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Can someone tell me if this is a BTA. I was told it was and when I first got it, it looked like a regular BTA. But now it’s huge and really doesn’t look like a BTA. am I doing something wrong? I’ve had it for a bout 4 months.

the second pic is when I first got it. Also will these kill torches and hammers??
Maybe a lemon drop I’m not too sure
+1 on the lemon drop, but I’m not expert. @Eagle_Steve?
 
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I started with one small guy about six months ago. I have 15-20 now, scattered throughout the tank. They weren't bubbling for a while and about a week ago they all started bubbling again. They've always bubbled up at night, but during the day they would really elongate. I changed nothing, but they're fun to look at either way.

One has settled directly on top of some zoas and I cannot get him to move. I attack him with a turkey baster about 5x a day but he just sucks it in then comes back out a half hour later. Zero way for me to get to him, it's on the backside of a huge rock. Oh well.
 

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RBTA is easy to keep IMO. This one is about 5 years old. The oldest I have is about 18 years old. Got a couple good morph by keeping different nems together. Picture is a little blurry but you get the idea.
 

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Can someone tell me if this is a BTA. I was told it was and when I first got it, it looked like a regular BTA. But now it’s huge and really doesn’t look like a BTA. am I doing something wrong? I’ve had it for a bout 4 months.

the second pic is when I first got it. Also will these kill torches and hammers??
Awesome looking nem!! That is a Chicago Sunburst Anemone. My favorite I currently have 5 of them. they will change colors depending on the tank and lighting, maturity. Lemmon drop anemones are just a Chicago sunburst in yellow phase
 

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I have my one nem and it turned me into an addict. I guess that can be one thing to try to prepare for.
RBTA is easy to keep IMO. This one is about 5 years old. The oldest I have is about 18 years old. Got a couple good morph by keeping different nems together. Picture is a little blurry but you get the idea.
I love your nems. Gorgeous! Mine is a bit of a fruit loop... I still love him though.
My best picture to date that shows true color.
bta-night.jpg
 
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I have my one nem and it turned me into an addict. I guess that can be one thing to try to prepare for.

I love your nems. Gorgeous! Mine is a bit of a fruit loop... I still love him though.
My best picture to date that shows true color.
bta-night.jpg
That's a nice RBTA. How did you get it to color up like that?
 

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That's a nice RBTA. How did you get it to color up like that?
I have/had bad lights orbit marine ic led x 2 , new lights now k7 v3. Bta was sitting under 100 par. Never left his rock. Roamed around in a circle here and there. But that was the extent of the journey.
We'll see if anything changes. Growth on all corals was very bad, except on hammers and blastos. So... I wonder how much it will change. I'll need to bust my par meter out later.
 
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I put mine at the highest point since they seem to want light. They haven't moved and are growing TOO rapidly and splitting as well. I feed twice a week. I started with one in March. I now have 4 hosting 6 Ocellaris Clowns
What do you feed please, I have one coming next week, I have seachem pystoplankto and reef roids, thank you
 
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My BTA started thriving when it was discovered by a tomato clown to host. They are now the best of friends. What also has helped is morning sunlight, gentle constant flow and call me crazy… but the BTA also perked up when it got some leftover reef roids the other day!
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