Nennie ?

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  1. Stressed Eric

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    Ok, seriously I need to get a better marine identification book ...

    Check this dude out, I picked this piece of rock up off Kelso shoreline and was looking at the coral worms which were still alive. There was a funny see-through green sponge-like growth on the one side that I didn't pay much attention to - only when I got it home and into my tank did it start extending fingers .... It's really sticky and grabs hold of anything in reach but I can't see any mouth on it. Another strange part is that it certainly isn't circular like most local nennie's I've come across.

    Anyone got an idea what it is ?

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    Anyways, from the same piece of rock I found 5 peanut worms that were destined for the biltong paradise in the sky had I not saved them:)
     
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  3. Jaco Schoeman

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    STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look after it!!! Feed it too...
     
  4. Ghaydeen

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    Nice, but make sure it won't hurt any of your other livestock
     
  5. Stressed Eric

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    Well, so far it's been a pain in the neck with the hermits that get their shells stuck - they kinda have to get out, slap the nennie around a bit and collect their shell again . . . Lol
     
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    Tagging. Never seen anything like it
     
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    Eric,

    Can you post another picture in a week or so? You may see some changes in the anemone after it has acclimated a little longer, which will hopefully help us to ID it. You may even have two there. Definately keep an eye on it.
     
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    I'll certainly do that anemone, it's really expanding and filling out more and more daily. But for certain it's colour is incredible, i'm feeding with prawn and have it high up in the tank . . . all hoping that it will grow bigger :)
     
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    Stressid Eric at this point in time I would just like to stress out how absolutely jealous I am!!!! :biggrin: That is an amazing Nennie!!! Please will you keep on updating us on the progress you make for a very long time to come?
     
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    eric am i correct in that nennie is very small? maybe the size of a 5 rand coin or so? i've seen plenty like this is the rock pools so maybe its the same
     
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    That's correct, it's about the size and shape of a thumb
     
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    ok i thought so:) its not going to get much bigger than that then. i've walked over a few of these before and seen them all over the rocks. nice to get a new perspective on how they look close up
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    So i'm sort of safe from the nennie police squad . . . I'll hide it at the back of my tank
     
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    Tend to disagree. Become as big as your hand at least. Seen them zillions of times, and had some in my first setup, but they tend to walk.... a lot;)
     
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    I tried a couple of these in my old tank, Sean is right though, they are marathon walkers.
     
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    What are those called guys, I have similar in my tank will post a pic tomorrow, but they have stayed put so far just dont like intense light
     
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    Not sure what the scientific name is, I just know them as common rock pool anemone's, they do seem to prefer a shaded area of the tank.
     
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    Try searching for "rock flower anemone" - I am sure that you would/should get something from Google... :)
     
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    Thanx Viper, I know them as plum anemones...not sure if its the same thing though, I suck at ID
     
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    Here's a few pics of "Rock flower anemone"s:
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    It is quite clear that they come in different color variants...
     
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