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Old 08/05/2018, 07:14 PM   #1
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Amazing anemone (video)

So Reef Builders went and visited a reef tank in Taiwan and there is an amazing anemone in it. It is identified as a “Taiwanese Long Tentacle” anemone. It is firmly mounted between rocks and is hosting a couple of clowns. About 4:15 in this video:

https://youtu.be/mp0A463KuTo

Anyone know anything about these? Doesn’t look like any LTA I’ve ever seen.


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Old 08/05/2018, 08:35 PM   #2
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Wish it showed the foot and base, tentacles are not best for positive ID, but just looking at those it looks very much like a magnifica more than an LTA/M.doreensis, though I have to say certainly not a color of either that I have ever seen, very nice!


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Old 08/06/2018, 12:36 AM   #3
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I just thought it was a red BTA when I first saw it, but the narrator says not. So I have no idea what species it is.


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Old 08/06/2018, 06:01 AM   #4
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It is a BTA. Definitely not a Magnifica. It cannot be any other host anemone.


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Old 08/06/2018, 08:19 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input. Gorgeous, whatever species it is.


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Old 08/07/2018, 11:15 AM   #6
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It looks a lot like a BTA to me too. I've heard that color morph called a tequila sunrise BTA before, and it could possibly be a flametip or inferno morph as well.

I don't have 100% confidence in Jake's ability to ID anemones, and I think he's just going off of what the owner told him.


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Old 08/10/2018, 08:30 AM   #7
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It is a BTA. Definitely not a Magnifica. It cannot be any other host anemone.


Agreed; it is a bta


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Old 08/10/2018, 06:48 PM   #8
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It is a BTA. Definitely not a Magnifica. It cannot be any other host anemone.
Yup. BTA without a doubt.


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Old 08/20/2018, 01:27 AM   #9
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I've seen other tanks with more SPS, etc., but the diversity and quality of the inverts here are unparalleled, and sets this tank apart. I'd kill for that red anemone. It may be a species (or morph) we know nothing about in the U.S. - new species are discovered all the time. I'm so damn jealous!


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Old 08/21/2018, 10:48 AM   #10
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I've seen a few BTA with that color variation locally. They are very nice looking.


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