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Jamie1210
08/18/2017, 11:01 AM
Saw this guy at my lfs yesterday. Pickup first, treat next. Worry about permanent home later lol.

Didn't look exactly great at store, mouth open, but I loved the color, and couldn't pass up.

Dosed cipro at 250 mg/10 gallons last night.

Here it is this morning.

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lilyost4290
08/18/2017, 12:10 PM
Man those colors are nice. Good luck with it.

About how big is it?

Jamie1210
08/18/2017, 12:31 PM
Not fully expanded yet but the foot is huge. I would say about 8 inches.

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CoralsAddiction
08/18/2017, 12:50 PM
That's a gorgeous mag. Congrats and good luck!

Jamie1210
08/19/2017, 11:04 AM
That's a gorgeous mag. Congrats and good luck!
Thanks! Would be awesome if it lives.

Seems to be improving this morning. Mouth is tight.
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pfan151
08/19/2017, 09:14 PM
I've been hunting for one that color for a long time. Good luck with it.

davocean
08/19/2017, 09:54 PM
Looks pretty good so far, and yeah, awesome colors!
Which LFS did you get that, you're not too far from me.

Jamie1210
08/19/2017, 10:41 PM
Looks pretty good so far, and yeah, awesome colors!
Which LFS did you get that, you're not too far from me.
I got it from PTF, pasadena tropical fish. They get mags in from time to time, and prices are always really good. Seaside in Huntington Beach is another place that carries them and sells for really cheap.
I've been hunting for one that color for a long time. Good luck with it.
Thanks. Fingers crossed that it'll make it.



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Jamie1210
08/20/2017, 03:19 PM
Mouth looking floppy again after 2 days of looking good. I wonder why? Oh well, keep on treating!

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davocean
08/20/2017, 04:54 PM
Normal, it will go back and forth, as long as it seems 2 steps forward and only one back you're probably still on track, and for that reason that is why we say don't stop too early and place in tank, make sure it's all gone and good.

D-Nak
08/21/2017, 09:20 AM
That's a beautiful mag. Best of luck!

I'm heading down to L.A. in a couple of weeks. I'll need to search for a nice mag like yours.

davocean
08/21/2017, 10:05 AM
That's a beautiful mag. Best of luck!

I'm heading down to L.A. in a couple of weeks. I'll need to search for a nice mag like yours.

There's another shop in Gardena that gets them too, can't recall name, coralsaddiction is up that way and knows.

CoralsAddiction
08/21/2017, 10:42 AM
There's another shop in Gardena that gets them too, can't recall name, coralsaddiction is up that way and knows.

Haha yep. South Bay Aquarium. It's dirty but more often than not carries nice mags. Also, it's the only LFS where I have seen red base mags on quite a few occasions.

ca1ore
08/21/2017, 11:40 AM
That's a really nice looking mag!!

Jamie1210
08/21/2017, 05:46 PM
That's a beautiful mag. Best of luck!

I'm heading down to L.A. in a couple of weeks. I'll need to search for a nice mag like yours.
Cool! Hopefully you'll find a good one yourself :)
There's another shop in Gardena that gets them too, can't recall name, coralsaddiction is up that way and knows.

Haha yep. South Bay Aquarium. It's dirty but more often than not carries nice mags. Also, it's the only LFS where I have seen red base mags on quite a few occasions.
Darn I was just in Gardena yesterday, eating at the farmer boys over there. Had I known....!
That's a really nice looking mag!!
Thank you!



Here are the daily pics
This morning following lights on
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Later on in afternoon
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Right before I turn lights off
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Jamie1210
08/22/2017, 07:04 PM
Here's today's update. Can't see the mouth, but it is closed. The black pellet excretion has slowed down tremendously. I am cautiously optimistic.
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Jamie1210
08/23/2017, 06:13 PM
Today's update https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170824/7260e5095870390392af3b522b7db85b.jpg

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OrionN
08/23/2017, 06:30 PM
looking good. Very beautiful anemone

pfan151
08/23/2017, 07:11 PM
I'm getting more jealous with every pic.

OrionN
08/23/2017, 07:36 PM
Me too

davocean
08/24/2017, 10:04 AM
Me three!

Kinetic
08/24/2017, 04:26 PM
Me four!

i want one...

D-Nak
08/24/2017, 05:10 PM
What kind of light is the mag under? And what color is the base?

Jamie1210
08/24/2017, 07:34 PM
Thanks for the kind words everyone.

Derek, it is purple based, and it is under an old par 38 led bulb.



We've reached the 7 day milestone!
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flakey
08/25/2017, 12:28 AM
real nice 👍🏻

Jamie1210
08/25/2017, 01:07 PM
On day 8 of treatment, it looked really good in qt. I decided to put it in the display tank.

It had attached but I'm a bit concerned about the open mouth. Hopefully it's just acclimating and will be closed tmrw.

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pfan151
08/25/2017, 01:23 PM
Still looks ok to me. I'm sure it will look good by the end of the day.

Jamie1210
08/25/2017, 02:35 PM
Ok, I probably panicked for nothing, as the above pic was taken when lights were not on yet!

Looking much better now that lights are on.

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Here's hoping that it lives happily ever after :)

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Kinetic
08/25/2017, 02:38 PM
What a journey. Hope it's good to go forever. That clown looks right at home in it =)

CoralsAddiction
08/25/2017, 02:43 PM
Simply beautiful mag!

D-Nak
08/25/2017, 02:58 PM
Excellent job. The nem looks great. Nice looking clown too. And the tank looks nice as well. :-)

reefsponge
08/25/2017, 04:13 PM
That is a beauty congrats!

lilyost4290
08/25/2017, 09:08 PM
wow it looks amazing

Jamie1210
08/25/2017, 11:46 PM
Excellent job. The nem looks great. Nice looking clown too. And the tank looks nice as well. :-)
Thank u! Finally found a decent WC male, too bad he prefers this mag, while the big momma went back to her gig!


To everyone else, thanks for all the encouragement and kind words! :)

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Banff
08/29/2017, 09:37 AM
Just gorgeous! Nice work on getting it back to health!

mobert
09/01/2017, 06:23 PM
Wow, wishing you continued good luck.

Gig 'em
09/01/2017, 08:38 PM
Amazing find, I've been searching for that exact coloration for years. Saw that color combination while diving in Thailand this spring

Jamie1210
09/02/2017, 08:06 PM
Amazing find, I've been searching for that exact coloration for years. Saw that color combination while diving in Thailand this spring
Didn't know how rare this color was until I started this thread. My lfs sold it to for only 50 bucks , like his other mags!
Just gorgeous! Nice work on getting it back to health!
Thank you! It seemed to respond really well to cipro. A miracle drug indeed.
Wow, wishing you continued good luck.
Hi, Mona, hope your enchanted garden tank is doing well as well! Would love to see an update on your thread! :)

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OrionN
12/19/2017, 05:50 AM
How is this beautiful Mag doing?
I would love a frag if he ever split.

Kinetic
12/19/2017, 01:48 PM
How is this beautiful Mag doing?
I would love a frag if he ever split.

Me too! Except I have no space ;) Would love to see how it's doing now. Pictures!

Jamie1210
12/19/2017, 11:43 PM
Ugh, seeing this thread makes me sad. Things were going super well for a couple months. Nicest ritteri I've ever seen. Then, I went to the bay area to visit the parents for a couple weeks, and yup, you guessed it: it died. Exactly how, im still baffled bc my other other ritteri, other gig, as well as entire tank was fine. (Also have lots of sps, acros in there). When I came back, it was still in the dt, deflated and with a loose mouth. I quickly put it into cipro treatment, but it was too late.

My husband who was tank sitting for me, knows nothing about nems and was offering to ship it up to my parents house so I could take care of it. My parents house doesnt have anything reef related! The idea seemed preposterous at the time but in retrospect, I should've tried!

Vacations are so stressful when you have a reef :(

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D-Nak
12/20/2017, 12:28 AM
I am sorry to hear the bad news, Jamie. If you ever run into a similar situation (I hope not, but things inevitably happen) you're welcome to borrow a QT tank and any supplies that you need while you're up in the Bay Area. I always have clean QT tanks (with heater, pump, etc.) at the ready. That also means that if you see anything at a LFS but still have a few days (or weeks, LOL) left in your vacation, feel to swing by to pick up what you need to hold the livestock.

The best investment I've made -- aside from an Apex -- was my HD webcam. I use it whenever I'm on vacation. Of course, it doesn't prevent accidents, but it does provide some stress relief because I can see my tanks.

Gig 'em
12/20/2017, 07:53 AM
[emoji37] so sorry to hear that! That was such an amazing anemone, and at $50! I don't even understand how your LFS makes money, they can cost more than that wholesale! Hopefully you'll come across another one as beautiful as that one, that's the unfortunate thing about mags, the first 6 months can be rocky. [emoji20]

pfan151
12/20/2017, 10:12 AM
Wow. I’ve had every store in my area on the lookout for one that looks like that one since this thread popped up. No luck for me so far. Sorry it didn’t make it.

Jamie1210
12/20/2017, 04:38 PM
I am sorry to hear the bad news, Jamie. If you ever run into a similar situation (I hope not, but things inevitably happen) you're welcome to borrow a QT tank and any supplies that you need while you're up in the Bay Area. I always have clean QT tanks (with heater, pump, etc.) at the ready. That also means that if you see anything at a LFS but still have a few days (or weeks, LOL) left in your vacation, feel to swing by to pick up what you need to hold the livestock.

The best investment I've made -- aside from an Apex -- was my HD webcam. I use it whenever I'm on vacation. Of course, it doesn't prevent accidents, but it does provide some stress relief because I can see my tanks.Thanks for the offer. I will definitely keep you in mind next time if something like this happens again![emoji37] so sorry to hear that! That was such an amazing anemone, and at $50! I don't even understand how your LFS makes money, they can cost more than that wholesale! Hopefully you'll come across another one as beautiful as that one, that's the unfortunate thing about mags, the first 6 months can be rocky. [emoji20]Strange, most of the lfs's around here sell ritteri's for only 50 to 60. They get them in pretty frequently. There's usually always a brown tentacle with white tip ritteri being sold somewhere in socal! The nicer ones are more rare, but price will still stay the same. Wow. Iíve had every store in my area on the lookout for one that looks like that one since this thread popped up. No luck for me so far. Sorry it didnít make it.Thanks. It was one in a million!

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Gig 'em
12/21/2017, 06:03 AM
Thanks for the offer. I will definitely keep you in mind next time if something like this happens again!Strange, most of the lfs's around here sell ritteri's for only 50 to 60. They get them in pretty frequently. There's usually always a brown tentacle with white tip ritteri being sold somewhere in socal! The nicer ones are more rare, but price will still stay the same. Thanks. It was one in a million!

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I guess that's the benefit of being in SoCal! You're right where everything comes in to the country.

OrionN
12/21/2017, 06:47 AM
Sorry Jamie

Kinetic
12/21/2017, 05:04 PM
Sorry to hear! That really sucks. Hoping you'll find another one with that color soon!

THEUNION1
02/16/2018, 07:47 AM
Retracted. I’m sorry.

ClownNut
02/16/2018, 07:57 AM
wow, that's one sweet mag, sorry to hear.

Mknuwet
02/17/2018, 07:08 AM
Sorry to hear. It was a beauty