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Old 11/19/2019, 11:48 AM   #1
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I waited 3 months on the waiting list for this anemone. I was so excited to get the in stock notification. Now I am sad. Already sent the pics 5 minutes after it arrived. I do have the hospital tank set up with cipro. I have treated a few successfully but none that looked this bad right in the bag. 03304E17-C663-4A45-AB66-37A276E8D41D.jpg


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Old 11/19/2019, 01:00 PM   #2
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Iíve had, over the years, maybe 2 out of 6 live aquaria Gigs survive treatment.


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Old 11/19/2019, 01:35 PM   #3
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They did credit my account minus the $9.99 box fee. I had to call them and ask them to refund the credit card I used. They informed me all refunds are now credited to your live aquaria account for future purchases. I have not ordered from them in some time and I was not aware of that change. They DID go ahead and return it to my Credit Card as a 1 time courtesy. That's all I needed since I will not be ordering from them again. I do not like a company who holds money hostage so you HAVE to purchase there again in the future! It could be another 3 months before they get that anemone in again. I will order elsewhere. I have 2 local stores trying to get in a Gig for me...so hopefully they will come thru soon.


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Old 11/19/2019, 02:30 PM   #4
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3 hours with cipto

3 hours in and itís looking better. I treated with 500mg cipro instead of the 250 on day 1. I will continue with the recommended 250 daily starting tomorrow and with each water change until itís either a goner or itís recovered.


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Old 11/19/2019, 03:21 PM   #5
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Another pic. I canít believe the difference in less then 4 hours. I hope it continues to improve. Thank goodness I always have ciprofloxacin on hand and a hospital tank ready.


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Old 11/19/2019, 03:58 PM   #6
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That looks more like a haddoni. Can you take photos of the underside so we can see if there are visible verrucae?


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Old 11/19/2019, 05:12 PM   #7
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You are correct....it is a Haddoni. The is NO visible verrucae at all. Now I don’t feel bad at all that I asked for a refund!! Honestly, this is the 2nd time they have sent me the wrong anemone. I have a post about it here A few years ago. Ugh....never ordering from them again. Hopefully it recovers and I can trade to a local SW store for credit


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Old 11/19/2019, 05:22 PM   #8
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You are correct....it is a Haddoni. The is NO visible verrucae at all. Now I donít feel bad at all that I asked for a refund!! Honestly, this is the 2nd time they have sent me the wrong anemone. I have a post about it here A few years ago. Ugh....never ordering from them again. Hopefully it recovers and I can trade to a local SW store for credit
Sorry to hear. Blue Zoo did the same thing to me a couple of years ago, too. Since then they've raised their price on gigantea, so I stopped ordering from them.


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Old 11/19/2019, 09:06 PM   #9
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I am sorry that they send you a Haddoni instead of a Gigantea. Good luck


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Old 11/20/2019, 10:28 AM   #10
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What a difference 20 hrs in cipro makes!!

It's hard to believe this is the same anemone!! It isn't a Gigantea like I ordered, but it's not the pile of expelled insides it was in the shipping bag I'm not sure what I'm going to with a Hadonni anemone because I want a Gigantea or a Magnifica....I'm just happy it isn't dead.

I want to thank everyone for helping me years ago with the Cipro instructions for sick anemones. It works and it really is simple to do.


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Old 11/20/2019, 10:31 AM   #11
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Looks good. Nice work!


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Old 11/20/2019, 03:19 PM   #12
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Maybe it was a blessing in Disguise.....
I showed my boyfriend (who I am slowly dragging over to the "salty side") what a true Gigantea anemone looks like....He said he thinks they are ugly lol. He likes the longer tentacle anemones . So I ordered a H. Magnifica. QT tank #2 is ready. It will be here tomorrow . He loves my Seahorses and softie tank! Wait until he sees all of the amazing carals I can put in this tank that were not seahorse safe!! I Love love love LPS!


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Old 11/20/2019, 07:34 PM   #13
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I am glad he is doing well for you. Good luck.
Here is a picture of two if my Gigantea



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Old 11/20/2019, 09:00 PM   #14
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That looks very much like my old gig before I tore the tank down to focus on seahorse breeding. It grew like a weed too. Was tan when I got it....turned into a very vibrant green.


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Old 11/21/2019, 11:19 AM   #15
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Looks good now

It looks good now.


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Old 11/21/2019, 12:29 PM   #16
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haddoni will eat fish, where as gig not as likely.


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Old 11/21/2019, 12:35 PM   #17
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The Haddoni will be rehomed as soon as I find someone that wants it.


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Old 11/21/2019, 07:15 PM   #18
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haddoni will eat fish, where as gig not as likely.
Take it from me who have keep multiple anemones of each species for long term, Gigantea is just as aggressive at eating fish as Haddoni.


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Take it from me who have keep multiple anemones of each species for long term, Gigantea is just as aggressive at eating fish as Haddoni.
Yes, but I think, due to their longer tentacles giganteas look more threatening to fish so that they usually avoid touching it. Haddoni with their short stubby tentacles look more static and fish may not realize how dangerous they are.


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They did credit my account minus the $9.99 box fee. I had to call them and ask them to refund the credit card I used. They informed me all refunds are now credited to your live aquaria account for future purchases. I have not ordered from them in some time and I was not aware of that change. They DID go ahead and return it to my Credit Card as a 1 time courtesy. That's all I needed since I will not be ordering from them again. I do not like a company who holds money hostage so you HAVE to purchase there again in the future! It could be another 3 months before they get that anemone in again. I will order elsewhere. I have 2 local stores trying to get in a Gig for me...so hopefully they will come thru soon.
First thing's first, I'm glad the anemone is doing better in your care, regardless of the mixup. On another note, I read your post with great surprise! I can't believe that they started to refuse refunding back to our card! AND a non-refundable box charge? I remember they used to boast that their company's shipping policy was superior BECAUSE there was no box charge! I last ordered from them 6 months ago, so this must be some new policy ... Thanks for the eye opener.


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Old 12/05/2019, 04:41 PM   #21
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Thanks for posting, I've been tempted to order one from them but maybe I'll look locally for a bit longer


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Old 12/05/2019, 06:35 PM   #22
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thats weird they did that .i received the wrong clown fish i ordered,i complained on there facebook page and was given a full refund less then 5hrs after i posted it.never filed or had to talk to anyone on live aquaria.but i didnt buy from divers den.This was about 4 months ago


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thats weird they did that .i received the wrong clown fish i ordered,i complained on there facebook page and was given a full refund less then 5hrs after i posted it.never filed or had to talk to anyone on live aquaria.but i didnt buy from divers den.This was about 4 months ago
That must have been just before they changed the rules in October.


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