Anemone i.d. - please

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  1. DUPPIE

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    Hi Guys !

    Bought this anemone recently, and need some help on making an I.D., to ensure I apply proper husbandry.
    The closest I could find with internet searches resulted in only a tiny bit of info, if this is a "snakelocks" anemone (Anemonia Viridis) that is. It has a purply/red mouth and foot. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks !!

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  3. zippy

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    Macrodactyla doreensis ?

    better shot of the foot would help to confirm
     
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    @Duppy, I think zippy is right, it looks like a Macrodactyla doreensis AKA long tentacle anemone.

    Sanders
     
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    I am going with....Entacmaea quadricolor . Could also be a crispa..:m86:
     
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    Looks more like pink tip condylactis
     
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    Thanks all !

    I've had a look at the species mentioned, and still not sure. The most distinguishing factor is that this anemone never closes it's tentacles (not even at night). When it feeds, it will grab the food with only 2-5 tentacles, whilst the rest stays open. It also never deflates. The LFS said that it came from America, if this helps.
     
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    LTA mines does exactly the same.
     
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    Thats why I also think it could be a long tentacle anemone. Had one looking exactly the same many, many years ago and I got it as a long tentacle ( Macrodactyla doreensis )
     
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