BTA Size

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by GDawson, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. GDawson

    GDawson Guest

    After looking at JAR's in wall setup (very nice BTW. Especially with that nice FAT yellow tang!) I was wondering if all BTAs get that large or just the rose. I'd like to include one in my setup at some point, but if they all get that large it's not very practical for the size of my tank.

  2. 99sf

    99sf Guest

    My green BTA has grown from about 4 inches to 8-9 inches since March, when I first introduced it to the 150 gallon system. It's the first anemone I have ever kept.
  3. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    they all are different but yes they can get that large.....

    i have a RBTA that was 10-12" across but now that it hosts 2 skunks he has shrunk to 4-5" across and iss happier than ever
  4. GDawson

    GDawson Guest

    They shrink when they start hosting?

  5. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    That makes no sense if you are talking about E. quadricolor.

    There is no difference between a E. quadricolor
    that is red and one that is green, blue etc in terms of how large they can grow. They all can get about 12" although in captivity I have seen larger. FWIW I am talking body, not body + tentacles.
  6. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    They can, but not all do.
  7. GDawson

    GDawson Guest

    That's too big.... :(

    Any suggestions for a hardy anemone that tops out around 6-8 inches including tentacles?

  8. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    get a mini carpet,LOL

    when it the BTA gets large trade him for a small one..... or hope you get the one that loves to split and nevers really gets big. some split all the time
  9. GDawson

    GDawson Guest

    How big do the mini carpets get? I thought they were quite a bit smaller than that. Otherwise they're pretty cool looking.

  10. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    maxi minis get about 3-4" I've been told

    minis are small, like 1"
  11. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    IMO they are the best way to get an anemone in your tank without the size plus some of the color combos are just amazing
  12. jestersix

    jestersix Sponsor

    Biggest Maxi Min I had was almost 5 inches and ate anything that touched it. Minis stay about 1 inch and breed like flies...
  13. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Jess, you said minis but I suspect you meant maxi minis?

    minis are pretty much one color combo where as maxi minis come in a rainbow of color morphs.
  14. GDawson

    GDawson Guest

    It was a fish eater? Are there fish that avoid them? Or is it just an ongoing crap shoot?

  15. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    Just curious, do BTA's require feeding? or just light?

    My YBTA doesn't seem too happy, but I haven't been feeding it because I thought it just needs light... or are there other factors?
  16. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    small pieces of silversides, krill chunks and mysis shrimp i feed once or twice a week.....
  17. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    yes maxi minis.... i want a mini but i meant maxi mini
  18. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    I prefer to feed small items like Roti-Feast, Arcti-Pods and Mysis.
  19. newhobby

    newhobby Guest

    I never feed mine and it is healthy and growing like crazy...
    I got it as a around 1" and is now 5 and growing... I wish I could make it stop growing... lol
    It was so cute when it was a tiny fella. :)
  20. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Light in many cases is just fine. Mine didn't get fed for years (he's been tanks for about 10 years now)

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