!!
     
  12. Anemone

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    Carefully get it off the rock that it is on. If you injure it, put it back in the tank without propagating (at this point, it may split on its own). I prefer to place a towel on a cutting board to cut the anemone. This prevents it from sliding when you cut. Use a super sharp knife or a razor blade. A razor blade is my preference. Start at the center of the mouth, and cut to the outer edge. Then go back to the center and make another cut on the opposite side. Don't feed for a week to 10 days. If you have any questions let me know. I posted some pictures a while back in this thread:

    Anemone Pics - Page 2 - Anemone's

    Good luck! It really is much easier than most think.
     
  13. Warr7207

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    How is this a GBTA ?
     
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    I thought they looked like this:

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    That's how it was sold to me last year. It's green with pink tips and pinkish flesh colour on the bottom.
     
  16. Jaak

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    Warr, what do you think it is then?
     
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    I googled it and found both pics, ones that looks like the one I posted and ones that look like yours. Maybe yours is in much better health thats why it looks different. I don't know though...
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Manic - not all the BTA's have bubbles on their tips. As far as I know, there is no explanation so far, as to why they "loose their bubbles".... I stand to be corrected on this though...
     
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    You are correct. Many loose their bubbled tips in captivity. Some regain them from time to time. Hopefully, someday we will understand why.
     
  20. Jaak

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    Some of the tentacles do have bubbles, some on the tip and some on the base of the tentacle!
     
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    Didnt think a anemone would survife being cut, they were supose to split by itself.
     
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