Is this definitely a Malu?

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  1. danimal

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    Sorry about bad pic, snapped quickly on the cell running out the door this morning. It's a beautiful specimen, really happy with it.

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    Looks more like a Heteractis magnifica to me. H. malu buries its column in the sand and normally has shorter tentacles.
     
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    cool. i only got it yesterday, i had prepared a spot for it in the sand (bottom right of pic) so maybe it's just settling.

    anyone else who can confirm species?
     
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    Sorry for the delay!

    I agree it doesn't look like an H. malu. Can you get us a better pic of the column and oral disc? Any verrucae?

    Nice healthy anemone!
     
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    these are the best pics I have on me; it walked about a bit but has settled on the glass at the back. need to nennie-proof my powerhead. i had to google a fair amount to find out what verrucae were, lol, I will look tonight and try get better pics.

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    lights have been on for 5 mins here. grumpy nemos don't wanna get out of bed :p
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    thats a malu alrite :yeahdude:
     
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    It's a Heteractis magnifica. Looks like one. Behaves like one. It's climbing up the glass because it wants more light and maybe more flow. H. malu would be burying its column in the sand. What lighting do you have it under?

    H. malus are actually quite rare. I've never seen one locally. I've seen plenty of H. crispas and H. magnificas.
     
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    Thanks :)

    4 x 39W T5s and a DIY LED arrangement that puts out the equivalent of a 150W MH, which will be doubled in the next week.

    My LED driver went on the blink for two days over the weekend, and it wasn't happy (DUH :whistling:). fixed the LEDs last night, they were on again for an hour before lights out and it was back to normal.

    I'll also rearrange powerheads so it gets a bit more flow, but not too direct.
     
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    how often should i feed? once a week?
     
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    They eat an awful lot in the wild. I was surprised at the number (something crazy like 50-100g a day). I feed mine around 10g of mixed seafood a day. I should probably feed more.
     
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    Can you see any verrucae? If that is in fact a H. magnifica, you will need stronger lighting.
    As far as feeding, it varies widely depending on how well you feed your tank.
     
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