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by Robert (Bob) Fenner

Anemone identification -- 4/12/08 Could you please tell me what this is? Is it aiptasia or something else? <Mmm, can't really tell from this image... could be a glass anemone species...> Should it be removed from aquarium or should it be left, what is your opinion? <I'd leave it, enjoy...> Anything you can tell me would help, even your best guess. Searched through your site for a long time, found nothing close. Appreciatively, Linda <Not likely very problematical... and of interest. Cheers, Bob Fenner>

ID please. Against all I had ever said, I recently purchased an anemone at my LFS. Without knowing what it was first. I felt I had no choice, the conditions of the tank it was in was horrible. I feel that with proper identification, I can provide it a much better home. <One point - if you didn't know what it was before you purchased, how did you know you could provide it a better home?> The size of this specimen makes it a bit hard to identify from the hundreds of photos i have seen. If i had to guess, I would say BTA or a giant green. When fully open it is about 12 inches in diameter, with a foot about 8 inches long and 5 inches in diameter. <It would appear to be Entacmaea quadricolor, or "BTA" as you say> I placed it in a 4 year old 39 gallon tank with quite a bit of live rock, and sandy bottom. One clown, yellow-tail damsel, one diamond goby, some xenia and a mushroom are very high in the tank, away from the easy reach, anemone, who sits wedged in the opposite corner, on the bottom. I think I can make this tank anemone friendly, and any advice on this particular specimen would be appreciated. <The indices here on WWM are a great place to start: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marine/inverts/cnidaria/anthozoa/bubbletipanemones.htm - also use the linked files too.> I have tried feeding him silver-side, pieces, and brine, both of which it will not eat, any attempt to feed him has only resulted in a very short lived, but dramatic shriveling. <Not unusual in recently stressed (i.e relocated) animals - leave for a further week and try again> One more note, I have yet to see its mouth. I have enclosed some pictures. I hope that I have made them small enough to not be a problem, but large enough to see. Let me know if you need more, or different. As you can see in one of the photos, my clown, is already hosting him. <Not seeing the mouth is not necessarily a bad thing - it's position in the rockwork etc may simply be preventing this from happening. Do read through the information here on WWM, and do definitely make the aquarium anemone safe (covering powerhead intakes and overflows etc). I wish you well with the animal now you have purchased it, but do live by your own rule next time - reputable dealers should allow you to reserve specimens, even for a day, to allow you to research the potential new inhabitants. If you need more information, so come back to us. Mike I>

Mmmm... may be Het. mag... RMF

Anemone ID 3/28/08 Hi, <Hello Jim> I'm in the process of cycling my marine system and added uncured living rock last week. This morning this appeared (see attachment). I would be grateful with help in identification and want to know if it will it be a help or hindrance to my reef system? <Appears to be an actinia of some type, more than likely a Rock Anemone. Should cause no problems.> Regards
<You're welcome. James (Salty Dog)>
Jim Hool

Re: Anemone ID at retail outlet in Windhoek, Namibia, not Parasicyonis sp.   3/1/08 Dear Mr. Fenner, I apologize for the delay of the pictures, but here they are taken from the aquarium of one of my customers I sold them to. Thanks Best Regards, Manie van der Merwe <Ahh! Appears to be a Stichodactyla gigantea... and Maldivian Anemonefish. Very nice! Bob Fenner>

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