2nd Anemone ID please

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  1. Jacojs

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    Hi again everyone.

    I purchased this anemone from a lfs last week, it was looking very bad and was really the size of a R5 coin, I know I should probably not have bought it but but I wanted to save it.

    I know its a bubble tip but can anyone give a more accurate ID please?

    It's looking much better now and Im surprised at its size.

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  3. CheriS

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    Just normal green bta
     
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    I'm going to try spell it without googling it. :p Entacmaea quadricolor.
     
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    @CheriS Well thats a let down, here I am thinking I have something special :blush: thats just under normal white light though, it looks WAY more spectacular when the Actinics are on, I shall call it my STARBURST BTA it sounds cooler :lol:

    Ill try to get a photo under actinics tonight and post it here too.

    Thanks @viper357
     
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    Haha! Do not underestimate green bta's. They can become stunners
     
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    That's a nice one. I want a nice green one.
    They are the more common one to come across.
     
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    @CheriS Im going to go look through the Anemone pics thread now ;)
     
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    A winning BTA would be a Rainbow BTA
     
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    @StrayTang has what he calls a starburst bta! His does look very nice!!

    @madmatt for sure!
     
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    Mine went from this

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    To this. Yes under actinic but you get the idea..

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    Also got one the size of a R5 two weeks ago. Mine seems to have purple tips though. Was pretty messed up with a couple of tentacles looking as if it was chowed of by something.

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    Tentacles that look chowed usually means it recently split :) @jacohall
    If it has purple tips it will look awesome when it's bigger!
     
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    Feeling pretty stupid, but is there any chance this might be a Majano? Just saw an article on another thread and looks quite similar.
     
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    Just had a look on Google and it does look very like Majano.
     
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    @CheriS your BTA looks awesome! Do the tips still inflate?

    @jacohall yours is also very nice! Going to look great when it gets bigger. I also daw the post about the majano ID and also thought that it looked like a BTA to me too!!! So I really dont know :)

    Excuse the bad cellphone pics but this is what it looked like at the store.
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    This is after a few minutes in my tank, it seems to have pink or orange tips, I cant decide.
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    Ill probably get stoned but I did not acclimate him at all, pulled him out the bag and dumped into tank, I just held it in place until it attached. I read that they dont need acclimation as they are sometimes completely exposed in low tide areas. I probably took a chance yes but he is looking awesome and was within a few minutes of being introduced already more than double its size.
     
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    I'm on the hunt for another or 2 types of bubbles.
     
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    Sorry, didn't mean to hijack @Jacojs. This is what I am hoping it is!

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    I like the green ones! Yours looks great!
     
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    No problem @jacohall that is a DAMN nice specimen!!! If yours turn out to look like this let me know ;)
     
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    It's not majano
     
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    You'll soon see anyway. They don't grow much larger than 3cm. Majano tend to have more tentacles inward and more color on the disc
     
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