Odd nenny

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  1. HenkHugo

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    Hey hey!

    i need some help IDing this nenny. So heres how i saw it...

    I arrived home to a loadshedded house so i decided to take a look with my torch at the tank to see if every thing is ok. I saw this strange nenny... so with my LEDs i took some photos... it does not like light at all! started to deflate the moment it got some form of light on it. 3 mins after the pics were taken the lights came back on and it shriveld up back into the rockwork... i cant see it now at all!

    please excuse the crappy photos...

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  3. sihaya

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    Well, that's not an aptasia. It looks like a majano anemone to me (that would be my "educated" guess). This might help you...
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    Thanks Sara!

    what i found interesting is how quickly it retreats away from the light. In the 1st two photos you can see how inflates it was and then in the next two you can see how it starts to deflate... thats under a single LED!
     
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    Hmm... interesting. Well, that's likely a good thing, since at least you know a way to control it if it ever gets out of hand. ;)
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Sara's probably right about the Majano ID, but at first glance it looked a bit like a jewel anemone to me.
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    oh sorry, didn't realise it was Sihaya's forum :blushing:
     
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    Dean - it could be... the pic is really too blurry to say anything for sure (imo). :p
     
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    lol... Dude, it's "Reefing WITH Sihaya" as opposed to "Reefing by Sihaya." So we're all in this together babe... group hug! :grouphug:
     
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    sorry Sara - it was taken holding a flashlight in my left hand and a canon with a macro lense in the right... kinda hard to take photos :p
     
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    Oh, I know... I'm not trying to make you feel bad or anything, just the fact of the matter, these things can be very hard to photograph.

    You could try what I did... I super-glued a flashlight to the top of one of my husband's baseball caps. Works great!:thumbup:
     
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    ooooooooooooh.... group hug with Sara :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
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    aha! theres an idea.. .you get these LED head flash light hoodie things you can put on to go biking at night or hiking.... would work super cool to get photos at night of the tank :thumbup:
     
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    Even better!! Try it! :thumbup:
     
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    id say majaro
     
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    Manjano anemones that haven`t had/received light for some time appear just like that blurry photo, zap it while there is one as they can multiply very fast.
     
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    Uh oh Dean... that's two more votes for majano! :p
     
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    Wee-man - I agree - I also think it's either a Jewel, or a Strawberry anemone (common on the South African Coast).... The tips of the tentacles are FAR too ball-like/rounded.... Majano tentacles only have rounded tips, BUT they do not look ball-like (extruding balls)...
     
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    Damn you two... now it's tied again! lol Henk, we need more photos!
     
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    Oops:lol: i just get a nagging doubt over the way it retracts PDQ when lights are shined on it, i have not heard of any nem' doing that?
     
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