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I originally thought this was a ricordea.....

 

But Now I'm not so sure....

 

The girl at the LFS on Sunday was a "fill in" and didn't know any of the corals I bought.

 

It balled up last night when I put him in, now he's here..... whatever s/he/it is......

 

You can see in the first photo he has a pink soft underside.

 

 

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hinnenkm

Looks like a carpet anemone my mistake after seeing the post below. Maxi mini is exactly it and the name didn't come to me, although a maxi mini is a type of carpet anemone 🙂

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It's 100% an anemone and it looks like Maxi-Mini Anemone to me. Very hardy and easy to keep. Their sting isn't very strong, many corals can live extremely close/touching them, and they don't normally get over 6" across fully grown. They are a really good nem to get lucky with at the LFS - they tend to come in bad looking/brown and then get extraordinary coloring.

 

For example, one of mine looked just like yours when I got it and this is what it looks like now - when they color up, they really color up:

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5 minutes ago, jservedio said:

It's 100% an anemone and it looks like Maxi-Mini Anemone to me. Very hardy and easy to keep. Their sting isn't very strong, many corals can live extremely close/touching them, and they don't normally get over 6" across fully grown. They are a really good nem to get lucky with at the LFS - they tend to come in bad looking/brown and then get extraordinary coloring.

 

For example, one of mine looked just like yours when I got it and this is what it looks like now - when they color up, they really color up:

 

WOW! It looks exactly like that Maxi-Mini Nem. I knew it wasn't a normal Carpet as I have had carpets before.

 

That's awesome. So should I specifically feed it, or just let it live off the normal feedings.

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2 minutes ago, TerraIncognita said:

 

WOW! It looks exactly like that Maxi-Mini Nem. I knew it wasn't a normal Carpet as I have had carpets before.

 

That's awesome. So should I specifically feed it, or just let it live off the normal feedings.

In the 5-ish years I've had my two, I've fed them maybe a dozen times - they do fine without feeding. If you happen to be feeding LPS or other nems, you can feed them, but they don't need it.

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32 minutes ago, jservedio said:

In the 5-ish years I've had my two, I've fed them maybe a dozen times - they do fine without feeding. If you happen to be feeding LPS or other nems, you can feed them, but they don't need it.

Thanks a lot!

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1 hour ago, TerraIncognita said:

Thanks a lot!

No problem, only word of caution is that while they play nice with your corals, they are extremely sticky and can be fish eaters - they will have no problem eating a tiny goby or something similar if they perch on the nem. I had a clown goby get eaten by the one in the picture. Bigger fish are no issue at all.

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Tired

A clown goby? That's interesting, they seem to be immune to a lot of stinging things. I've seen plenty of pictures of them sitting in BTAs and the like. Was it sickly at the time? 

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19 hours ago, Tired said:

A clown goby? That's interesting, they seem to be immune to a lot of stinging things. I've seen plenty of pictures of them sitting in BTAs and the like. Was it sickly at the time? 

Yep - it was looking perfectly healthy to me, which is why it surprised me. IME, they are a little less aggressive with eating fish and shrimp compared to an elephant ear mushroom, but eat fish they do.

 

I've never had an RBTA eat a living healthy fish before.

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On 7/13/2020 at 12:20 PM, jservedio said:

It's 100% an anemone and it looks like Maxi-Mini Anemone to me. Very hardy and easy to keep. Their sting isn't very strong, many corals can live extremely close/touching them, and they don't normally get over 6" across fully grown. They are a really good nem to get lucky with at the LFS - they tend to come in bad looking/brown and then get extraordinary coloring.

 

For example, one of mine looked just like yours when I got it and this is what it looks like now - when they color up, they really color up:

maxi-mini-dslr2.thumb.jpg.37f6477197e21ef817a07bd7b22b91f9.jpg

Thanks for clarifying! I had not remembered the name in my previous post. This is a gorgeous anemone!!

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