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Old 05/14/2018, 07:00 PM   #1
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BTA added into my tank

Hi guys,
I added on Friday 2 small BTA's (3").
They both went to the back wall and just stayed there. I'm not sure if I should move them or let them be.
I read a lot about people saying, let them be, they need to acclimate and they'll move by in about 5 days. plus don't feed them so they won't feel comfortable where they are at.

What do you guys think? should I try to place them on top of the tank and see what happen?


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Old 05/14/2018, 07:14 PM   #2
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No, leave them alone! You stress them more, and risk damaging them by attempting to move.

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Old 05/14/2018, 07:37 PM   #3
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Should I feed them or let them be?


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Old 05/14/2018, 08:40 PM   #4
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Should I feed them or let them be?
As has been said in countless threads on this subject, leave it alone. They need time to acclimate and settle in and moving it will stress it more. Also, don’t feed it! They are photosynthetic filter feeders. In the wild, they get their nutrition from the nutrients in the water. If you do decide to feed it, stick to mysis. No raw table shrimp or silversides or any large meaty foods. Their digestive system aren’t designed for large meaty foods and that will just stress it more. Hopefully your tank is well established and not a new tank because new tanks that aren’t well established often results in dead BTA’s!


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Old 05/14/2018, 09:31 PM   #5
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thank you for the information. my tank is about year and half old.
I'll do as you guys said


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Old 05/15/2018, 05:36 AM   #6
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Always leave them alone. Never move an anemone. The anemone doesn’t know the other side of the tank is the display side. There’s not any guarantee that in 5 days, or 15 days or 50 days or 500 days that they’ll move around to the front. I have a bubble tip that moved itself to the back of the tank the day I got it. It has since split and is now two, both on the back of the rock work. They’ve been there for 3 years now. They’re more like snails than corals. They go wherever they’re comfortable. Try to force it and you’ll likely kill them. Best of luck


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Old 05/15/2018, 07:13 AM   #7
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Here is a way I move my Anemone to the front. I let the Nem stay whatever it is for a month or two, then I start to move or turn the rock a little bit each day to let the Nem still feel comfortable and after a couple weeks, my Nem stays in the front. Of course I have to add few more rocks to block the water flow to the Nem during the moving process.


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Old 05/15/2018, 10:27 PM   #8
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Here is a way I move my Anemone to the front. I let the Nem stay whatever it is for a month or two, then I start to move or turn the rock a little bit each day to let the Nem still feel comfortable and after a couple weeks, my Nem stays in the front. Of course I have to add few more rocks to block the water flow to the Nem during the moving process.
In general what type of flow they like?


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Old 05/16/2018, 03:57 AM   #9
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Strong light, perfect water, moderate flow available.
They will adjust from there.


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Old 05/16/2018, 12:40 PM   #10
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They will move until they find a spot they like


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Old 05/17/2018, 11:38 AM   #11
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In general what type of flow they like?
I had always used Jebao pump and I feel the Anemone love W1 mode, one Wavemaker of each side. I think the pump will short lived if we use W1 all the time because it stop and run all year long. The second option the Anemone like it is an H mode with low speed and 2 pumps still opposite on each side.


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