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Mini Carpet Anemones

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lgreen

Just wondering who all has a mini carpet anemone here?

 

What size tank do you have, how much lighting, are you feeding them, if so, what, and how often?

 

Also anyone having good luck with getting them to split pretty fast?

 

Thanks!

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DementedLullaby

A bunch of people did a group buy recently, may wanna check the classifieds and send a few PM questions as well :). My understanding is they are damn hardy and split real easy with or without food. I personally enjoy feeding my corals so I say feed feed feed! I hear even with just decent lighting they will still spread fairly fast. High range CF should serve them fine. They will move to get more lighting and if my understanding on them is correct they are fairly non aggressive. I know Adin was doing a dedicated tank for them instead of with other corals. He's the "obscure" anemone dude to ask if you ask me.

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lgreen

Thanks for the info.

 

That is the impression I was getting, but just wanted to make sure.

 

Think 40w of PC on a 10g should get some pretty good spreading?

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icenine

Plenty... just feed 'em once or twice a week.

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Tony

I dont know how many I have they hide in the cracks and crevices in my tank. 150 watt MH over 20H and I dont feed them in this tank.

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fishwife

I've got one under 150 MH over a 20L. It's right under the light, seems happy. It's probably 3-4" across. I feed it mysis once or twice a week.

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lgreen

Thanks for the info!

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adinsxq

the few i can reach get fed cyclpeeze/mysis/krill twice a day (along with the other anemone species in that tank) and are under 150w mh. a couple of them crawled away and are in low light and aren't being directly fed. all of them seem to be doing fine. super easy anemones

 

40w + 10g would be great

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lgreen

Cool. Thanks adin.

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CGNano

are these like the new trend?

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KDC

Do any of the clowns like them?

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CGNano

apparently my lfs has one.

 

i'm going to buy it.

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Fishfreak218
Do any of the clowns like them?

no... they dont host clowns

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Hoobahans

Does anyone have suggestions for good online venders for them? I am interested in trying one in the future but I am having trouble finding very many being offered.

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psidriven

Only online dealer I know of is Fragglereef. Just keep an eye out and I'm sure you can get some from a fellow hobbyist when your ready. I went from none to buying eight in a few months.

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adinsxq

i sliced one of mine in half last night

 

it was fun.

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Hoobahans

Well, if there are many of you out there slicing your mini carpets, I would love to pick up a half!

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psidriven

One of mine actually already split on it's own. First time it happened to me. Pretty cool.

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FishFreak77

I now want one because they sound awesome! I am getting new lighting for my tank and am thinking of getting a CF 192watt for my 30g. Will this be enough for one of these anemones? If so, do they come in greens or yellows and how much do they usually cost?

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travisurfer

just get a 150w halide ff77

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FishFreak77

I am not getting a 150w MH because they are twice as much and they get really hot.

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I Take Pictures

Are these "mini carpets" the same as Tapetum nems?

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lgreen

Stichodactyla tapetum

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I Take Pictures

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh ic now thanks.

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adinsxq

hi so the original one i sliced turned out fine but i totally forgot to take pictures so i did it again last night while i was making some zoo frags.

 

here's a picture from today

 

DSCN7655.JPG

 

full size: http://www.nano-reef.com/gallery/data/500/DSCN7655.JPG

 

i threw the two halves (cut right through the mouth as you can see in the full size shot) into my refugium/rubble pit. they're both firmly attached and were orientated upward (one went in upside down). plucked them out for the shot.

 

so... if any of you were wondering, you can force them to split very easily and with very little down time.

 

hth

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