Having trouble getting your BTA nennie to split?

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    Been reading up on BTAs recently so just posting some of the articles I'm coming across here for anyones interest...

    @Anemone - Brenda, please feel free to add your input/corrections!
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    Marc Quattromani's experience with BTAs.
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    Recent Experiences with Bubble Tip Anemones - Anemones

    BTA & nennie advice from James W. Fatherree, M.Sc.
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    Aquarium Invertebrates: Entacmaea quadricolor: The Bubble-Tip Anemone | Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine

    Wetwebmedias BTA page
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    BTAnemRMF

    As the name says... :p Karens site on RBTAs
    http://www.karensroseanemones.com/



    Very pretty little inverts indeed...

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    I think it can occur under both circumstances. Either very healthy or stressed. In the second article that was TOTM, the guy gets them spawning pretty often too!
     
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    @Dane what specifically would you like my input on?
     
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    Hahaha! Funny quote error! I didnt say that! ;-)

    I was just wondering if your experience and observations where in line with these authors experience.

    Specifically, I was wondering if you want to get your nennie to split is it possible to encourage/facilitate this? Such as a particular (enhanced?) feeding regime etc. Or is it simply a case of giving the nennie the best care you can and it either happens or it doesnt?
    Something I've seemed to pick up is that certain specific nennies just have a legacy of creating many splits? Although I suppose this is more an artifact of their tank environment etc.
     
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    :eek: I didn't catch that! That is funny! :lol:
     
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    You can do some very amusing things with the quote tool.. ;-)

    hehehe ;-)
     
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    @Dane There are six links posted. I really don't have time to read all six at the moment. Since I've wrote for BobF and I am familiar with his views, I can comfortably say that we agree most of the time. ;)

    Karen and I also agree most of the time. Off the top of my head, I can say that some of Karen's protective barriers are not anemone safe, IMO. I also don't agree with the size of the food portion that she sometimes uses for BTAs.
     
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    Be careful......I don't think Dean has given anyone a time out lately! :tt2:
     
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    Good god did I post 6 links... :whistling: I really need to focus on my thesis more!
    Thanks for the input as always :)

    Hahaha, surely Deans not that heavy handed with the bans! ;-)
     
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    No, there were some posted previously. All 6 were not yours.
     
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    I suppose that would depend on just how creative you were! ;)
     
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    Skimming through Marc Quattromani’s article, I see that he doses Iodine. He does not mention if he tests for it or not. Dosing anything without testing is a big NO NO in my opinion!

    He also states that his Maroon brought food to his anemone. Well clowns can bring food to their anemone. They can also take it away later. So are they feeding it, or using the anemone as storage, or both?

    I disagree that BTAs can deflate for several days to digest food! There is something wrong if this happens!

    If bubbled tips were a sign of stress, 90% of the BTAs in the ocean would be considered stressed! I do agree it is not a health issue! I believe it is a combination of things.
     
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    Dane in my limited experience with BTA's, i have the following points re splitting, but am sure Brenda will have a more in depth opinion.

    I found that if i feed my GBTA excessively it simply grows...... and the thing is FLIPPEN HUGE ..... fully expanded it can get up to 50cm in diameter, If i feed it very little it just stays as it is neither growing nor stressing.

    I would never go as far as deliberately putting the thing under stress and believe that this would be unethical, so i cannot comment on this.

    I would love it if it split as it really is too big for my system. I dont yet have the guts to slice it either ..... i continue to hope that it will split in time to come !
     
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    Apparently yours is perfectly happy Neil! Although, I don't believe that creating a little bit of stress is necessarily a bad thing when trying to forcing an anemone to split. Unfortunately I have little time or patience, so razor blades work perfectly fine for me! ;)
     
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    They also said something in one of the articles about feeding every 7-14 days. Which also bought about the splitting.

    Hope its not a silly question but some BTA's have bubbles and others dont. Whats the reason for this? I'm a bit lost here.
     
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    Not a silly question at all. Unfortunately nobody knows the answer to that. There are some thoughts, but nothing concrete.

    In my opinion it is a combination of flow, water parameters, lighting, food, etc. Finding that perfect combination to make a BTA have bubbled tips can be tricky.
     
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    Feeding is a tough one. Some of us over feed our tanks daily...feeding our anemones daily. Over feeding has been known to help force an anemone to split.
     
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