Is this a bubble tip?

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  1. Mc

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    I bought this anemone a few weeks ago, when I got it it was smaller than this and completely deflated. The guy at the shop told me it was a rock anemone, so I went home and done some research and it looked like a flower or rock anemone. So I went back the next day and bought it. After a few day the tentacles started expanding and looking more and more like a BTA, but im still not sure.
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    Howsıt. It looks lıke 1
     
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    Pretty lıl anemone.... In the correct place, and correct water condıtıon,ıt wıll open more
     
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    im no expert, but that does look like a bta
     
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    There aint no placing this guy believe me I tried. After moving around alot he seems to really like that spot, it has medium flow.
     
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    Lol then he'll be just fıne... Mıne moves around lıke crazy lol...
     
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    Sorry for the delay. That is a bubble tip (E. quadricolor).

    However, it isn't looking very good. What are you feeding? How big of portions? What are your water parameters?
     
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    Its looking better now than when I got it, it didn't even look like a bubble tip.
    I have been feeding it mysis shrimp, twice a week not very big portions.
    What would you recomend, and how much, could I feed it prawns like the kind we normally eat?
    Parameters
    pH 8.3
    KH 9
    NO3 under 10
    N02 0
    NH 0
    CA 420
    SG 1.024.5
    Temp 25-26.5
     
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    As long as the prawn is raw, and portions are small, yes!

    Depending on where its at in its recovery...you may want to feed 3 - 4 times a week (small portions). For extremely unhealthy anemones, I recommend more often, and even smaller portions. Once they are healed you can go once every week or two. If you heavily feed your tanks, you may eventually find that you don't need to target feed your anemone. For more on feeding anemones see the sticky at the top of this forum.

    I would slowly bring the salinity up to 1.026 by topping off with saltwater.
     
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    I have been raising it very slowly, will continue with that.
    When you say small what size do you mean, would a piece about half an inch be fine?
     
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    1/2 inch is too big. I would not do anything bigger than 1/4th inch for healthy BTAs. For stressed anemones, that should be feed more often, 1/8th inch or so. For this one, try to keep it in the 1/8th inch range for now. As the anemone improves, you can increase size and decrease frequency.

    If at anytime you see the anemone regurgitating, the pieces are too big. This sometimes goes unnoticed, especially if you have a good cleanup crew.
     
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    Ok will try this and see how it goes thanks for the advice.
     
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    You're welcome!
     
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    It's a Atlantic bubble tip.
     
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    This was a long time ago.:lol:
    The anemone in picture is now quite big and ha split twice.
    Why do you say its an atlantic bubble tip ?
     
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    Yes Atlantic bubble tips have a brownish color to them and have purple tips. Can you post a pic of it know?
     
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    Thanks @Anemone glad your back with your expertise!
     
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    Here is a recent pic of it.
    Its not that brown, it is more green that was a very bad quality picture.
    At the time I had just bought it and it was really small.

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    And one of the 2 babies.

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    that is awesome, well done!
     
  21. Anemone12

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    I can really tell now. My green bubble tip look like that sometimes. The Albright does
    Have a little less color to it.
     
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