Please ID Coral for me

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  1. blackghostknife

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    Hi All

    Please ID Coral form me, I'm in two mind about the name?


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  3. Lord_Blackadder

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    Very bleached Ricordea by the looks of it.
     
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    dude that is no coral but surely is a anemone
     
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    Looks like a bubble tip coral, but I have been very wrong many a time before, maybe @Lord_Blackadder can help, he's pretty good at ID.
     
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    Sabae anemone?
     
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    Could be a bleached RBTA?
     
  8. Ayoob

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    its bleached, seen a few of those at LFS. Its a anemone
     
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    Bleached mini nennie is my call
     
  10. blackghostknife

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    I was more thinking it was a Sabae anemone myself, just need to make sure? SO I got on hit on Sabae anemone? still not 100% sure?
     
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    Yip looks like a Heteractus Malu, also known as a Sabae Anemone.

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  12. Ayoob

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    that definitely is one
     
  13. blackghostknife

    blackghostknife Thread Starter

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    Thanks @Kunhardt, it the picture looks happier than the one I took? are they hard to care for?
     
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    Definetely a bleached bubble tip anemone (my LFS gave me a bleached one a couple months ago to try recover him, but he never did, didnt even take food anymore)
    Looked exactly like this one.
    Where did you get it?
    How long have you had it?
    What you feeding it?
    If your not up for the challenge to recover it, i will be willing to give it a try;)
     
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    Bubble tip anemone
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    2 signs that it is a bubble tip anemone:
    1: Semi transparent lines on base of anemone + tentacles spread out further apart than sebae (red circle)
    2: Note the slightly pointed tip of the tentacle above the bubble (blue circle)

    IMO a very bleached bubble tip.
     
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    HI Visser

    I'm trying to do the same with this one a LFS Cannot seem to get this one looking happy, so I'm giving it a go..

    I might call on you if i need help.

    Thank you
     
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    On second look it does look like a BTA. Hard to get an idea of scale from the pic. Either way it's in bad shape.
     
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    Yip...I have to agree...same stripes as this Bubble Tip...
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    Your more than welcome to call on me if you need any help with it, ive had success twice with bleached anemones, but its always a gamble. One day it looks well on its way to recover, & the next day its melting before your eyes.

    Hope you have success with it!
     
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