Anemone Question

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    Do you have an ID on this nemmie ?

    I have had this creature for over a year, and has lived in it's previous tank for 4 years.

    I also like to know if there is any particular reason why it extends it's foot from time to time, making it very much taller and then will "flatten" it for months on end.

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    Looks like my heteractis magnifica, without the purple foot. So, perhaps SOME heteractis species?
     
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    They don't always have the purple foot. I wish they did. It would certainly make identification a whole lot easier.
     
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    Here's a few pics of my h. magnifica:
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    JB is the lion fish living in the anemone?:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
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    Beautiful and very healthy looking Jacquesb!
     
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    LOL - no Nemo's Janitor ;) Clearly not...
    BUT, it DID seem to LOVE the limelight! I have a "celebrity lionfish"! ;)
     
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    Thanks Anemone - it's been in my tank now for the past 3 years!
     
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    Warr7207

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    I have T5's - about 400 watts. It live at the bottom of a 600mm deep tank. I have tried to get it higher up in the tank, but it goes back to the surface.

    I only target feed once a month. But it gets loads of food when feeding the tank fish roe.

    It has never had longer tentacles, as long as I have had it. It also has not got bigger like my other Crispa.

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    Any chance the clownfish is taking the food?
     
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    My clowns feeds my anemone`s once they full.Hectic hey?
     
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    That does happen Zee.
     
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    Not anymore, as the maroon has moved over to the vacant Heteractis crispa -purple tip
     
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    Hi Brenda

    I noticed in my Baensch Marine Atlas, that mushrooms, elephant ears, and Zoanthaids all fall under Anemones, namley Disc or Colonial. Now the book was published 10 years ago, but has classification changed that much or is this book incorrect ?
     
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    The atlas is correct. All are Cnidaria and zoanthids are still considered colonial anemones, although the term "anemone" is not commonly used by hobbyists when refering to zoanthids. See here: Zoanthids: Polyps and Colonial Anemone Corals
     
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    Wow, that's interesting, so I can tell fellow reefers I have over a 100 nemmies in my tank and watch the shock and horror reactions
     
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    Any idea, why this creature extends itself like this, every couple of months, and only for 2-3 hours at a time ?

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