what is this Anemone?

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    Could anyone ID the attached Nennie?

    Its about the size of a R5 coin

    Picture in attached doc.
     

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    Here's the pic:
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    thanks manic
    I spotted this on some live rock and decided it was different enough to make its way into my tank.......but really struggling to ID it off the WEB.

    Want to make sure that it stays healthy.
     
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    mine is a bit more reddish orange. but this one in the PIC looks to be the same species.
     
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    no one?
     
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    I think they call this a jewel nennie or something. I can never remember the real name of it. Sometimes these can be nice things to have
     
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    Look up Jewel or Beadlet anemone, there are hundreds of different variations, but they stay small and don't harm anything in the tank.
     
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    Rock Anemones,
    First question, where did you see it, which beach? If Natal, it should be ok for your tank. Cape, water too cold, but they do have a lot more colourfull species and a bit larger.

    Came in a lot of colours. I got a blue, a grey, and orange one (almost like your pic) and a dull velvet red in my tank. Got them from just south of Scotsburg and the orange one from Margate. All different colours if you look around. I saw a pure white one, beautifull. But could not take it out.

    That is the problem, most sit inside a hollow or rock crevice. And you cannot get them out without killing them. If you can, wash away the sand and check if you do have access to its base after it pulled back. Just run your fingernail from the one side left and right until you can start to lift that one side. Continue until you get it lifted. No point in hurting it. It will just die. So if you are in doubt, rather leave it. 90% of the time, you just cannot do it. And judging from that pic, it is inside a hollow and you will not be able to get your finger in there. And while busy, keep one eye on those waves coming in.
     
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