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Old 12/30/2019, 07:31 PM   #1
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Is my BTA splitting, expelling or dying??

Hi All!

I have a black widow BTA that just deflated and expelled what I believe is zooxanthellae based off some web-research I did earlier. I increased my lighting a bit, which is why I believe the zooxanthellae is being expelled. The anemone has maintained its coloring but has completely deflated and its mouth is wide open, so much so that I can see the live rock underneath. Ill try to post a photo and video.

Any idea what's going on? Is this a sign of inevitable death and should I remove it??

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Old 01/13/2020, 04:47 PM   #2
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I just picked up a RBTA yesterday. When I got it in the tank, it decided it wanted to latch on near the bottom. I am concerned about the lighting and eventually it following the cycle you described. I will be following this thread to see what the community says. Best of luck with your BTA.

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Old 01/14/2020, 05:41 PM   #3
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Others know much more than me but they are quite mobile and will move to where they feel itís best. Mine went and hung upside down under rock and I had the same concern (he was bleached when I got him). He has recovered and is flourishing so I wouldnít be worried. I do feed him some shrimp once a week since my clowns havenít hosted yet. Good luck.

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