Is this Heteractis magnifica a possible buyers specimen?

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  1. pXius

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    Friend of mine is on the lookout for a H.Magnifica, his tank is well established, lighting consists of 2x 400W MH's and some T5's, not sure which.

    His tank flow is also pretty high and he has 1 clarkii clown so I believe the environment is in order.

    Here is a pic of one he is interested in, still in the LFS. Its a new shipment, 3 days old and under 250w MH's. The LFS tank has a fair bit of flow but the nennie, according to them has been under a arch in that spot since day 1.

    We can't see the foot but they claim it is undamaged and a nice reddish colour.

    IMO the tentacles are a bit retracted but its probably still very stressed.

    Whats your opinion @Anemone ?

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  3. crispin

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    i know you are asking brenda, but personally i think that looks like a lovely nennie. if its attached to that rock id be prepared to purchase the rock as well rather than detach its foot.
     
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    Thanks :-D

    The rock is about 3 kilo's judging by the eye but sure he,ll buy it to be safe. The LFS won't feed the nennie for 4 more days so can't say if its eating yet.
     
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    Bump anyone
     
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    Nennie looks good, just not sure its a H. Magnifica, to me it looks like one of the sand anemone species.
     
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    @Alan

    Guess its not impossible, know you get sand anemones with a red foot. Whats the scientific name?
     
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    Yip looks like sand anemones to me, I've seen quite a few at Perky Pets.
     
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    Not sure which one, the LTA can have a red foot. Just looking at the tenticles they appear to taper off at the ends. The magnifica tends to be the same width all the way to a blunt type end.
     
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    Definitely a sandy.

    It's eating well from what we can tell, when fed lance fish it folds into itself like when I carpet anemone feeds.
     
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    Looks healthy to me, I would buy it. When the LFS does remove it, watch them do it so you can be sure they don't tear the foot as it looks like it may be in a bit of an awkward position there.
     
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    ....or just buy the rock and be sure :p
     
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    is it not a doreensis?
     
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    Nennie is in its new tank, bought the rock with it, looking beautiful and already eating :)

    Thanks guys
     
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    awesum, keep us updated how it goes :) congrats on your nennie
     
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    I agree!
     
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    Good to hear it is doing well. If you can get some better pics of the column and oral disc, we may have a better chance of giving you a proper ID.
     
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    I'll post a pic a bit later today.

    Placed in the same back right corner as in the LFS and tried to copy their flow pattern. I guess it worked because the nennie opens up fully and has not moved since day one.

    Feeding it is a pleasure. The clarkii clown swims up to the surface, takes a piece of lance fish out of you hand, swims down and feeds it to the nennie. A real site to see.
     
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    :thumbup:


    Sounds like a cool video...hint hint!!! :biggrin:
     
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