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Please help to ID this small anemone. thanks  8/30/05 Any idea what kinda anemone is it ? Is it bleached ? Thanks - Alan Ang - <Do look like some bleached out Epicystis crucifer to me. Please see here: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marine/inverts/cnidaria/anthozoa/twaanemones.htm Do you have LR that originated in the tropical West Atlantic? Bob Fenner>

Anemone ID  08/08/2005 Hi There! Hope you're doing fine! <Thanks. So far...> I got this anemone delivered at my place by a LFS. That LFS is far from home so I only talked with them on the phone and didn't see the anemone before it arrived here. It was supposed to be a bubble tip anemone but in my (beginner's) opinion it is not. I have done some research and it seems to me it is a "Heteractis Crispa" but I am not sure at all. <This is likely (other than Condylactis in places) the most common species of anemone sold in the aquarium trade> Didn't see any Heteractis crispa of this exact color on the web. As you see it is green with a frosty pattern on the tentacle and purple tips. Sometimes the tentacles have  There is a pinkish hue on the oral disk. It is about 6" wide. <Does appear to be a H. crispa, "Sebae" anemone to me as well... apparently a very nice, healthy specimen> It extends and open during day and goes back to sleep often closing when the light goes off. <Typical, normal diurnal behavior> There is a small ocellaris in the tank that doesn't want to make it his home but the porcelain crab did (picture 1) after just two days. The anemone is staying under a 250w 10k MH and the tank is 24" deep with a 4-5" DSB. I have it since a month now and there were a few white irregular marks on it that disappeared since then and I am under the impression it's a good sign. <Yes> Seems to do well. So my questions would be... -What species is it? -Is the "sleeping" behavior normal? -Is it a problem that the body column is so extended, to nearly 10"!? (bad picture 3) It is quite thin then. Seems like the anemone wants to stay attached were it is under the shadow of big LR arch and then reach out for the light. <It will move if it wants, no worries> She has other easy access options thought... -If I feed it a shrimp once a week is it better to remove the shrimp's shell? <I would feed it twice a week... a mix of meaty foods... Please read here: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/sebaefdgfaqs.htm> -Can I freeze fresh mussel and unfreeze it to give to the anemone (and possibly to fishes)? <Yes> At the fish market they say mussel cannot be frozen and unfrozen for human consumption that's why I am asking... Thanks you so much for your always invaluable information and advices!!! <Thank you for writing, sharing. Bob Fenner>

Polyp of some sort 7/12/05 Hi, Bob <Tom>   I was wondering if you could identify this for me it just showed up one day and don't know how I got it or if it is safe for the rest of its tank mates. <Mmm, appears to be an actinarian, an anemone of some sort... if there is but the one I would not be concerned.> Thanks for all your help with your books and this great site <Welcome. Bob Fenner>

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