Anemone ID

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  1. Jaak

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    Ahoy,

    The picture below is of type of anemone. It came into my nano originally as a hitchiker on another coral. He moved around a bit originally and he was bleached ice white. He has now made his home on the side of this rock for a couple of months already. I've searched every type of anemone on the net to no avail. I orignally though it was a mojano but it's not. I've not seen anything that looks similar. It was tiny originally but now when it's open after the lights go on it's bigger than a R5 coin. It's also coulered up nicely with a luminous green centre. Please help me id this guy in order for me to look after him correctly...
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    WOW! Awesome nemmie Jaak! LOOKS like one of the heteractis anemone's .... just not 100% sure which one....
     
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    I don't know if it is a nemmie as it's tentacles are not smooth like all other nemmie's. It looks like there are polyps of sorts on the tentacles. Remember, this is the one you saw in my nano the last time you were at my house?
     
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    I forgot to mention. The bottom is the same colour as the tentacles with small white spots on. At night it closes up like a ricordea sometimes.
     
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    maybe an aurora ? or malu ?
     
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    I was thinking of the aurora, Frans.... thanks.... just could not get to th name!
     
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    It looks like what some folks out here call a "Borneman anemone"... not sure even Borneman knows exactly what species it is though.
    "borneman" anemone
     
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    thanx sihaya, unfortunatley i couldnt get any pics from your link, JB withut seeing the fot etc..my giut would go with aurora...cool hitchhiker
     
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    Frans, i think your suggestion is very close!
     
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    Thanks Sara, I'm looking for some pics of it but from what i've seen you could be correct.:thumbup:
     
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    jaak..send a link pls
     
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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's a Phymanthus sp. "Borneman anemone"... just do a google image search for Phymanthus. ;)
     
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    Yep... looks most like this one, the Phymanthus buitendijki, to me... what say you?
    Phymanthus buitendijki
     
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    That looks exactly like it - spot on!! Thanks for all your help.:thumbup:
     
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    Wow Jaak,lucky find.Can we get a close up.
     
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    I'll try and get a better pic tomorrow!:thumbup:
     
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    I've never had one myself, but I "hear" they're pretty nice anems to have in an aquarium (don't get too big, are hardy, etc.).
     
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    Here's the close up as promised:

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