View Full Version : anemone id

05/03/2008, 03:12 PM
i got this from my lfs a couple weeks ago and it doing great. its pretty big about 12-14" when fully open. just wondering what it is thanks



05/03/2008, 04:21 PM
Looks like a bubble tipped anemone to me, a beautiful one at that :)

elegance coral
05/03/2008, 05:02 PM
Looks like Heteractis Magnifica to me. Can you get a pic of the mouth?

05/03/2008, 05:26 PM
That is a tough id between Magnifica and BTA, but I would lean BTA

05/03/2008, 05:33 PM
My first impression is BTA (Entacmea quadricolor)--and a pretty one at that.

05/03/2008, 06:38 PM
i can never get a pic of the mouth its always covered up. but its puffed up . if i try to move it it sucks down to the size of a baseball. the fingers or whatever you call them are only like 2-3" long and about a 1/2"round when its happy. iit hasnt moved since i put it in the tank so thats good i guess ive been feeding it silversides every 2 days and it takes them quickly. ill see if i can get a pic of the mouth but let me know if theres anything else i could do for a positive id

05/03/2008, 06:59 PM
Does it have any different colored spots on the foot? If it is a magnifica they usually have those and if it is a BTA they never do. It should be easy to see when it is all balled up.

elegance coral
05/03/2008, 07:05 PM
Does the mouth stick up like this?

05/03/2008, 07:09 PM
all i can see of the foot is what you see in the pics. yes the mouth is just like that is that ok or does that mean its hungry

reef rico
05/03/2008, 07:40 PM
I think that means its a magnifica?

elegance coral
05/03/2008, 08:57 PM
I would suggest searching this forum for threads on Heteractis Magnifica and Ritteri anemones. Do all the reading you can. These are notoriously hard to keep. Try to learn as much about their needs as you can, and soon. Try to make sure there are no power heads above, or close to it. Good luck, and I hope it continues to do well for you.

05/03/2008, 09:26 PM
Looks like a BTA based on foot shape, rock attachment, and tentacle appearance.

05/03/2008, 10:17 PM
Wow awesome looking!

E.J. Coral
05/03/2008, 11:22 PM
I vote BTA. How far from thelights is it? If it starts moving up the wall to the very top of the tank, then my vote will change to magnifica .... lol.

elegance coral
05/04/2008, 07:39 AM
The more I look at those photos, the more confused I get:hmm4:
Are the tentacles in rows like this, or are they more random in placement?

Gig 'em
05/04/2008, 08:39 AM
What a tough id. From the first pictures it looks like the tentacles are in a row like your elegance. And if the mouth sticks up like a mag I would think then that that's what it is. I would definitely suggest doing a lot of research to ensure it's survival