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    BTA's and splitting

    I have (what I believe) is a rose BTA.  I got it from Marinescape in the early fall last year and at that time it was about the size of a silver dollar.  At the time, I was told that it was a daughter from someone elses tank here in town.  

    It is definately a host, because my Tomato Clown was in it within two days of putting it in the tank and has never left.  I feed it a good sized hunk of shrimp about 3 times a week and since I got it, it is now the size of a soft ball.

    Last weekend, it moved from the spot it had always been in, and retreated underneath the rock work where it has been since (I figured it was just finding a new spot and would come back out eventually).  Now, from what I can tell (since I can't see all of it), I may ver well have split.  Anyone have any experience with this?  If indeed this is the case, I may be looking for a home for the daughter.

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    Re: BTA's and splitting

    Sorry bristleworm.... I have no experience in this but am interested in the daughter if you plan on parting with her

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    Re: BTA's and splitting

    I would also be interested.. still have to get over to your office.

    Good to see you today at Marinescape.. didn't see what you got though. Fun Saturday at the office? *grin*
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    Re: BTA's and splitting

    I'll keep you guys posted. &nbsp;I can't actually see that &quot;splitting&quot; is what is going on here.

    Fishysan: &nbsp;After I left the store, I realized I should have invited you and Rob to come see the tank, since you were right in the area. &nbsp;BTW, I picked up a tiny frag of Blastamosa (three small heads on it) that I spotted yesterday.

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    Re: BTA's and splitting

    Ahh crap! Didn't think of that either... would have been cool - you are right off Carling as well. Doh.

    I was thinking of going back for a piece of the same! I forgot about it once they weren't as busy.. There was couple of nice pieces.

    I'll maybe swing by and get a piece myself on Tuesday.
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    Re: BTA's and splitting

    What is a Blastamosa?
    Was it in the frag tray at MS?
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    Re: BTA's and splitting

    Here is a pic of one.


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    Re: BTA's and splitting

    The best way to describe Blastamosa would be to say that it is branching like candy coral, but the heads are much smaller...more like the size of zoos.

    Fishysan, send me an Email at tthompson@craigandtaylor.com, and if you are going to be around on Tuesday (before 4:30), come by.

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    Re: BTA's and splitting

    Thanks!
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    Re: BTA's and splitting

    That's my old Blastomosa....not bad coral

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