ID this anemone please

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  1. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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  3. WhiskyTango

    WhiskyTango Eyelash Blennie

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    Now we're getting somewhere. Those things are destroyers of fish in small tidal pools..
     
  4. Houston

    Houston Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Wait wait wait. Was there really a tremors 5?!?
     
  5. johnmaloney

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    they made 9 of those movies. i think that is probably the culrprit or its genus.
     
  6. SaltyFred

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    It is actually a type of anemone. Its called a black snake anemone (Actinostephanus haeckeli) and like you said it has the power to inflict a very painful sting to both humans and anything that like in your tank. I have heard stories of it causing boils, skin loss, and of course death to just about everything that the common marine aquarist keeps in his or her tank. THIS IS A SUPER POSIONOUS SPECIMEN THAT SHOULD ONLY BE KEPT IN A SPECIES TANKS AND EVEN THEN KEPT WITH EXTREME CAUTION!
     
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    It is actually a type of anemone. Its called a black snake anemone (Actinostephanus haeckeli) and like you said it has the power to inflict a very painful sting to both humans and anything that like in your tank. I have heard stories of it causing boils, skin loss, and of course death to just about everything that the common marine aquarist keeps in his or her tank. I have personally seen the wounds of some people where there skin almost melts off after it boils up. The effects are similar to the bite from a brown recluse.THIS IS NOT AN ANEMONE TO BE KEPT BY A PERSON THAT DOES NOT KNOW ABOUT THEM GIVEN THAT THEY CAN BE CAUSE OF GREAT HARM! THIS IS A SUPER POSIONOUS SPECIMEN THAT SHOULD ONLY BE KEPT IN A SPECIES TANKS AND EVEN THEN KEPT WITH EXTREME CAUTION!
     
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  9. SaltyFred

    SaltyFred Flamingo Tongue

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    sorry for the double post guys. darn computer is messing with me
     
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  10. patrick824

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    wow! you guys are amazing!! i dont plan on touching it anytime soon :)
     
  11. patrick824

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    okay guys im alive!!! I am going to go to the store tomorrow and pick up some feeder fish tomorrow then VIDEOOOO- p.s. hes really hungry :)
     
  12. xmetalfan99

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    I have already gotten my hopes up for a video before. If you don't come through with a video I will be throwing your dog in with that nem...