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anemoneguy
09/30/2017, 08:54 AM
So Thursday I bought the African ritteri on divers den. I saw the box was coming and it weighed 20lbs. so I'm thinking this will be huge. Well it's not very big, but it has the darkest red base I've ever seen and appears to be purple with green tips. Mouth all closed and looking good. I'm gonna post a pic of the foot to see if the red will really show. Gotta give props to live aquaria. Will be posting more as it acclimated. Wish me luck.

pfan151
09/30/2017, 09:25 AM
Curious how it looks opened up. Wouldn't have thought the base was red based on the DD pic. Good luck with it.


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anemoneguy
09/30/2017, 09:50 AM
Yeah I was exspecting it to have tan tenticales also.

Jasanden
09/30/2017, 09:55 AM
Ooh red base mag! Nice pick up , definitely post pics when settled and opened up.

Kinetic
09/30/2017, 01:47 PM
YOU got it! I was eyeing it. That is a great pickup. Hope it does well. Keep us updated!

Banff
10/01/2017, 07:29 PM
Oh wow, that’s gorgeous.

cali9dub
01/16/2018, 12:30 PM
How did this nem fare ?? Any pics ?

Kinetic
01/16/2018, 01:40 PM
By the way, looks like another Magnifica is coming to DD today.

Tkieu78
01/16/2018, 02:24 PM
Aquatic collections had a very nice mag in over the weekend


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anemoneguy
01/16/2018, 03:08 PM
I was too quick to post on the other. It did pass. I just got the one from A C today. Looks same. Really nice colors. I got a blue gig from them some time ago that is now with another rc member and itís still thriving.

D-Nak
01/16/2018, 04:50 PM
Aquatic collections had a very nice mag in over the weekend


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And you didn't pick it up? Good for you! :beer:

Tkieu78
01/16/2018, 05:12 PM
I would have but it showed sold..... lol. You know me. If I come across it 80% of the time. Iím taking it


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FNGsaltwater
01/16/2018, 05:19 PM
Got the mag that was on DD today. Hopefully she's a beauty.

Kinetic
01/16/2018, 06:04 PM
Got the mag that was on DD today. Hopefully she's a beauty.

can't wait to see her! Let us know and take photos!

OrionN
01/17/2018, 06:03 AM
I used to trust description of Diver Den's anemones, but not anymore. They really amp-up the coloration description of their anemones color.
What do you guys think of this:


They described their brown tentacles and column anemones as purple tentacle with purple column.
Example:
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=385856&stc=1&d=1516193816
Maldivian Ritteri Anemone. This anemone has a tan oral disc and mouth. The tentacles of this anemone stick well and are purple with gold tips. The underside of the oral disc is purple, with a smooth purple column and purple/red pedal disc. This anemone prefers to attach to a flat surface, and is maintained under 250-Watt Aqualine Buschke HQI double ended metal halide bulbs that are suspended 18" above the water surface in a raceway that is 16" deep. This anemone is fully quarantined, and is feeding well on a mix of PE Mysis and finely chopped raw shrimp. The diameter of the pedal disc is 4-1/4" and the anemone is 10-1/4" in diameter when fully open.

pfan151
01/17/2018, 06:57 AM
I used to trust description of Diver Den's anemones, but not anymore. They really amp-up the coloration description of their anemones color.
What do you guys think of this:


They described their brown tentacles and column anemones as purple tentacle with purple column.
Example:
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=385856&stc=1&d=1516193816
Maldivian Ritteri Anemone. This anemone has a tan oral disc and mouth. The tentacles of this anemone stick well and are purple with gold tips. The underside of the oral disc is purple, with a smooth purple column and purple/red pedal disc. This anemone prefers to attach to a flat surface, and is maintained under 250-Watt Aqualine Buschke HQI double ended metal halide bulbs that are suspended 18" above the water surface in a raceway that is 16" deep. This anemone is fully quarantined, and is feeding well on a mix of PE Mysis and finely chopped raw shrimp. The diameter of the pedal disc is 4-1/4" and the anemone is 10-1/4" in diameter when fully open.



What I donít get about DD is why, when they have their pick of the best Mags coming in the country, they usually have very average looking ones on DD.

Kinetic
01/17/2018, 03:10 PM
My mag looks similar to that. I'd call the body purple, not brown. The "golden" tips however are a bit of a stretch.

OrionN
01/17/2018, 03:28 PM
We cannot see the column here so can’t comment on that. However I would call this anemone have brown or tan tentacles with light yellow tips and brown or tan oral plate. That is the extended of what can be seen in this picture.

cali9dub
01/17/2018, 03:37 PM
I was excited to see a DD ritteri and definitely was going to grab it till I saw the pic and the description. The pic didn’t look as impressive as the description so I passed. They are tough to get one into your tank healthy and I wasn’t going to risk it on the average looking ritteri. Maybe it looks better in person.

D-Nak
01/17/2018, 04:13 PM
I typically describe those mags as mauve color because it really is a brownish purple -- depending on lighting it could be brown and possibly pass as purple (though I agree that this is a stretch). In most cases though, I would say these are brown with white tips.

They are fairly common, second only to the typical brown mags.

FNGsaltwater
01/18/2018, 11:13 AM
I love herhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180118/71b264ea57a1be886af4fc84422813fa.jpg

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OrionN
01/18/2018, 11:26 AM
FNGsaltwater (http://reefcentral.com/forums/member.php?u=358641)
Is your Magnifica the same one in the picture I posted above (on sale a few days ago from Diver Den.) Good luck with her.

Jimr7
01/18/2018, 11:33 AM
I love herhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180118/71b264ea57a1be886af4fc84422813fa.jpg

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Is that suppose to be purple?

D-Nak
01/18/2018, 11:39 AM
Call it mauve. :beer:

Those tips definitely look more yellow/gold. I like it.

FNGsaltwater
01/18/2018, 11:42 AM
Yes. It's the same one. She came in this morning. Her tips are definitely gold. Her tentacle color is not purple, but not tan either. More like D-Nak said... Mauvey purple. The underside is definitely NOT red at all. Not fuchia either, bright purple. She's my tight lipped little Maggie though. [emoji3]

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ca1ore
01/18/2018, 11:49 AM
Keep in mind that these anemones are essentially balloons - they look more colorful when deflated. I got a really red based mag years ago that ended up being a really washed out red once fully expanded.

Kinetic
01/18/2018, 12:07 PM
Either way, looks really nice!!!

FNGsaltwater
01/19/2018, 07:53 AM
Either way, looks really nice!!!Thank you. Her color is different today. Still has a bright purple base...without a lick of red.
He color is different at every angle depending where her movement is.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180119/6aa7ce79007ddefcbd312a8eaef523c1.jpg

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FNGsaltwater
01/23/2018, 07:44 AM
UPDATE: I emailed liveaquaria in regards to the color of the anemone. They went above and beyond with customer service to ensure I was happy. This was my first liveaquaria purchase. I was weary of ordering online, but at as far as I'm concerned, I'm hooked!
Still today this anemone is healthy and happy. As soon as I fed my fish, her mouth swelled cause she was hungry. She ate first day, the second day, third day. Fourth day she didn't beg for food, so it'll be as needed from now on. She's gotten bigger. And her Colors are the same as when she was smaller, so her zooxanthellae is reproducing nicely.

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pfan151
01/23/2018, 09:00 AM
UPDATE: I emailed liveaquaria in regards to the color of the anemone. They went above and beyond with customer service to ensure I was happy. This was my first liveaquaria purchase. I was weary of ordering online, but at as far as I'm concerned, I'm hooked!
Still today this anemone is healthy and happy. As soon as I fed my fish, her mouth swelled cause she was hungry. She ate first day, the second day, third day. Fourth day she didn't beg for food, so it'll be as needed from now on. She's gotten bigger. And her Colors are the same as when she was smaller, so her zooxanthellae is reproducing nicely.

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Be careful with the feeding. Feeding too often is way worse than not feeding at all.

FNGsaltwater
01/23/2018, 09:09 AM
Be careful with the feeding. Feeding too often is way worse than not feeding at all.Got it. Yeah. It's a delicate balance. I only do it if they are healthy enough to not stress out, but hungry enough to need it. If they are getting enough nourishment from the light, I don't feed at all.

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FNGsaltwater
01/23/2018, 09:12 AM
Oh. I also make sure they have excreted their waste before I feed again. Otherwise you're just packing them and setting yourself up for disaster. Small spirolina brine the first two day, then an eraser size piece of shrimp. Exoskeleton/legs taken off for easier breakdown.

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FNGsaltwater
02/01/2018, 09:01 AM
Quick update. Maggie is doing great. Color is returning back. Here she is under 14k halides. The pictures don't do her coloring justice. She's beautiful. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180201/8097d3becb1e9913a93a009a7b2a8f2a.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180201/31f8a4309669cfa769fa54efc515495f.jpg

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ChizerBunoi
02/01/2018, 11:30 PM
Very lovely.


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Kinetic
02/01/2018, 11:41 PM
Very beautiful!

BClute
02/02/2018, 08:27 AM
Did you do a Cipro treatment?


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FNGsaltwater
02/02/2018, 11:29 AM
No. I had a HT ready to go and plenty of cephalexin (that's what I choose to use... most times) on hand. I've done quite a few and have been a fairly good judge whether it should be used based on the anemones gameotrophic tissue and overall visual health. There's more to my theory, but that's a whole other post. Haha!

BClute
02/02/2018, 06:49 PM
No. I had a HT ready to go and plenty of cephalexin (that's what I choose to use... most times) on hand. I've done quite a few and have been a fairly good judge whether it should be used based on the anemones gameotrophic tissue and overall visual health. There's more to my theory, but that's a whole other post. Haha!



Interesting. I just got my first mag today and just went ahead and started treatment... IMO the nem looked really good upon arrival but since it's my first mag I have nothing to compare it against. Hopefully I didn't make a mistake deciding to treat it..


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OrionN
02/03/2018, 06:28 AM
No. I had a HT ready to go and plenty of cephalexin (that's what I choose to use... most times) on hand. I've done quite a few and have been a fairly good judge whether it should be used based on the anemones gameotrophic tissue and overall visual health. There's more to my theory, but that's a whole other post. Haha!
Please post what you do. It would help everybody. the FDA start to regulate Ciprofloxacin tighter and having experiences with another antibiotic would be helpful. Dosage and how successful you are would be a big help for other reefers.
You can start your own thread or added on to the one I have.

FNGsaltwater
02/03/2018, 06:44 AM
I'm a bit confused. Here in the Midwest you can buy ciprofloxacin off the shelf for around $8, for 250 mg 100 pills. I can certainly try to gather up pictures, itinerary and materials that I've based my hypothesis.

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cali9dub
02/03/2018, 09:51 AM
Please post what you do. It would help everybody. the FDA start to regulate Ciprofloxacin tighter and having experiences with another antibiotic would be helpful. Dosage and how successful you are would be a big help for other reefers.
You can start your own thread or added on to the one I have.

Agreed ! Share your methods to help ensure the success in keeping these beauties...well, at least getting them going after being shipped !! Thanks in advance !

Pinkskunk
02/03/2018, 09:59 PM
Yes please do share what you know that has worked for you, it can save nems lives and headaches and pain and money and frustrations..... :)

OrionN
02/03/2018, 10:03 PM
I don’t think we can get Cipro on line anymore other than with this prescription, I think. I never have to buy mine online.

sarens
02/04/2018, 08:02 AM
I just bought some on line, coming from UK, agree with Minh, I don't think in USA or Canada you can buy (even on line) without a script, price wasn't horrible, but not $10 like it used to be

FNGsaltwater
02/04/2018, 09:37 AM
I go to the local store and pick it up. It comes in 60 capsules. 500 mg ciprofloxacin or 250 cephalexin.

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FNGsaltwater
02/04/2018, 09:39 AM
"Fish flox" for ciprofloxacin
"Fish flex" for cephalexin

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FNGsaltwater
02/04/2018, 09:44 AM
Oh and I have "Fishbiotic" for cephalexin. I have used Cephalexin on a malu that someone dropped a rock on and tore half his tentacles off. He lost all his zooxanthellae but with gradual feedings, of small (like 1-3 spirolina brine) a day, his color came back fully after 3 monthshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180204/4f6e2f5fbadbcce72963a3f30b96c470.jpg

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sarens
02/04/2018, 01:24 PM
I go to the local store and pick it up. It comes in 60 capsules. 500 mg ciprofloxacin or 250 cephalexin.

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do you live in US? I was just at CVS, and pharmacist told me that in US he thinks you need a prescription (he was pretty young guy though)

-would be nice to just buy over the counter

FNGsaltwater
02/04/2018, 07:35 PM
I live in the Midwest. Petco, CVS, Walgreens, etc., will not carry it. They have vets and Dr's who prescribe. It's not in their best interest. It's the industry as a whole. I grew up on A farm. A farmer...who needs anti biotic regularly WILL NOT call a vet for something they KNOW is wrong when they know it's minor. That being said, the local farm supply carries ALL antibiotics that people even take. It is just labeled "not for human consumption". I don't know if I can name the names of stores on here, but if I can and you need sample names of stores I surely will post. I'd gladly mail some to people in need as well.

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OrionN
02/04/2018, 08:30 PM
Indiscriminate use of this antibiotic is a big problem. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic that bacterial develops resistant to easy. This antibiotic was added to chicken feed to keep chicken from dying when raised in high density condition. This practice was outlawed in the US but other countries continue to use it this way.
We can buy other antibiotic without prescription but not this one.

BClute
02/05/2018, 03:20 PM
do you live in US? I was just at CVS, and pharmacist told me that in US he thinks you need a prescription (he was pretty young guy though)



-would be nice to just buy over the counter



Order it off Chewy.com


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cali9dub
02/09/2018, 06:31 AM
Whatís the difference between using Cephalexin vs. Ciprofloxacin ? What are the advantages/disadvantages ? Can they be used in conjunction with each other? What about using Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim ? Thanks for any info regarding the uses of all these with regard to various anemone !!

OrionN
02/09/2018, 06:37 AM
Cephalexin spectrum is different. More gram positive bacterial. Not what I expect to cover bacterial infection associated with water in HUMAN.

cali9dub
02/09/2018, 06:45 AM
So Ciprofloxacin is for gram negative bacteria ?