Urgent help needed Green bubble tip anemone in danger?

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  1. duanead

    duanead

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    Hi guys I bought a bubble tip anemone on saturday.I'm no expert with anemone this is my first my tan k is 1.5 years old so thought it was time for one.

    At the petshop when I saw the anemone it was under a rock and then the guy said hell be fine and then I placed it in my tank and same happened it move from one of my rocks to a cave underneath and it also doesn't get any light now,

    Is this a problem?
     
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  3. Gazzer

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    Let it settle for a while. Don't move him or anything. What lights do you have and what are your tanks parameters?
     
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    duanead, dont stress too much at the moment. its commong for a BTA to retract deep into a reef to start and find a safe protected place for its foot to attach. It may well move around the tank untill it settles properly and then it should extend outwards from that position to find the light it needs. For now just let the fella get used to its new home.

    congrats on the nenie though, what colour and how big is it?
     
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    I got a nennie as well on Saturday. Placed him on the highest rock and switched off my flow pumps to ensure he settle.

    Later the evening he moved down into a cave. It is now Wednesday and he is halfway back to the top of the rock. As far as I understand they will be shy in the beginning and feel threatened, thus moving lower.

    As the guys said, keep an eye on your parameters, but don't move the nennie!!
     
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    Another thing is that they will deflate when moved. Mine deflated to the size of a tennis ball, after 3 days in the tank he is the size of a dinner plate!!!!
     
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    Hey duaeand ..dont Stress its normal for a BTA
    to Do that ..,let it be and dont disturb it ,BTA love rock an
    On Mid water, wait a few days u see it out an about
    They love excellent wat quality ..watch Yr water parameters
    Once His out feed him shrimp,
    IHave aRBTA and that wat i feed him twice a week.
    Dont Stress ....good Luck
     
  8. duanead

    duanead Thread Starter

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    Wow thanks guys that is a big relieve,

    I'm running 3x150 w metal halides+4x24w actinic t5s
    Parapmeters:
    Calcium 500
    Magnesium 1315
    Ph 8.1
    Alkalinity is 8dkh
    Salinity 1.026
    Rest I don't test

    But thank you guys,the nennie is a beautiful green colour as big as my hand will post pics if the bugger comes out
     
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