Anemone ID please

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  1. Jacojs

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    Hi everyone.

    This Anemone came with some live rock, I have had it for about 3 months now and its still the same colour, it eats ferociously! Literally opens up again after 5 minutes if not less and thats after a rather big piece of prawn.

    Is it bleached or is this its colour?

    On the rock were 3 other small white "things", they turned out to be mushrooms and they have coloured up and are not see through anymore.

    ID and input with regards to its wellbeing will be greatly appreciated.

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    Nobody have any ideas?
     
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    Looks like a rockflower anemone
     
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    Take a pic with white light
     
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    Okay will do with flash, tomorrow, at work now.
     
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    Here it is with flash, killer prawns hanging out closeby, they are actually irritating because they pluck the food from the anemones mouth when I feed it, I have given them food first but they go on as if they never eat and end up yanking the food out of its mouth anyway.

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    It seems to be bleached. How often do you feed it?
     
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    @Jacques Booysen 87 about twice a week, a nice chunk of prawn meat. The last time the cleaner shrimp stole it but I wont let it happen again.
     
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    When you feed him stay a while longer and check if he spits the food and chase the shrimp till it has all the food in feed feed small chucks maby 1cm.
    Can someone help with some input
     
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    Did you do some research on rock flower anemone might also get some ideas on placement and such
     
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    He doesnt spit anything out and is fully open within 5 minutes of eating. He has moved a few times but not much, just his foot moved a bit and he changed position slightly.
     
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    Ill try do a video when I feed it again and upload here.
     
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    Do you know all your parameters
     
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    They do not tend to move much
     
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    I can only test for Nitrites, Nitrates and ammonia, will do that as well tomorrow. Oh and salinity.
     
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    Maby take some water to a reefer close-by or find out if your lfs tests water this will help you
     
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    Will see what I can do.
     
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    There is a nice video on the tidal garden channel on youtube about rockflowers if you haven't seen it yet
     
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    How long can I keep the water to be tested? I have to be somewhere at 9:00 and the lfs only opens at 10:00 and Ill have to contain the water at 8:00.
     
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