CARPET ANEMONE! Haddon's or Stoicactus

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  1. clownaround

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    I have been researching haddons carpet anemone. I am very interested in doing a Carpet anem only tank as I love the relationship my clowns have with my bubble tip anemone and love the intense colours of the Haddons Carpet.

    When chatting to my LFS about which carpets do best and easiest to care for he suggested Stoicactus Carpet Anemone but I have only been able to find one reference to this anemone. does it have a different name I should be searching for? and how does it compare to the Haddons Carpet anemone.
     
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  3. viper357

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    Stichodactyla gigantea is the official name I think you are looking for?
     
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    I have a very large carpet anemone that I want to sell or swap it is a bit larger than a dinner plate
    Let me know if you keen and I'll post a pic
     
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    Oh it's a green haddons carpet anemone
     
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    Thank you. Very keen to see pic so please do post. Unfortunately im looking for a smaller one if possible. How long have u had yours at growth rate?
     
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    Carpet

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    Oh iv had it for about 2months it keeps mooving around the tank and it is
    Stinging all my other corals it even mooves the rocks in my tank.
    What size is your tank?
     
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    My clowns feed the carpet and i give it a piece of fish perhaps 2 or 3 times
    A month it got a little bigger i guess.
    The funney thing is that wen i baught it it was as big as a side plate and
    Wen i put it into my tank it kept on getting bigger and bigger till it was as big as a dinner
    Plate, i couldent believe it.
     
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    My clowns also feed mine
     
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    I have only nano sized tanks under 70L and was thinking of doing Carpet in a something similar sized but would be a carpet only setup. I know it's rather small for a carpet but I have am always suprised at what can be done in nano tanks.
     
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    Will you be keeping a pair of clowns in your carpet tank?
     
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    What else are you planning on keeping in this tank with the carpet? A carpet in a nano could be risky...they get big and could end in the loss of a lot of livestock. One mini carpet the size of my thumb has already taken out a pipefish in my tank. :(
     
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    Yeah, I know it's risky. whole tank would be geard towards carpet. so only pair clowns, (carpet specific as I've heard they have eaten clowns as well) porcelain grab and CUC. just the few nano I've seen with them are awesome and think if careful planning and care is taken it can be pulled off.
     
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    Cool man sounds awesome!
     
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    Is the tank running yet?
    You should only add an anemone to a very stable tank I would say 6months minimum cause if it dies
    Apparently it can wipe out your whole tank
     
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    You are sort of right there...yes you should only add an anemone to a mature stable system...usually a year in to be safe...this being that if parameters fluctuate and things are changing in the tank it will unsettle the anemone and cause it to walk...walking anemones are destructive to other livestock and can cause themselves harm.

    Its not if they die they can wipe out your tank, its how they die...as a walking anemone getting stuck in a powerhead and getting chopped up will basically turn your tank into an anemone soup and this will be what can cause a tank wipe, if that makes sense. :)
     
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    thinking of doing things one of 2 ways. either waiting for new setup to stabilise and mature or move corals from current established setup and use that to house carpet.

    any body have any further info on the difference between Haddon's and Stoicactus? will attach a pic of the Stoic I have found on the net.

    would love to see a few pics of either the blue or red carpets.
     
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    these pics are only reference I can find regarding Stoicactus carpet anem. but no info

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    carpet+%20clowns.jpg
     
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    I think stoicactus is a shortened spelling error of the genus stoidachtyla
    Search for stoidachtyla haddoni, that's the one we get most frequently here amd doesn't get as large as it's cousin S.gigantea
     
  21. Kunhardt

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    its Stichodactyla...all carpets I think are Stichodactyla "X"...haddons, mini carpets, gigantica etc are all types of carpet anemones under the genus Stichodactyla.
     
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