Is this anemone healthy?

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  1. danimal

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    Hey guys

    Saw this anemone in an LFS yesterday - the assistant assured me it was meant to be white and is very healthy... can anyone shed some light on this? I'm not planning on getting an anemone anytime soon but am just interested in finding out about this white one - I thought that if an anemone was white it meant that it had lost the functionality of its zooxanthellae and was not happy...?

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  3. Nemos Janitor

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    IT is not meant to be white. It is bleached. So dont trust anything that shop assistant has told you.
     
  4. danimal

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    thought as much. it was actually advertised as a "white anemone!" :nono:
     
  5. FransSny

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    Danimal it can be rescued, but a long process. This is how it should look, Ive been rehabbing this for almost a year

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    wow thats cool frans. dont think i will attempt it though, my system is still too young.
     
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    very wise deciion buddy, good on you. i know how hard it is to sometimes say 'no' im not taking it in a LfS when something is so beautiful.:thumbup:
     
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    danimal , saw the nennie yesterday at natures , its bleached ..... as been mentioned here , quite sum work to get it to its former glory ..... that pin cushion they had was awesome .....
     
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    in the old (ignorant) days we sold hundreds of these anemones as they were forcefully pushed on us by the importer and snapped up by the customers quicker than we could aclimatize them but i have never had sucess with them personally and have always been honest to the people i sold them to telling them that generally they were not given a high chance of success. its sad how some places will sell you something without regard for you or the fish/coral/dog/cat etc they are selling.

    i think you are making a good decision in returning it..
     
  10. Bob the (reef)builder

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    Also, if you give the guy
    hell and certainly don't buy it he may make sure
    that he doesn't get any more in.
     
  11. HAMMY

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    Ive also picked up in my short marine tank experiance, white anemone (bad bad bad LFS ) are bleached.But managed to nurse my "White" anemone back to health in under six months, now his got his colour back very similar to the one in this post.
     
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