Big anemones?

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    I was just wondering if there is anyone out there with a huge anemone? mine is big and getting bigger, was wondering if theres anyone with a monster nennie? i hear in the red sea they reach a diameter of 1m!!
     
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    different anemones reach different sizes and they are not just from the red sea:whistling: I know Magnificas reach about a metre, where as bubble tips reach half that. i have a friend with a rose Bubble tip that is about as big as it gets. Will get a decent pic for you and post it
     
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    Hi Deadmeat - my H. Magnifica was +-50cm in diameter before it died in November 2009.
     
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    Wow!!!!!! What did you feed that monster?
     
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    tagging along here
    wanna get a bubble tip :lol:
     
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    Hi Anemone -

    I fed mine the following:
    - mussel meat
    - lance fish
    - pink (cocktail) shrimp

    I fed mine twice a week in the beginning, until it got to big, then I reduced the feeding to once a week....

    I also alternated the foods.... Mine also got hold of a lot of the food that I fed my fish.

    And it was only under 150 watt metal halides.
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    My GBTA is easily 50cm when fully open
     
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    I bet it did!
     
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    Wow! That's awesome!
     
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    Nice posts guys but would LOVE some pics. Its alarming to hear that anemones die so quick in marine aquaria(a year or two) because as i understand it, their lifespan is indefinite meaning they literally live forever until somthing chows them:p . I know its not just the red sea with anemones:razz: i dive here in CT alot and the nennies here in the cold water are surprisingly beautiful and soo much coralline, and sea whips, and urchins and funny critters:)
     
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    Deadmeat - my pics is not with me at the moment. I will post pics when I get home (it's on my old laptop)...
     
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    Hi Deadmeat - here's a pic of what my H. magnifica looked like when it was at it's biggest:
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    And here's a pic of my tank with the nemmie in - take into account that the tank is 2 meters wide, the nemmie took up +-a 1/4 of the tank when fully expanded (this was what my tank looked like a few months before we moved laster year):
    [​IMG]
     
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    Have the same type of nennie they do get big, mine is easy 500mm across, will take some pics over the weekend and post. Only feed every fourth day, (mussel and hake). When i put it in the tank it was'nt even 20seconds and the nemo's where hosting and they defend it with there life. Awsome to have.
     
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    nice

    magnificent magnifica jaques :thumbup: but what happened to it when you moved?
     
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    Deadmeat - unfortunately because of temperature differences during the actual move (the temperature of the water that I had the nemmie in (in a cooler box) dropped about 6 degrees between taking the nemmie out of my tank, and placing it into my sump tanks (which was running for about 2 weeks before), and the water temp in the sump tanks was at 24 degrees - and this caused ALL my invertebrates to die. I lost this nemmie, which I had for 3.5 years, and also lost all my corals....
     
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    it was a very sad day :(
     
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    Yes it was. I was not on MASA for about 3 weeks after that happened. I struggled to get myself back into control. Nearly gave up the hobby.... :(
     
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    well done for pulling through mate. not many people would have carried on. big :thumbup: to you!!
     
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    I feel for u man, it still surprises me how sensitive inverts are. thanks again dor the pics dude :wave2:
     
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