Manjano Anemone?

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  1. LeftCoaster

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    I have had differing opinions on what this volunteer in my tank is. It's currently about 2" across at the base. As you can see, it has a pink tip and very slender tentacles. Several people at my LFS have said it is a Manjano and should be removed.
    Using an Anemone guide book's classification questionnaire, it points to a Heteractis crispa.
    There's no evidence of any bulbs along the tentacles, so I don't think it's a bubble-tip.
    It is also growing very fast. I first saw it two months ago and it was about the size of a nickle.
    Any opinions?
    Thanks in advance,
    chris

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  3. Zandy

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    Keep them under control else they are known to be a pest.
     
  4. shan

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    I do not know what it is but it looks cool
     
  5. 459b

    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    That's definitely not a majano

    Looks like a bubble tip anemone
     
  6. gMAN

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    Agree with @459b, definitely not a majano and sure looks like a bubble tip anemone. Score!! :thumbup:
     
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    Even without the "bubble-tips"? That would be great!
     
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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Bubbletips don't always have the distinct bubbled tips. Mine goes form a textbook bubbletip to having long thin tentacles depending on its mood.
     
  9. LeftCoaster

    LeftCoaster Thread Starter

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    Thank you very much. That is good news indeed!
     
  10. archiecrain

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    I think it could still be a mojano....some of the small pretty ones look like bubble tips.

    My money is on a pretty Mojano
     
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    some Mojano's even have bubble tips to confuse you even more.
     
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    I also have the mojano's. Anyone experience aipitasis file fish eat this or not?
     
  13. Achilles

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    they do eat majano, the aptasia eating filefish
     
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