Today, I am going to fill you in on the whole story of the bubble tip anemone that I have in my aquarium. After I had successfully resolved the troubles I was having with my somewhat more dangerous carpet anemone, I made the decision to replace it with a smaller, more colorful bubble tip anemone instead. Although at first it was a good notion and the experience was wonderful, I have soon discovered that anemones have a life of their own.
First of all, if you want to maintain a healthy population of beautiful corals in your aquarium, you may want to reconsider buying an anemone unless you have a seascape that can separate it from the rest of your corals or a lot of money to throw away on new corals. My anemone ended up in a spot that allowed for easy mobility and expansion, which put the surrounding corals in jeopardy as a consequence of my careless placement of it. They have a strong affinity for affixing themselves to surfaces like as pebbles and the glass of your saltwater aquarium. If you can lay it someplace on the sand bed and let it to dig itself to the glass, you may discover that it will not travel very far from that location once you’ve done so. It seemed as if my bubble tip anemone was drawn to my powerhead, and its presence would disrupt the normal flow of the water. Wait a few weeks until the anemone has settled into its new location before adding any corals.
After cutting down my old carpet anemone, I decided to Due to the fact that I had just taken away their habitat, I was concerned about my three clownfish; but, after a few days, I discovered that they had adjusted fairly well and found new area to call home. Approximately three weeks later, when I returned home from work, I was greeted with a pleasant surprise when I discovered the clownfish hosting in the little bubble tip anemone. Any experienced aquarist will tell you that this newfound serenity in your saltwater aquarium won’t last long, despite the fact that everything seemed to be going swimmingly: the clownfish had found a new home, the BTA was easy to maintain and located in an ideal place, and the corals were thriving.
The bubble tip anemone realigned itself and expanded at an incredible or should I say worrisome pace over the course of the subsequent three months. It has been my understanding that clownfish provide nourishment to the anemones that house them; hence, this might account for the quick development. In order to protect the corals from getting stung, I found myself continuously rearranging their positions. Another thing that I saw was that the anemone, as it grew, lost its bright yellow hue and its gorgeous purple tips. In addition to this, it started to spread out and finally lost the bubble points on its ends, becoming instead this huge stringy beast.
After allowing this situation to persist for a another three months, I at last came to the conclusion that the bubble tip anemone needed to be removed. When I initially got this aquarium, my primary goal was to stock it with gorgeous corals and fish; but, the bubble tip anemone is making that goal more difficult to achieve. When I did it again, I enraged the clownfish to the point that the female would regularly bite my finger whenever I put my hands in the tank, and to this day, she continues to do so. On the other hand, they swiftly adjusted to life without of a host. Since then, I’ve added a large hammer coral to the tank, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the three clownfish will make their home there.