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  1. freek

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    I bought a night anemone (Phyllodiscus semoni Feueranemone). Please give me info. I got from the net words like "most dangerous anemone, it can give you kidney failure), That is not exactly that I was looking for but very good to know.
     
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  3. Johan van Aardt

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    ive never heard of that, can you maybe post a pic fo us
     
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    I have not seen one but according to Sprung & Delbeek 's book. "The Reef Aquarium" volume Two pg 369 it is a hardy species. Needs strong illumination and intermittent strong water motion. Nothing mentioned on how dangerous it is. Hope you have success with it and keep us updated.
     
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    Hi, Dad (freek) asked me to post photos of it, as he cant get the images uploaded. Sorry for the bad quality, as it was taken via cellphone...

    Here she is:

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    Interesting thing about this nennie, is that according to my dad, the red part isn't the "stinging" part, as it does not "take" food or fire nemotocyst cells when food touches it. It is the middle part that reacts.

    Now one needs to wonder why then the red outer bush? IMO it is to lure fish, as this closely resembles the likes of kenya trees, and looks like cauliflower...

    Hmmm, interesting that there is so little info available on it though.
     
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    You guys did a great job on the ID of this anemone. Unfortunately, I don't have any first hand experience with this anemone. I've never seen one in person. This is what I found on the anemone:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1934535/pdf/JPATH171000402.pdf

    This anemone is also known as "unbachi-isoginchaku" in Japan. So you may want to search that too.

    Please keep us updated on this anemones.
     
  9. freek

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    Thanks for info received thus far. I have tried all the revelant names and without succsess. So I will make a data base on experience. Currently I feed it krill. It is quite happy with that. I also start feeding it at night (Thought my kids are grown up). It is getting smaller at night but extend the oral disc about 50mm. During daytime the nennie body is much bigger.

    The tentacles is visible during the day as in the first picture.

    I will post info as I experience it for those who are interested. I will also post pic's from time to time.

    Thanks
    :wave2:
     
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    Brenda, I spoke to my dad last night, and he found that site of yours quite helpful. He says that the sting from this Anemone is aparantly related to that of Box Jellyfish!!! WOW!!!

    Why do you think there is so little info on these types of anemones? And why has THIS one landed in an LFS? Was it by chance? Are they THAT scarce? Can you maybe tell us?
     
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