Anemones! Coming to Terms with their Success in a Reef Aquarium

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Articles and How To's' started by coral reefer, Nov 9, 2008.

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  1. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    Thanks Tom.....Very informative.
     
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  3. bc219

    bc219 Millepora

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    Sooo... Is it normal for my supposed seabe to change so much (pics I posted)? If it doesn't look like a seabe, any idea what it is??
     
  4. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

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    Have to get back to you on that one as I will have to do some research! Maybe a bubble tip or pacific long tentacle.
     
  5. bc219

    bc219 Millepora

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    Okay cool just let me know. I have to say it looked like a classic seabe that I see for sale in the lfs's when I first got it, had purple tips too. Tentacles got shorter as time went on...

    I will have to say I don't believe it's a bubble tip, it doesn't have any bubble tip-ish qualities.
     
  6. SAW39

    SAW39 Ritteri Anemone

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    bc219,
    It looks really healthy, whatever it is. It's not a long-tentacled (Macrodactyla doreensis)anemone. To me, it looks like a Saebae (Heteractis crispa). Identification is hard, as the Web is full of mis-labeled pictures.
     
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  7. bc219

    bc219 Millepora

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    Well the lfs sold it to me as an H. Crispa, it just doesn't look at all like it did when I got it. I never really doubted it until someone here said it didn't look like a seabe (H. Crispa). I have read that if the anemone doesn't have anything hosting it, it won't have full tentacle extension. One thing for sure, it has sure changed a lot since I got it!

    /shrug
     
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  9. BonnieGK

    BonnieGK Plankton

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    Great information. Which anemone would you suggest for a pair of true percula clowns? I was thinking Crispa, as listed in the article, until Coral Reefer said no Crispa at the end of the artilcle.
     
  10. Lady_Bobo

    Lady_Bobo Fire Worm

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    coral reefer - Excellent !

    As for bubble tips - check out this web site -
    Caring for these beautiful creatures - INTRODUCTION
    < Yeap - that is all I got! lol>


    According to her feeding anemone - silverfish is the way to go - You should be able to find it in you frozen section @ your LFS.
    All bubble tips don't always have the "Bubble tip" due to their personalities - so to speak.
    They are such a magnificent creature !
     
  11. Lady_Bobo

    Lady_Bobo Fire Worm

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    The top pic - Sounds like you got it healthy again...K+
    I think it is a Carpet Anemone

    The bottom pic - This could either be a Purple tipped Seabae - a definite purple tip -
    or a Condylactus
    - only reason to suggest that is if the color extends further down from being Just the tips
    If there is no color in the tips I would think it to be the Long tentacle Anemone

    Either way - They both look Really healthy and sounds like you doing it right if the first stopped bleaching!
     
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  12. davidkaleko

    davidkaleko Flamingo Tongue

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    Great article, very informative! I can't wait to get my anemone :)