Hey guys n gals. I got a rose BTA about a month ago. At night, it moves back deep into the rockwork, but every day it comes out at the base of the rock and shows itself until the lights go out again. Is this normal behavior? Thanks in advance.
The tank is about 8 months old. 225 gallon (72x24x30 high). running 8 x 54watt T5s on two Vue660 Ballasts (Upgrading to GHL Mitras 6100 LED's, they are being shipped now). Ca ~420, Alk ~ 9.0 dkh, nitrates 0, salinity 1.025 sg, phosphates ~0.02, temp ~79 degrees F. I have a school of 7 anthias (4 dispar and 3 lyretail), 3 green chromis, pair of ocellaris clowns, pair of bangaii cardinals, yellow tang. Inverts are turbo, cerith, astrea, nassarius snails, 2 fighting conchs, mix of SPS, LPS, xenia, zoos, ricordea.
Oh and when it's out in the day, it squeezes between two rocks, sets its foot behind the rocks, and extends to get light. when it goes in for the night, i completely receeds into a cave between the two rocks, not just into itself or a crevice.