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Anemone Removal  11/20/2008 Hi guys can you help me with this please? This anemone came in on some live rock and has attached itself to the largest piece of live rock in the central display and I want it removed. Apart from taking the rock apart is there a way to safely remove it? If not what would its life span be and does it pose a threat to the other small marine fish? Thanks in advance. Jim <Mmm, can be chemically removed as per Aiptasia (see WWM re...) and caution (so as not to poison, pollute other life...), but... I would keep this animal were it in my care... Can indeed sting, consume unwary fishes, invertebrates... am pretty sure this is a "young" Heteractis aurora... a natural symbiont to some Clownfish species: http://wetwebmedia.com/marine/inverts/cnidaria/anthozoa/anemones.htm Bob Fenner>

Re: Anemone Removal 11/21/08
Thanks for your reply. Looks like its going to get a lot bigger so I think I'll make it feel at home and perhaps find a Clarkii Clownfish to move in later in life if my Percula pops its clogs.
<Welcome, and sounds/reads good! BobF>

Anemone ID (not) 11/10/08 Hi dear, <<Greetings>> I will not take much of your time. <<Okay>> Can you please confirm the name of my anemone? Its picture is attached. <<I see the picture'¦ And this isn't an Anemone'¦ What you have here is a Euphyllid. This looks like Euphyllia divisa to me (Frogspawn Coral). See here: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/caryoeuph2.htm >> Secondly what is the way to find his mouth? <<Mmm, probably not easy to do as any manipulation of the tentacles will cause the animal to retract. But no worries, provide small meaty fare like mysis shrimp, diced clam, Cyclops-Eeze, etc. and the coral will do the rest>> I'll be highly obliged. Regards, Abdul Hadi Dar
<<Happy to share. EricR>>

 <<Hehe... um, yeah, NOT an anemone!...even better, a nice Euphyllid. -Sara M.>>

Requested ID of hitchhiker 11/5/08 Hello Crew, <Dow.> I had a small critter hitchhiker into my aquarium with some snails that I bought a few months back. Initially, I thought it was a polyp of some kind but now after watching it move all over the aquarium looking for a decent home, I'm afraid that it may be an Aiptasia anemone. <Me too.> Attached please find a photo of this guy. It was initially about half the size of a dime, but as you can see it has grown. It's now about 1 1/2 inches tall when it's fully extended. Having had a marine aquarium set up for about seven years, you'd think I could id one of these little beasties by now, but to be honest, it's been so long since I've been plagued by them that I'm a little confused. Specifically, what bothers me about this guy is the spotted trunk on it. As I recall, the aptasia that I had years back didn't look like this. <Some do, some don't. Seven species in the family.> Hopefully, you can tell me for sure, so I can either get rid of it before it starts throwing off little ones, or sit back and enjoy a cool looking (if very mobile) new resident. <Mobility being an issue with all anemones in a mixed reef.> Thanks,
Dow Mathis
Boerne, TX
<Welcome, Scott V.>

Hitch Hiker ID  9/18/08 Hi all, I find myself yet again relying on the expertise of you guys for an ID. This was found as a hitch hiker on some LR, it appears to be some sort of anemone but I am not sure. <Agreed> My best guess was either a waratah anemone, (although I am skeptical of that because it's a cold water species). Or possibly a Cladactella manni, Hawaiian Maroon Anemone or Manns Anemone as I have found many different names for this species. Well that is my best guess but as always I rely on the pros to positively identify this. Heck it may not even be an anemone at all, Lol. Thanks in advance. Joe Brillon <I do think you may have a Cladactella manni. Bob Fenner>

Identify Anemone please... reading    8/9/08 I purchased this Sea Anemone 3 weeks ago <... and you didn't investigate its needs even up to identifying it to species...> and it has moved itself out of the sand and to a lying position on top of the sand. It has anchored it's base to a piece of life rock. <...> I feed it Mysis Shrimp 2 times a week as instructed. <...> Just recently it has produced this stringy substance around it's base. Not sure what that is or why it's happened. If you will notice in the picture it has thin spots in the tentacles. I have a 29 gallon <... much too small> tank with bio wheel filter, sea clone 100 skimmer. I have 30-35 substrate and 30 lbs life rock. 1 clown, 1 green (I forget the name) fish, 2 skunk shrimp and several hermits and snails. Water parameters are perfect. <Oh, that's good... this is meant to be sarcastic, like a blenny> T5 lighting system. Not sure what else you need to know. <Am very sure what you need to> I guess I just need a little guidance and the local store doesn't really seem to care after they get your money. <And apparently you don't mind abetting this practice> What type of anemone do I have and what is the stringy stuff. What should I do? Thanks for your time, Nikki Perry <... this is a Heteractis malu... you should read: http://wetwebmedia.com/marine/inverts/cnidaria/anthozoa/anemones.htm and the linked files above. Bob Fenner>

Re: Identify Anemone please 8/9/08 I want to thank you Bob for your help. Not sure why all the sarcastic comments. <Part of my discretion... how bout jou?> Yes, I am one of those that thought I would be getting some guidance from the store, but this was not the case. <Bingo> I've tried to get as much info after the fact but had no idea what it was called. Store again would not help me. <Vote with your dollars, feet> I'm very thankful that I've found your site and will continue research before I purchase anything again. I'm still unsure of the stringy, slimy stuff. <"Natural"... do you use this adverb excessively as well?> From the pic does it look as if it is ok? What do you suggest for feeding, or am I using a good product? Thanks again, Nikki Perry
<Keep reading. B>

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