View Full Version : RBTA wont move out of my Xenia Colony

10/29/2009, 08:23 PM
I have a huge Pulsing Xenia Colony on the bottom portion of my tank and my RBTA was moving around all over recently and now its posting right up in my Colony. It looks the xenia doesnt really care too much but How can i move it out? I dont want to do it with my hands so i dont cut it on accident. What would you recomend??

10/29/2009, 08:34 PM
Thats always the risk with anenomes. Don't move the anenome, if he's happy there then your going to have to accept your loss of xenia. There are ways to 'try to get' and anenmome to move, but you dont want an anenome to keep moving, and he might just land on another coral if so.

10/29/2009, 08:39 PM
If you can change your flow a little in the tank. When I do this in mine my BTA moves a little. Just do not point the flow directly at them.

10/29/2009, 08:46 PM
Ya he went over some of my star polyps and the havent opened up in about a week now. I have a lot of coral in my tank so I need him to stay put lol.

10/30/2009, 08:28 AM
you can move it with your hands,it just involves some risk. other ways to move em to like ice cubes,powerhead,spotlight,,,do a search and good luck

10/30/2009, 12:26 PM
I'd leave it be. If the Xenia is irritating it, it'll move. If the Xenia colony doesn't like the Anemone and it's otherwise healthy, it'll "walk" away from the nem. That stuff is nearly indestructible once its established.

10/31/2009, 02:20 AM
Don't try to move him. If you try to pull it off the LR and tear the foot, it's a gonner. Giving it a bit more flow may persuade it to move, but I'd rather lose a bit of xenia, that a RBTA. You may want to frag some of the xenia while it's still kicking just in case it does kill it all off though. Good luck!