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    RBTA has attached to Crocea. Should I be worried?

    It appears as though my Clam has acquired a new friend today. My Rose Bubble Tip Anenome which I thought had finally settled into a spot for several weeks, has found herself a new home.
    When I came home from work today, I found the RBTA attached to the bottom of my 5" Crocea clam.

    Should I be worried? Either for the RBTA or the clam? I doubt that this "accomodation" will last for a long time.
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    Nobody?
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    I think when the RBTA opens and if it is large, it will cover the whole clam and leave no light for the clam!

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    I can't see the clam hurting the RBTA, Nor do I think that the RBTA would hurt the clam. I have seen pics of zoo's touching a clam's mantle before on RC and the clam didn't seem to be bothered buy it.

    Apoon may have a point with the RBTA shading the the clam though, I would just keep a close eye on them both and see how they are doing, Like you said the RBTA will probably move soon anyway. They should be fine.

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    That's what I thought as well. APoon does have a point. I somehow doubt that the RBTA will still be there when I get home tonight. We'll see.
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    I'd be more worried about the RBTA stinging the clam.

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    I wouldn't leave it. While a RBT has a fairly mild sting, why risk it. Move the clam somewhere else in the tank, and the RBT will wander away....if it hasn't already.

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    The clam will blow water at the bta repeatedly, if it starts to shade the clam- I think they'd probably work it out on their own, but I think Zookeeper has the best idea...
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    No worries.
    The RBTA has already relocated to another location.
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    fickle little thing.... must be a female...wait a minute, they are asexual- well I guess it just thinks like a female
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