Please help id and advise

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  1. Mo K

    Mo K

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    Hi. My little bro picked this from the beach, anybody knows what it is? and will it do any harm if i put it in my tank?

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  3. chops

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    looks like local nennie
     
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    Some kind of sand anemone perhaps...??
     
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    Sandy Anemone
    Aulactinia reynaudi

    Get them in different colours, brown, green blue, red and orange. Get up to 80mm in diameter max.
    They are normally in the rock crevices, with sand and shell pieces covering them. And once disturbed the pull back down under the sand.
    Its not easy to get them out, I cannot get my hands in around it. It is rather easy to remove, if you can get your fingernail under them.
    It is not something you just pick up :whistling:
    Anyway, if you did not damage the foot, then they will survive. They like some meaty foods at times.
     
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    They local anemone, plenty on the rocks north Kzn.
     
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    Thanks to all. Riaan you said that likes meaty foods, will it chow my clown? clown is about the same size as the anemone? I dont think the foot is damaged cos now its attached so hard to the bucket its in i cant get it off.. Do i just acclimitise and throw him in my tank? Sorry i'm new at this
     
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    Firstly your clown wont swim in that anemone. 2 place just put it in your tank when you can get it loose from the bucket. It is easier to take it of the bucket than the rocks and out of the sand on the beach. You need to feed the anemone some meaty foods to eat to survive.
     
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    Thank you Dorry
     
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    Can use your credit card to slide it under the foot of the anemone.

    It is not a hosting anemone and your clowns will know that.
     
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