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11/26/2006, 07:00 AM
The mouth is tightly closed and he is willing taking small pieces of silversides with no problems.

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11/26/2006, 09:49 AM
looks good to me

11/26/2006, 11:12 AM
I know it may be early to have it in my tank...but it was given to me by a reefer that was breaking down his tank...it is only about as big as a golfball mabey a little bigger... It seems a little white for my taste but he is taking bits of silverside's with no problems...I am just hoping he will pull through

11/26/2006, 12:33 PM
Looks o.k. for now. Looks like a fairly new tank. Probably will not make it in the long run. They like pristine water conditions and good lighting. Good Luck..

11/26/2006, 12:58 PM
tank has been up for about 5 months or so....he moved around for a little bit and then settled into the place he is in now....

11/26/2006, 04:04 PM
Looks more like a condylactis anemone rather than a sebae (H. crispa).

11/26/2006, 06:17 PM
is there any defining way to tell what kind it is/

11/26/2006, 06:26 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8623144#post8623144 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by phender
Looks more like a condylactis anemone rather than a sebae (H. crispa).

I agree.

<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8623959#post8623959 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Embowe
is there any defining way to tell what kind it is/

If you could get a closer shot of the column and underside of the oral disc, it could be rather easy to at least rule out H. crispa.

11/27/2006, 04:58 AM
That is going to be tough...the piece of LR he is attached to has a depression of sorts in it and thats where he settled into...I can tell you thats its a tan color "foot"

11/27/2006, 09:16 AM
I think what they need to see are the features not so much the color, although color can be helpful at times :)

The verrucae (I don't know if I spelled that right) on the underside are helpful in identifying different nems. The size, placement, and stickiness of the bumps can eliminate/confirm the type of anemone.

11/27/2006, 10:20 AM
ok...there is no way I can get that pic without taking him off his current rock...and I dont think that would be a great idea...

He is eating the food everytime it is offered to him, and hasnt moved from the spot that he settled in about 5 days (he roamed the tank a little then settled on his current location) So I guess he is happy:)

11/27/2006, 11:18 AM
A word of advice, maybe I'm more cautious than other reefers, but if so, oh well....
If it is a condylactis, they're not typically hosts, they're found in the atlantic waters, where there are no clownfish. Although a clownfish may take to the nem, there's a higher possibility that the nem will take very well to the clown, like for dinner. You run a higher risk of losing clownfish to this type than you would to a sebae. If it was me, I would want to know for sure.

Sometimes at night, mine balls up, and the underside is much more visable. The best time for me to get a picture of the underside is when I'm turning on the lights, before it opens up and the underside is hidden. Just an idea.

11/27/2006, 03:57 PM
It is a condy, I have one and it looks almost exactly like that, sebae have denser, shorter tentacles and prefer to be in the sand.

11/27/2006, 04:23 PM
for free I can't complain....my clowns don't even know its there yet...no big deal if they don't host. I just hope my lighting is enough... 2- 10k daylights and 2 antic in a t5 fixture

11/27/2006, 04:45 PM
I also have my anems under T5s, 2 14000k one 60/40 aquablue and one actinic

11/27/2006, 06:24 PM
ok...so my lighting would be sufficent...

11/28/2006, 03:52 AM
I think so, Just feed it as well and you should be fine. I bought my condy from a lfs display tank where it was under 150w of metal halides and it was really brown, since I've had it it hid for the first week from the light and only gradually came out, but now its the same snowy colour as yours and its growng more tentacles and its tips are alot more purple. and it shares the tank with a huge (14-15") gbta a medium rbta a small LTA, a small brown sebae, some type of carpet anem and a tuilp anem. All are doing really well

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