Anemone tenicals

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    grozier something smells fishy

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    I have one if those bubble tip nems and was wondering why its tenicals will sometimes be bubbly and other times there kind of long?
     
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    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

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    It all depends. How long have you had it? Usually it cycles, at night they usually look bubble tip(after pooping) during the day they reach out to the light. Make sure you have enough lighting, if its not moving around the tank there is nothing to worry about.
     
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    Mine actually look more stringy after they flush themselves until they absorb more water. During the day they pretty much stayed bubbled unless they catch some food. A lot of bubble tips won't actually have bubble tips. No one actually knows why some have bubble tips and some are long. The closest explanation I have heard was that intensity of lighting may have something to do with it. Being bubble tipped or straighter does not make one healthier than the other. I will tell you my three were straight until I put LEDs (had t5 and MH's) over the tank and now they all bubble.
     
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    grozier something smells fishy

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    Mine is almost always bubbly until he eats.lights are due to be changed out, just hit one year mark
     
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    +1 salty
     
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    I wouldn't be able to speculate on other lighting but mine stay bubbled and I have led... maybe thats really the only factor based on what we all notice?
     
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    You have a different species of anemone.
     
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    I was referring to my torch coral...
     
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    This post is anenome tenticles? Weird torch corals.....close i suppose.
     
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