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    BTA question

    Hi All,

    I have a simple question regarding BTA's. As they grow bigger over time, do the number of tentacles increase?

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    Cool

    yes and also they will split in most cases.

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    I've never counted myself, but they they must at least to a certain extent. I do not think they will necessarily split in "most" cases. Mine is absolutely HUGE, and is in no hurry to split.

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    Originally posted by ABahn
    and is in no hurry to split.
    HUH?!!! I thought you said it was starting to split and Matt was getting the 1st off spring?!

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    yep some get huge and many split. I'd rather mine get huge as well as I don't want to be chasing baby anenomes in my tank

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    Nope, not splitting, though I asked Matt for a splitting recipe, and he mentioned that he'd come over one evening with a knife! Hope he doesnt get pulled into the tank! This sucker is huge!

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    Often, amenomes will split when they get stressed from sensing something off in their environment. They do this as a survival thing in hoping to continue their lineage. Apparantly, they feel that they might not survive and split in hope that the offspring will have a chance of surviving. Why don't you stress the whole dang tank out?!!! ( just kidding!!).

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    My understanding is that there are two types of bta. The larger ones(up to a foot- like Otto's) just get larger and don't split very often, if at all. The smaller ones(6-8 inches), stay small but are more often splitting. And Greg is right, they often split out of stress, but not always.
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