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    deflated bubble tip anenome

    My bubble tip started moving 2 d ago....well actually he is pretty hemmed in by rock on all sides and just deflated into the middle of the rock work and has stayed deflated now for two days.
    anything to worry about?

    I have had him for over a year now and he has never done anything like this before. Tank is stable but I have done a largish waterchange of around 15 % witht the new fish additions...however he deflated just prior to the new fish...

    I think he is ok...just taking a siesta...just want to be sure.

    Thanks in advance.

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    IME i have found BTA's to be quite resilient, unless he's melting i would just leave him alone and keep and eye on him.
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    I think he may have split...hard to tell as he is buried in the rockwork but there may be two...do they usually deflate for days when they split?
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    yes that is possible. both times mine split it went and hid under a rock then a couple of days later there were two. if so congrats and if not just be patient. what and how often do you feed him? how big was he before he went and hid?
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    I feed him 1-2 times a week...blender mash...loves it. I think more aqnd more that I am seeing two....It was about 8 inches across at the head before dissappearing...
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    well if he's splitting you won' have to feed 'them' for a few days to a week, until their mouths develop and heal.

    others have said they had an ammonia spike after splitting, i never noticed one in my tank ( maybe because i have a larger tank/sump?? ). you should run some carbon after they split and be ready to do a water change.
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    Thanks for the advice...will get some carbon running asap. I am pretty sure they split....seing two heads at diffrent openings in the rockwork...
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