I.D this anemone please

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    Here's an anemone i found while diving, what is it?

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    Looks like a colonial or rock anemone. What's it's size?
     
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    It's body minus tentacles is the size of a fist. Are these nennies rare? it was the only1 i saw
     
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    that big...?
    could be this: [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starburst_Anemone"]Starburst Anemone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
     
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    nope. it has only a few tentacles. its tentacles are about 2cm long and are very thick
     
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    you are actually right, it could be a species of starburst. They look very similair
     
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    Its a cold water species, from PE most likely. One that you collected yourself.

    Cold water anemones are beautiful, a lot more than warm water in my opinion. A lot more colour and bigger. But they will not last in our tanks.
     
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    Yep thats what he said,he collected it while diving,check his first post.;)

    Beautiful specimen,i suggest you feed it a piece of hake(small piece like the size of your little finger nail) every day or two......atleast once a week.If you see its getting smaller then increase feedings.
     
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    he did ask the exact same question on anther thread, but a thread on local KZN anemones. Seems he wanted more information, then he created this thread, asking for more info, but got nothing more :(
    Local KZN Anemones. - Page 2 - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    Also he did not state where he was diving in this thread. ;)

    I'm the only one who points out twice that this anemone is not really suitable for warmer tropical setups.

    Although I do collect my own rock anemones, hermits and snails, I do not believe in collecting anything that will suffer in our tanks. If you do not know what it is, or what is the requirements, rather leave it where you saw it.

    Then again, seeing he is from PE, and if he can maintain a tank at 20 degrees or lower, whatever the average in summer time is for the sea water in PE, then he could create a very beautiful tank. Just need to take into account then that he cannot buy "normal" tropical marine fish from LFS.

    Sometime early last year if I remember correctly, somebody from the Cape area did create a colder water tank with starfish, urchins and other locally collected Falsebay creatures.
     
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    Yep,he also has another thread where 459 and myself pointed out exactly what you are saying,i agree bro.
     
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    i have to agree...no matter how beautifully and intriguing cold water nennies look we must refrain from adding them to our system..our fish won't be able to interact with them as they do with the nennies that we should have..rather set up a cold water tank..;)
     
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