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Bubble Tip Splitting or Dying

plinko60

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BRS Member
#1
Ok so I have a Bubble tip, I thought was splitting, but it has stopped in the form of a giant C....... it doesn't appear to have a mouth anymore. Can anyone explain what is happening
 

CoralJunkie

John
BRS Member
#2
Ok so I have a Bubble tip, I thought was splitting, but it has stopped in the form of a giant C....... it doesn't appear to have a mouth anymore. Can anyone explain what is happening
Is it bleached? Do you have a picture you can post? Ive had anemones split it in the past, some were overnight some took a week or so. It was large and seemed like it couldn't quite get a far enough stretch to split.
 

One Eye

former vp of pr
BRS Member
#4
Link isn’t working. Bubble tips can look pretty messy when they split. They are like divorces. Some go fast and clean. Others are long drawn out messes.
 

plinko60

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BRS Member
#6
There was a time about 5 day ago that it almost looked like it was splitting then it came back together in this C shape, you can see the gap where the mouth is supposed to be..... He doesn't seem to be dying
 

aresangel

Tim- 2018 BRS Secretary
BRS Member
Officer
#9
Could be it needs more light. Have you tried spot feeding it some chunky food? Clams etc?


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stingythingy45

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Moderator
BRS Member
#11
What kind of light and how many watts is this under?
That is a very bleached out. I don't think I would even try spot feeding as it might be too much for it.
If spot feeding go with small stuff like thawed mysis shrimp. This young man does a good job explaining the reason and fix.
 
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plinko60

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BRS Member
#12
ok so i was under the assumption the clown would feed it..... i am going to try feeding it very little at a time a few times a week..... i have a biocube 32 LED
 

stingythingy45

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Moderator
BRS Member
#13
I disagree with one thing mentioned in the video. I have 500 watts metal halide and over 100 watt
t5 actinic and hardly ever fed the many rbta I kept. The lighting was enough.
 

dz6t

Acro Garden, BRS Sponsor
BRS Member
#14
I disagree with one thing mentioned in the video. I have 500 watts metal halide and over 100 watt
t5 actinic and hardly ever fed the many rbta I kept. The lighting was enough.
Anyone can make cool video on youtube. The internet is filled with... you know what.
Anemone can take very high light and you can find bubble tips anemone in shallow tidal pools that blasted over a thousand PAR under the sun.
 

plinko60

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BRS Member
#18
15.6% change every week or two,.... nO later than 2 weeks, No skimmer. no carbon reactor i am hanging chemipurer elite in first chamber and running activated carbon filter in second with small amount of filter floss below thats it, I have 2 OC clowns, 1 shrimp goby, two clown gobys. So i don't think i am over bio load.....especially changing water so frequently.
 

plinko60

Well-Known Member
BRS Member
#20
yes stock i turned rock he was on to face light and fed him tiny bits of krill seems to be doing a little better filling out more etc.... though it looks like it tried to split and has two mouths, but is still together at a point.