View Full Version : does anyone's Bubble tip anemone deflat more than 3 x a day?

05/01/2008, 05:22 PM
I just bought a rose bubble tip anemone earlier this week and was worried about the size. It was the size of a silver dollar and has expanded to 4' or so. Neways, Does anyone else's bubble tip deflate more then 3 times daily?
When I get home he looks beautiful, but then when I see him again, he looks like a tight butt hole. Is this normal? He's new so do u think he's unhappy or unhealthy?
My other LARGE bubble tip never deflates except for the day I got him. I wonder what's up?

05/01/2008, 05:59 PM
Its most likely still acclimating to the new system. Give it some time. My GBTA only deflates at night though.

05/01/2008, 07:33 PM
It is most likely that it is still acclimating to your tank.Mine only deflate at night or when it is taking a poop.

05/01/2008, 08:44 PM
Do you feed him?

05/02/2008, 01:11 AM
umm mine never deflates, always fat and happy!

05/02/2008, 09:27 PM
Well tonight was the first night he ever ate food. H

05/02/2008, 09:28 PM
He ate it :) but I hope he gets bigger

05/03/2008, 04:22 AM
I have one that deflates everyday and the others I rarely see deflate.

05/03/2008, 05:30 PM
its normal to do this. mix of acclimating and cleansing itself. when I first got my rbta, it did it several times a day and I thought it was dying. a month later and it only does it at night or after it has digested its last meal.

05/03/2008, 08:31 PM
This site was helpful when I started out: http://www.karensroseanemones.com/index.htm

05/03/2008, 10:19 PM
I have had my GBTA for a month and feed him myself 3 times a week. have never once seen him deflate to remove waste.

05/04/2008, 08:36 PM
Mine is 4x bigger than when I got it a 1 1/2 months ago and it's huge during the day but it turns upside down and deflates a bit at night to about 1/2 it's daytime size.