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Old 06/13/2003, 12:40 PM   #1
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what color is your carpet? {pics please}

There are many species of Carpet Anemones {Stichodactyla} and they occur in an even greater number of colors. To casual browsers wishing to purchase a Carpet Anemone after viewing these beauties- beware: Carpet Anemones have certain husbandry requirements to thrive. Some species of Stichodactyla are very demanding and should only be attemted by experienced reefkeepers. Please post pics of your colorful Carpet Anemones to this thread. I'll kick it off with a pic of one of my colorful mini-carpet anemones.

Stichodactyla tapetum



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Old 06/13/2003, 01:15 PM   #2
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My blue Haddon's, or Saddleback Carpet Anemone {S. haddoni}:



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Old 06/13/2003, 01:17 PM   #3
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Yellow Stichodactyla gigantea

I have 3 of them including the tapetum.

Here's my 3 year old Yellow S.gigantea:




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Old 06/13/2003, 01:18 PM   #4
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Pink/Red haddoni

Here is the Pink / Red S.haddoni. I think it is more on the pink side.




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Old 06/13/2003, 01:37 PM   #5
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S.tapetum

Here's my little S.tapetum. It's one sticky little bugger but it doesn't seem to harm any corals as they move around. Very very hardy and prolific.

It doesn't have the green coloration as in Gary's.




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Old 06/13/2003, 01:48 PM   #6
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Red haddoni...




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Old 06/13/2003, 01:53 PM   #7
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Some other colored carpets from another old thread. These are from a Japanese reef store site.










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Old 06/13/2003, 02:05 PM   #8
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thanks for starting this thread! (I needed a reason to post some of the hundreds of pics I've taken of this guy!




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Old 06/13/2003, 02:07 PM   #9
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[B]Some other colored carpets from another old thread. These are from a Japanese reef store site.
Bonsai,

That Japanese red is really red - very nice carpets.

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Old 06/13/2003, 02:08 PM   #10
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thanks for starting this thread! (I needed a reason to post some of the hundreds of pics I've taken of this guy!

Very nice color. I've seen a gigantea that color before. Had a chance to pick it up but it didn't look too healthy.

Post more pics of it

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Old 06/13/2003, 03:57 PM   #11
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Here is my green carpet...


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Old 06/13/2003, 04:42 PM   #12
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how about this multi-color carpet? =)

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how about this multi-color carpet? =)

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can't get over that multi-color. Do you still have it? and any other colors you're keeping?

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Old 06/13/2003, 09:45 PM   #14
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hey tubs,

yup! still got that beauty. never seen one like that before in my life. i was wondering if the color would change but it's still like that. yesterday ate a big ole' piece of silverside.


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Old 06/13/2003, 10:42 PM   #15
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Old 06/13/2003, 10:46 PM   #16
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More pics of the rainbow please!


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Old 06/13/2003, 11:10 PM   #17
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More pics of the rainbow please!
Yeah good idea yeah. More pics arcab


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hey guys,

here's a closeup of it. you can see the different colors it has. very cool.




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Old 06/14/2003, 09:49 AM   #19
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Great thread... Never knew anemones came in all those colors. I've read that most anemones move around in the tank frequently. It that true of carpet anemones also?

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Great thread... Never knew anemones came in all those colors. I've read that most anemones move around in the tank frequently. It that true of carpet anemones also?

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Usually, at least IME once they find a spot they won't move. FWIW both of mine anemones never moved especially the yellow which I've had for a while now. I've moved it around from tank to tank and has always stayed put where I placed it.

The key is probably providing adquate lighting and flow so that they don't try to go higher to get more light.

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Johnny that looks tight. Good job dude.


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Old 06/14/2003, 10:41 PM   #22
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Anybody have a fluorescent orange Haddon's... or a specimen with radiating stripes? Any Merten's Carpet Anemones?


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Old 06/15/2003, 11:19 PM   #23
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You guys are really making me want to get another carpet anemone.. Man o man..

I really miss my last one now.


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Old 06/15/2003, 11:54 PM   #24
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tension in the tank!

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Post more pics of it

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My pleasure!!!


My Maroon is Sooo in Love! Kinda makin ME jealous!
Alright already, Get a room!

He also seems to think everything is too close to his new friend and being somewhat aggresive towards a specific damsel thats also kinda the tank bully.


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Old 06/15/2003, 11:58 PM   #25
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Oh btw...

Those multi-color, Purple, green and red are amazing!

Gary how BIG is that thing?!?!

Oh AND My 100th post!


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