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need some anemone help again...

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Fishfreak218

OMG! thats soo cooll.. it looks almost fake..!! that thing is awesome!!!

we never get anemones like that down here :(

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jeremai

:eek: Any common name or collection information?

 

If I figure it out, can I keep it? :)

 

It reminds me of Urticina spp., but I've never seen that color pattern before. Urticina anemones have tentacles arranged in multiples of ten grouped into three rows, and non-adhesive bumps on the column; dead giveaways, of you'd like to count them.

 

I'll wait.

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adinsxq

VERY HELPFUL JERE THANKS FOR POINTING ME IN SOME DIRECTION!

 

 

urticina.. wow

 

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jeremai

Hehe, tankmate for the waratahs... there are no tropical Urticina species, and most love it cold - UK, Washington Coast, Northern Japan...

 

Edit: they used to be classified as Tealia spp., that may help your searching. There are a few species native to the California coast and the Channel islands - U. lofo-something (wrote my notes in pen and they got saltwater all over them, hehe) and others. That's all I have; if you think this may be it, I'll call a buddy of mine and direct him to your photo for lots of scientific mumbo jumbo.

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adinsxq

cool thanks lol...

 

here's a side shot. the foot is attached to a very unhappy snail.

 

waratahs are jealous of all the attention that their new tankmate is getting

 

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adinsxq

and an overhead shot...

 

readily eats freezedried cyclopeeze

 

the body is sticky too.

 

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reefbuzz

One word: Wow! Never seen that before.

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The Propagator

Urticina spp are a "cold" water species anemone arent they? ( colder than the gulf anyway)

I see Flower rock anemones that look identicle to that Adin that come out of the FLorida caribbean about 4 times a week.

Epicystis crucifer species

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jeremai

You've seen Epicyctis that look like that? The morphology between the two species is completely different... :huh:

 

Adin, did you ever get a chance to count the tentacles? :P There is another genus that is a possibility... can you get a clear shot of the base? Make it mad so it closes up, hehe.

 

(psst, if you're researching a coldwater tank send me some links - I only found one retailer, and I'm almost ready to stock, kthx).

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adinsxq

i honestly tried to count... got a headache

 

the tentacles are very sensitive. i thought the Actinia (waratah or beadlet... nobody's ever really confirmed the species for me) were doing a great job pulling things from the water column (floating freeze dried cyclopeeze and mysis fragments) but this one has much better reflexes. it manipulates food particles straight into its mouth in one movement. today it ate a 3/4 cube of hikari frozen krill with ease.

 

right now it's about 1.5" diameter. there were two at the LFS... i picked this one because it appeared slightly more red at the time. i'm going to try to get more information about the source next time i'm there, but i doubt they'll have anything useful (i worked there in highschool... i know how things go at that place... haha)

 

i don't have a proper coldwater setup yet... can't decide on a final tank design. all of my "coldwater" in a 18x18x11 tank (150w mh, maxijet 900 and 1200) running at 72F. i'm not trying to justify abusing the anemones, but the original waratah did well at that temperature (until its mysterious death after labor). i estimate that the 3 offspring that managed to rescue from death-by-impeller should be mature in a month or two.

 

i've always wanted strawberry anemones (Corynactis californica) but it's impossible to get them, even though they plague all of the local public aquariums. i also hear they will not tolerate any temperature above 60F. one day soon i swear i'm going to brave the tidepools until i find one... even if that means almost drowning (inter-tidal).

 

research as far as suppliers? i sometimes volunteer for trips to the wholesalers with my lfs... but it's hit and miss. make friends with the people that maintain the casino tanks! surely they'd be able to bring stuff in for you? you know... maybe steve weast could offer you better suggestions (http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=810595)

 

and finally... pic of angry anemone:

 

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adinsxq

uh oh... do we have a winner?

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formerly icyuodd/icyoud2

the second link i just added shows one with the bumps inflated, but it does sport alot more black. if its not, i do think its in the Actiniidae family

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adinsxq

hmmm. the bumps on mine are all red (no out of context quotes please!) the things you see in my photo are pieces of gray calcite. it's still a good suggestion..

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formerly icyuodd/icyoud2

the first pic/link has red bumps the second blue/black.

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looking at the 2 pics, i imagen color varies from anemone to anemone.

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The Propagator

I was under the impression that the anemones that I see comming from the Florida wholesaler

that look exactly like the one adin has were from the Caribbean like all the other stuff.

I was wrong.

formerly icyuodd/icyoud2 nailed it.

 

My LFS suplier imports alot of anemones and thats one of them. LOL!!!

EXCUSE ME while I remove my foot from my mouth. ;)

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adinsxq

new one...

 

(original one is eating a cube of krill)

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formerly icyuodd/icyoud2

they are awesome!!!!!

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jeremai

Friggin amazing.

 

Hey, are the bumps on the column adhesive or no?

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mahi mahi boy

Those are cherry! What camera are you using, adin?

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The Propagator
Friggin amazing.

 

Hey, are the bumps on the column adhesive or no?

 

 

On mine they were adheasive.

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adinsxq

nikon coolpix 885 (ancient!)

 

sticky bumps

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jeremai

That rules out Urticina. Phlyctenanthus makes more sense anyway, especially if it came from the same supplier at the Actinia - no Urticina species in the southern hemisphere.

 

that is, if it's really an Actinia... :eek:

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The Propagator

I am still searhing for pics of mine and for red flower rock anemone pics.

I'm not ready to give up yet LOL!

Now the guy I got mine from says they are red flower rocks, and he thought I was talking about the RBTAs he gets in DOUGH !!!!!!

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