Id anemone

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  1. Fester

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    This came in on a piece of LR. Didnt notice it till now as the rock was placed at back of DT. moved to front somehow. What is this? ImageUploadedByTapatalk1354469377.985997.jpg

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    It is a Macrodactylis doreensis anemone, or long tentacled anemone. This one looks a tad bleached. They require mature systems, stable, good water parameters and good lighting and they need deep enough sand beds to burrow their foot into. Don't really host any clown fishes, I think skunk clowns like to host them.
     
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    Ok thanks. Why would it appear bleached? My DT sand is about 3cm deep. Should i then add some more sand? Parameters of tank very stable and all tests good
     
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    PS. what should it be fed?
     
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    if a anemone, coral of sort and polyp appear bleached, it's either getting too much light or too little.

    Feeding: same as the tube anemone thread you posted.
     
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    Im running 6 54 watt T5's water level is 580. So u think too much or to little?
     
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    depends on the age of the globes, age of the specimen, depth of the specimen within the tank and a few other parameters.
     
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    Wrong ID. It's Heteractis aurora. One of the easier Heteractis, but needs a sand bed...preferably deep.

    Clowns that host in it:

    A. akindynos, A. allardi, A. bicinctus, A. chrysogaster, A. chrysopterus, A. clarkii, A. tricinctus
     
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    ditto as to what Lord_Blackadder said, although it does look happy wrt waterflow etc. Fact that it is fully extended tells me it is trying to absorb as much light it can get, which normally is a sign of not getting enough... i am not an anemone expert, but this is from personal experience as i have/had a few.....
    Feed the nennie some hake pieces, and if you can get some fish roe, they love it as well as sea urchin meat....
     
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    Only a very little bit. If tentacles still sticky its a good sign. Do not force feed it. Do not push it into its mouth. Just a very small piece. Can even try flakes.

    Ensure that o hermits or fish are around that could steal the food from it. Best is to isolate it in your frag tank maybe, if you got one. First it needs good light, but also, do not overdo the lights at the moment. place it so that the light just falls on it, and it can move away or closer to the light as it wishes.
     
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    Globes have been in for 3 weeks now
     
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