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  1. Mrabkin

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    Hey,

    Whilst hunting for a hermit in the cold water near knysna i saw a little red thingy attached to a twig.

    I picked him up and brought him home with little hope that he'd survive... I was wrong!!

    I now have not 1 but 2 happy healthy nennies, around an inch in diameter.

    I think they are plum anenomes... Please confirm or disaggree with me... I recently lost a peppermint shrimp (as in cannot find him~) and was wondering if it were possible that one of the nennies ate a morsel the same size as him!!

    Any ID and links will be hugely appreciated!

    Mike

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  3. Slummies

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    i think it would be very cool to have one of those dudes in your tank..
     
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    Looks like a local fire nemmie ... the plum ones dont usually have orangish tinges on the tips but the foot and basically whole nemmie, tentacles and all are ......... plum:razz: in colour ... Awesome find though but I hear their sting is deadly to other livestock ... BTW hows the sale with your tank going .... Why not set it up at work .... get your patients to direct their energies into maintaining a piece of the ocean and you can mix work with pleasure
     
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    Looks like a Flower Pot anemone.
     
  6. Mrabkin

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    I wish.. Tank up in JHB.. me in Knysna. We busy with a big renovation project and i have plans for a big big tank included in the budget. Figured that if the fish are such therapy for me... they'll be great for my patients.

    Will check the fire nemmie thing.. hope not though, cos they pretty little things.

    Will also check flower pot nemmie..
     
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    are those lotsa mushrooms on the rock in the left of the pic?
     
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    Definitely a local false plum anemone (Pseudacteon flagellifera), grows to about the size of a grapefruit and does not like water over 25 deg C. False plum anemone cannot withdraw its tentacles to look like a plum and are sub-tidal (underwater the whole time) as opposed to inter-tidal (exposed sometimes at low tide).
     
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  9. Mrabkin

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    I also thought this was the case, but the following site (and many others) seem to point out some differences: 50-100mm in size- mine are 30 max. 3-5 rows of tentacles- mine have 2.. also the photos look way different.

    Eastern Cape Scuba Diving

    Here's a recent pic:[​IMG]
     
  10. Mrabkin

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    A little off topic, i know, but heres some pics of my Hairy Mushie farm: 3 rocks each covered with 'em. I lost count at 200!!

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    Damn those look awesome ... somewhat tantalising......
     
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    Pity about that blasted red stuff on the floor!!!!
     
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    Cyano comes and goes bud but rears its ugly head less and less as the system reaches stability and maturity but if you look at some of even the seasoned reefers this bacteria can pop up anytime .....So dont feel bad ... just as with anything obstacle in life ... Almost like NIKE says "Just deal with it!" - well you in the right profession so you would know:p
     
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