Please confirm Anemone ID

Discussion in 'Anemone's' started by Jaco Schoeman, 21 Apr 2009.

  1. Jaco Schoeman

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    Please can you ID this? From what I have researched, it is a colonial anemone. Interesting enough, these fall under zoanthid species!?!?!?! In other words, zoanthids are a type of anemone?

    Look at the bottom left, below the yellow polyps...

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    Here is another pic I found on Coralidea:
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    Does anyone know what these things need i.e feeding etc?
     
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    It could be a colonnial anemone or majano. Leave it to see what happens and get ready to zap it if it's a majano
     
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    Jaco,

    Zoanthids and anemones both belong to the class Cnidaria and are then further subdivided into subclass Anthozoa.
    From their they are distinguised into two orders - Zoanthidae ( zoanthids) and Actinaria ( sea anemones).

    Incidentaly , mushrooms are also related since they also belong to the subclass - Anthozoa and order Corallimorpharia.

    Your pics look like colonial anemones , but like Tony said you should leave them to grow and then determine your course of action.

    Just a thought . ;)
     
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    I don't think it is a majano. The reason I say this is that the LFS sold these colonial anemones a few weeks ago, and this rock came from that same tank - so they recon it's just offspring from that?

    Also, the centre part of it is green, and I don't think majano have this coloration???

    Thanks Appolo. Interesting...
     
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    Jaco,

    Majano anemones can take on various colour forms besides for the more common brown variant. There are various sources that depict them in variations of green , brown and even purple like colours.

    I would however agree with you that these are probably not Majano, primarily due to the physical appearance in terms of colouration and also the shape of the tentacles ( Majano tend to have thickened more bulbous like tentacle tips)
     
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    Jaco Schoeman Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Thank you again Apollo. You mentioned I need it to grow, and then see what it does... What do I need to look out for. Cause I know that Majano multiply, but if this is a colonial anemone, it too will multiply.

    Another question - feeding? Should I feed it and what?
     
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    Jaco,

    If it is a Majano , you should already be able to see the physical apperance of the tentacles which should be more bulb like at the tip of the tentacles.
    IMO , I would not look towards Majano as a possible ID.

    Colonial anemones will also mutliply , however IMO I don't believe that this would be huge reason for concern. Again , perhaps there is a more experienced reefer that will be able to shed some more light on this issue.

    Insofar feeding is concerned : IMO I would not specifically look at target feeding the anemones. They should be able to draw enough nutrients from the water column alone.

    Here is a picture database link showcasing a fairly wide variety of Anemones.
    Perhaps you will be able to find a more suitable ID for your anemone on this site.

    http://www.starfish.ch/c-invertebrates/anemones.html

    Just a thought :p
     
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    Jaco Schoeman Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    THANKS!!!!:peroni:
     
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