nevermind- but that isnt much- they need more light than that- also a 10- gal is relly small for a BTA as well as that maroon clown- but make sure to feed the anemone some krill, squid or something with some substance
i feed it 3 times a week frozen clam, and tomarow im going to my lfs to get the vitemens that you soke it in.
Also i almost have 5 watts per gallen. I was told by many people that that is more then enough for a BTA.
My tanks been running for 7 months, and i really like it, and have only had 2 casualities. A snail and a redleg hermit!
sorry to say but that anemone is not getting enough light- i will probably make it for a whime but... ya never know- it is good that you feed it- what kind of lights are you using? That maroon clown will also get 6 inches over time and a 10 gal wont be big enough but for now it looks fine b/c that fish looks tiny 1.5- 2"
I have 2, 10 watt 6,500 mini compact bulbs, and a 28 watt compact florscent, 50% attinic, and 50% 10,000K bulb.
I do know that the maroon will get bigger, and when he gets to big, ill upgrade to a bigger tank.
The other factor with lighting is how far away from the light it is. If it is up high, and out in the open, your lighting may be able to sustain it. However, you will need to supplement a lot of meaty foods...
Also, I hate to say it, but I am with j21kickster on how it looks...it really doesn't look too good. You say this is an improvement? Well, maybe it's improving...seems it has a way to go though.
It should have a lot of tentacles, extended, and bubble tipped...It doesn't seem to have much in that regard.
its relatigly low, but it could go higher, but chose the spot where it is and seems to like it.
When ever I feed it its tenticles swell up and it looks great. But after about 20 minuts it goes back to how it looks in the pic.
Also, on the side, their is a split. I was told it might be splitting, but since it hasnt split anymore it could be a tear in the tissue. Could this be the problem? (i am going to go try to take a picture of it now)
It could be splitting...I suppose that could account for some, but if it is injured, I would try to find the source of that injury...did something attack it?
What are your water parameters like? Temp? Nitrate? Alkalinity? pH?
The clam should be a good food. I feed squid chunks. I also supplement a few times a week with an invertebrate formula, like j21kickster suggested.
For one reason or another, something isn't quite right in there...I would suspect it is rejecting the water to an extent...
i do a 10 percent water change each week. I have lots of hair alge, so im getting a phospate filter tomarow.
My friend has my test kit, so i cant test my water tonight, but will tomarow.
Hears a pic of the split.(i circled it, but its real hard to see