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Old 11/25/2010, 01:03 PM   #1
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Maxi Mini Anemone Show Off

Here's my new little guy:


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Let's see yours!


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Old 11/25/2010, 02:53 PM   #2
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I recently got two, the green one got ripped real bad but is recovering nicely.
The red one crawled out of sight



red one, it's twice the size you can see



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Old 11/25/2010, 02:56 PM   #3
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Old 11/25/2010, 04:51 PM   #4
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new nems 040.JPG

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Old 11/25/2010, 06:23 PM   #5
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i need one of those. all of them look really good!


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Old 11/25/2010, 06:44 PM   #6
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I'm thinking of getting one for my new tank that I'll be getting in a few months.
Do Maxi Minis normally stay in the sand, or are they rock-dwellers too? I would have 95W LEDs, so I don't think they would be climbing for light.


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Old 11/25/2010, 09:39 PM   #7
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Nice! Keep 'em coming guys!

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I'm thinking of getting one for my new tank that I'll be getting in a few months.
Do Maxi Minis normally stay in the sand, or are they rock-dwellers too? I would have 95W LEDs, so I don't think they would be climbing for light.
I think they are mostly rock dwellers. That is why many people put them on isolated rock islands in the sand so that they don't cross over to the main rock work. That is what I am doing.


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Old 11/26/2010, 08:29 AM   #8
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Old 12/04/2010, 08:23 PM   #9
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Old 12/06/2010, 07:37 AM   #10
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Old 01/30/2011, 10:02 PM   #11
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Picked this one up a few days ago.




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Old 01/31/2011, 09:48 AM   #12
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Ive had BTA's,LTA's, and currently have a Purple Malu. Ive been seeing more of these nems. Will they host?


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Old 01/31/2011, 10:12 AM   #13
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I have never heard of clowns hosting maxi-minis. I have about a dozen and my clowns would rather host in my candy canes.


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Old 01/31/2011, 03:54 PM   #14
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I was curious. I can they can get very colorful. My wifes tank is small those would be a good alternative if they would host.


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Old 01/31/2011, 05:10 PM   #15
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Sam, where do you get your mini-nems? They are really gorgeous in color!


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Old 01/31/2011, 05:38 PM   #16
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I've gotten all of mine semi-locally, mostly in Tallahassee and Pensacola. There aren't many, but I make frequent trips to LFS's and get lucky sometimes.


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Old 01/31/2011, 10:30 PM   #17
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jt milstead - Minicarpets will eat a clown. NOT a host nem. Somewhere in one of these "mini" threads is a pic of a nice platnum occy getting swallowed.


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Old 01/31/2011, 10:58 PM   #18
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I have cut these guys many times. I am waiting for them to grow.


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Old 02/01/2011, 04:57 AM   #19
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jt milstead - Minicarpets will eat a clown. NOT a host nem. Somewhere in one of these "mini" threads is a pic of a nice platnum occy getting swallowed.
I highly doubt a maxi-mini could eat a clown, even a small one. If you can find the pic please post it.


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Old 02/01/2011, 10:26 AM   #20
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They won't host clowns, but they will host shrimp. I've had a Periclemenes brevicarpalis in one since I put the anemone in the tank. He moved out of a rock anemone.
Nice pics Sam. and you are likely right. I don't see a clown getting eaten, but he might get stung and killed. Might. Certainly none of the other fish in my tank go even close to them.


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Thanks for the info...


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Old 02/01/2011, 04:33 PM   #22
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I highly doubt a maxi-mini could eat a clown, even a small one. If you can find the pic please post it.
Ok well. . . I searched for a little while, and cant remember the exact thread(there are a lot on RC)but found a lot of posts saying the same. Then I found this pretty quickly just googleing for maxi's eating fish:

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Ok well. . . I searched for a little while, and cant remember the exact thread(there are a lot on RC)but found a lot of posts saying the same. Then I found this pretty quickly just googleing for maxi's eating fish:
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Old 02/01/2011, 05:46 PM   #24
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I googled the same thing and came up with the same image after reading your post. I read the thread and it's actually a target mandarin being eaten. I did some more research and found that there are a few other cases of maxi's eating fish, but the fish are usually sick or dieing when they are eaten. I think it's probably a lot like other "reef safe" anemones in that they will eat fish if they get the opportunity because the fish is either slow, sick, or small. I know that I have a lot of maxi's in both of my tanks, and both tanks have tiny gobies and clowns. I haven't had any fish go missing, but I might just be lucky.

In my opinion it's a risk worth taking. And the odds that a maxi-mini is going to eat a healthy fish are pretty slim IMO.


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I haven't had any fish go missing, but I might just be lucky.

In my opinion it's a risk worth taking. And the odds that a maxi-mini is going to eat a healthy fish are pretty slim IMO.
Me to. I was just answering the guys question. . . I should have added "IMO". I am not an authority on maxi mini husbandry.


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