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My new blue carpet anemone

Discussion in 'Anemone' started by got2envy, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. got2envy

    got2envy I'm not skurred.

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    So i fell in love with this blue carpet (Haddonni) at the LFS, it is about the size of a softball..my 2 clowns are weary lol I have read that they can eat the hosting clowns and just about anything that gets in their way..very sticky, what a mission to get it in the tank..it stuck to my hand like a glove :headshake2: lol
    I will most likely sell it, but it looks lovely in the tank haha

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    and now for a picture of killah! and my RBTA :laugh::hypnotized:
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    Sarge_857 Iam the one under your bed. BOO

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    ok now that coral is sick! i also love Killah as well, looks so demonic.:mad2:
     
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    Absolutly beautifull dude.....amazing purchase.....
     
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    got2envy I'm not skurred.

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    Thankg guys! I just could not say no when I saw it! It looks soooo much nicer in person :)

    Killah is a killah! she did not like the camera that close to her anemone haha

    I am a dudette ;) girl reefers unite!!! lol
     
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    WOW! Really gorgeous!!
     
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    That is one stunning anemone. Love the clown, I'm starting to think that all maroons have the same "mean" look!!!
     
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    Very nice, makes me want to upgrade my lights!
     
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    Amphiprion Contain the Excitement...

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    Looks more like Stichodactyla gigantea to me, actually (hard to say for sure without seeing the underside and column). That is a beautiful specimen, but appears to be bleached (seemingly healthy otherwise). Generally, in unbleached specimens, the blue color is darker and more intense. My recommendation is to keep water parameters within range, give good water circulation, light, and see how it goes.
     
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    Nice, dudette. This hobby just keep sucking you in.
     
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    salty420 this fish was coming on to me

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    very nice but my first thought was that it looked bleached as well... if i remember correctly your lighting is not super intense on your tank right? that might be better right now so as not to shock it...
     
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    Amphiprion Contain the Excitement...

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    I'd like to add that S. gigantea is one of (if not the most--possibly more than H. magnifica) the most demanding anemone species available to hobbyists. They require more light and water flow than just about all other species. Even that doesn't guarantee survival.
     
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    True.:rofl: :rofl:

    Nice anemone.:thumbsup:
     
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    nice! How much did THAT puppy run you? haha
    Also, I would agree that it is bleached, and the fact that it is mainly the disk that is lacking color, I also think that it's a POSSIBILITY that it might be dyed, with more of the teal color.
    Hopefully it does well.
    Good luck! :D
     
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    got2envy I'm not skurred.

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    Thanks everyone!
    I don't believe it is dyed..The pics I took are point and shoot I sux at the pics but I am no carpet expert so i do not know what this color morph is supposed to look like, the mouth is yellow and is closed here is a sight that has a better pic of wht mines looks like, I saw 2 at a Orlando store over the weekend but it was very over priced..then i saw this one at a local LFS for the right price..all three were the same color blue
    http://www.reefhotspot.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1956
    thanks for the advice guys and gals!
    I will keep a my eyes on it :)
     
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    Amphiprion Contain the Excitement...

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    It's not dyed, but it is bleached. If it were dyed, more parts of it would be blue--like the disc itself, and not just the tentacles.

    Judging by their description on the site, even they think it is an S. gigantea.
     
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    fsn77 Building a fishroom...
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    I'm confused... You bought it and think you'll most likely sell it???

    If it fully recovers, it should be a really nice anemone.
     
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    got2envy I'm not skurred.

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    yep..I kinda bought it as a slprurge because of the great price i got, i know i know..I am going to keep it till it gets to big for my 75 or if I get to upgrade to my 125 then i will keep it..i am sure someone in my reef club would be be more than happy to take it off my hands by then :)
     
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    Love your new coral....but really like your RBTA with Killa. How often do you feed your RBTA - looks fantastic.
     
  19. AnnetteG

    AnnetteG getting back to basics

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    THAT is gorgeous! Definitely a good reason to upgrade to the 125! I *really* want a carpet nem, but I'm *really* afraid of them eating all my fish. :lol2: I heard about someone in my local club having one eat some $200 or more fish, I forget what kind, but DANG, I'd be bummed!
     
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    got2envy I'm not skurred.

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    I feed the RBTA once a week, 2 frozen cubes of Prime Reef :) it is huge, i have to keep moving my powerhead so that when it fully inflates it doesn't get caught

    Yes the whole eating of the fish has me paranoid, the bleaching on my carpet seems to be getting better, it is regaining some darker pigmentation starting on the edges..i didn't know it was bleached or I would probablly never have bought it..never buy on a splurge kids..lesson learned
     

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