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Mystery Anemone help  - 02/25/06 I have this mystery BTA that came in my live rock and I can't find anything anywhere like it on the web.  The pictures aren't great, but it has a pink top like a rose BTA and a white body.  Each tentacle has a white stripe around the end that is easily visible when it is short, but when it stretches out it is harder to see.  It grew to be about 4" tall and 3" across the top when it split the first time.  The bottom one has since split into 3.  It was on a T shaped ridge and split down the ridge.  It was also shaded by the above one so I think it split because it was stressed.  It never tried to move.  After it split I physically moved the 3 'babies' and each is doing just fine.  The top one grew up again and has just split again today.  It seems that 3-4" across the top and 4" tall is about as big as it gets.  All of the above has been taking place over a period of about 6 months. The pictures aren't great, but the anemone is just gorgeous.  Much prettier than any I have seen in a local fish store.  It is the white strip around each tip that really makes it pretty.  Have you seen anything like this or is it just 'some kind of rose BTA'? <Don't know... but agree with you... is very nice> Any info would be appreciated, but mostly it is just curiosity. Thanks. Kirk Menard <Might indeed be another species. Have seen such, and were offered as BTAs/Entacmaea. Cheers, Bob Fenner>

Identify these pics of marine life from my tank!   2/22/06 Hi! This is Sam from India. I wanted you to please try and identify these pictures of marine life which i clicked from my aquarium. Most of the life is collected from my local areas. Common names, Latin names or even something close to will be fine, as i can then refer to their special care for long life! The main stuff to id is the anemone fish and the anemones. waiting for reply, thanks. regards Sam <... These are all ID'd on WWM... with the exception of the "Red Anemone" (don't know what this is... the Carpet is a Haddoni... and the Tube Anemone... a Cerianthus... not kept together, hard to keep individually... the Clowns are Clarkii's... See WWM re Identification by group, then their Systems... all posted. Bob Fenner>
Purple bubble tip anemone!!  - 2/15/2006 I need to know if it is possible, I am sending a picture, tell me if you get it.    <I see it here>   Ok this case is extremely weird, could be a mistake or whatever. I went to the nature aquarium store here at Guadalajara Mexico, and new specimens had just arrived. They had 2 new bubble tip anemones that came together. One was a regular Bubble tip anemone and the other one was this one, that under their actinic light looked fluorescent blue. I watched the amazing color and thought it was a blue carpet anemone, I asked the guy and he told me it was a bubble tip!. Then it came to my mind that it looked like purple Heteractis magnifica. <Yes> However after bringing it home and looked carefully at it, it definitely has the shape of a bubble tip. And the color is purple with green tips. Doesn't look like a dyed specimen, it looks like a true morph. Could be the stress, could be sick, but this is its first day in my tank. Anyways it is a purple bubble tip anemone with green tips!!!. <Do come in a few colors> I will be taking more pictures later. I am keeping it in a 70 gal tank with 400 watt Power compacts, on the topmost spot. I think is good lighting, I 've also have a Galaxea on the topmost of the tank for about 4 months, and no complaints from it. <Color of the stalk/pedicle? Are there obvious verrucae there? Bob Fenner>

Can you help with ID of this anemone?   1/30/06 I saw this anemone posted as a recent purchase on a local reef board I frequent.  It was described " This is not dyed, <Is dyed... a Heteractis crispa... most often called a "Sebae Anemone"> and he [local respected LFS owner] said it stays small 4-6 inches, and likes a sand bed."  I have no particular stake, but it is a beautiful thing, and if it is as represented, I think the rest of the stock will soon find homes in local reefs.  I jumped to a conclusion about what it is, but I'm not an anemone expert -- and you folks have been unfailingly accurate and helpful! Thank you in advance, Matthew <Take a read on WWM re "Dyed Anemones", the species listed... you'll see. Bob Fenner>

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