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Discussion in 'Anemone's' started by Nemos Janitor, 12 Mar 2010.

  1. Nemos Janitor

    Nemos Janitor

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    Was feeding my orphans and noticed my Maroon clown being very active. After all hell had settled i noticed a baby. The anemone had moved about 300mm to the right exposing.....

    What are your thoughts and suggestions Brender.

    It is a baby is it.:mbounce:

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    RiaanP Moderator

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    I though that if they split, they split into two almost same size halves.
    Well obviously not.

    And it will be a clone:)

    Good, you can now have two sisters in your tank. :thumbup:
    (or is it brothers?)
     
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    nice
    i will like to also have the pleasure
     
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    Nemos Janitor Thread Starter

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    @RiaanP i know that some crabs use these baby Anemones as defence weapons. Not sure how they produced though. Might be that my eel nipped a bit off pinching a meal from the anemone. ??? not sure. Will post the feeding video of the orphans when i get it uploaded.
     
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    Strange, as Riaan said, I thought they only split into halves, this looks like "The Gremlins" and it has just sort of popped one out. I know it's a bit small and too early to tell :p but can you see a mouth? Very interesting.
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    WOW, very cool Keith !!
     
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    IMO it is def a baby. The clown put that bit of stint in the baby.

    Any quick uploads of a video. PB takes ages and kills my band width. :(
     
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    Great! What else could it be, are there any other amemones of any type?
     
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    Nemos Janitor Thread Starter

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    Yup Appetiser. But i know the difference. Maybe Jacob visited some time.:nono:
     
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    :puke:It's gone? Came up to post and download video and pics.

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    Moved the rocks gently and look what i found. Protection maybe?

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    YUP the baby had moved to the corner of the overflow box. Mother protecting it.

    Tried to move it but it is adhered to the overflow. Will let it be.
     
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    Don't want to loose the baby. In two minds as to fencing it in or letting nature take it's course. The latter might be more interesting, however i might loose it. And then if i interfere maybe the same. Hmm.. dilemma.

    Will baby sit a little.
     
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    It is definitely unusually small! Anemones don’t always split in half, but this is very unusual. Keep an eye on it. Is there anything in the tank that could have injured the anemone, tearing a portion of it off?
     
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    Maybe it was just born under weight...lol
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    Yes, a large honeycomb eel. The amazing part is how the anemone and maroon clown are protecting it.

    Do anemones only reproduce by division or can they reproduce sexually?

    The reason i ask is check out this video. Anemones do start off very small.

    The Stachowicz Lab
     
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    Hey nemo, when i purchased my Carpet nennie, i too was surprised by what looked like a baby, they've been seperated in the same tank and "baby" seems to be growing. ;)

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    Congratulations, NJ - you're a DAD :slayer:

    I have often wondered if host anemones could "slough off" babies as they move around, just as aiptasia do all the time (one of the ways that they can quickly multiply asexually in a tank).

    I think that we now have positive proof of this :thumbup:

    Hennie
     
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    The large honeycomb eel is your answer. Eels don't belong in reef tanks!

    Hosting anemones can reporoduce sexually and asexually. Sexual reproduction has not been successful in the home aquarium yet. It happens all the time in the wild.
     
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    Nemos Janitor Thread Starter

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    You are correct Brenda. Honeycombs need to remain in the ocean. However what to do with the creature??? All to often these poor QUETE creatures appear in LFS at about 180mm. 6 Months down the line the poor thing is no longer wanted. So they and other species end up in my Orphan tank.

    I may be wrong but this baby is something i have not seen before. Its growth would have to evolve from a torn foot, one tentacle of the hosting anemone is bigger than the baby, almost.

    Anyways i am monitoring closely and will update frequently.
     
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    Wow Keith this is super, sure is interesting. Please keep us up-dated.
     
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