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Old 09/16/2019, 11:01 PM   #1
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Ritteri or crispa?

This bleached anemone was sold to me as a ritteri, but now I'm wondering if its a h.crispa instead? Thoughts?

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Old 09/16/2019, 11:12 PM   #2
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Itís a Ritteri. Best of luck with its recovery.


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Old 09/17/2019, 01:14 AM   #3
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Yep, it's definitely a magnifica.
It looks like the bleached one I have. So far my attempts of reinfecting it with symbiotic algae were a complete failure and by now it looks like the anemone is on its way out...


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Old 09/17/2019, 09:44 AM   #4
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I have a bleached magnifica as well. It's been going on two months and still no sign of zoox. It eats well and looks great, other than the lack of color. I've tried feeding it BTA and gigantea tentacles but still no signs of color.


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Old 09/17/2019, 10:00 AM   #5
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I have a bleached magnifica as well. It's been going on two months and still no sign of zoox. It eats well and looks great, other than the lack of color. I've tried feeding it BTA and gigantea tentacles but still no signs of color.
Do you have any anemonefish with it? My bicinctus would not allow the magnifica to get a single Mysis down. And aside from that, the anemone wasn't really eating well to begin with. It always took a long time for it to react if I put food in it. By now it shows serious signs of atrophy and is so weak that it doesn't even attach anymore.
Like you, I tried all anemones I have (BTA, haddoni, gigantea) and even a couple of soft corals (Xenia & Anthelia) as zooxanthellae donors but nothing worked. I even got a pricey magnifica from Diver's Den and the transfer still failed.


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Old 09/17/2019, 10:47 AM   #6
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Do you have any anemonefish with it? My bicinctus would not allow the magnifica to get a single Mysis down. And aside from that, the anemone wasn't really eating well to begin with. It always took a long time for it to react if I put food in it. By now it shows serious signs of atrophy and is so weak that it doesn't even attach anymore.
Like you, I tried all anemones I have (BTA, haddoni, gigantea) and even a couple of soft corals (Xenia & Anthelia) as zooxanthellae donors but nothing worked. I even got a pricey magnifica from Diver's Den and the transfer still failed.
While in QT, I had it with a single wild percula that I picked up from AC (which was subsequently killed when I tried to pair it with one of the wild percs we picked up from Steve a long time ago.)



I've since moved it into my anemone tank that's got several picassos and a B/W ocellaris. They move from one nem to the next so the magnifica has time to eat.

I'm not sure what to do at this point. I know that it probably won't survive long term if the zoox population doesn't bounce back. However, I also think it would've died by now if it was sick or the lack of zoox has detrimental affects.


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Old 09/17/2019, 04:54 PM   #7
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Thanks for the responses, guys. Ok, so it looks like a unanimous RITTERI! Great!

Interesting, I didn't realize coloring up mags is much more challenging than coloring up other anemones.

Derek, my bleached ritteri looks just like yours, all the way down to the black speck on the end of each tentacle.

I'm curious what coloration you think it will be when/if it finally turns healthy?


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Old 09/17/2019, 09:09 PM   #8
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D-Nak,
That is a nice Magnifica. Hope you will be able to get him healthy again.


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Old 09/17/2019, 09:10 PM   #9
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Jaime1210,
Your Magnifica will not have much color wen he recover. All white will result in an anemone that is all brown, plus what ever the column color is.


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My bleached mag goes now on 5 months and it is starting to show signs of decay. I think by now it is beyond the point where it can be rescued.
I think you need to have a healthy donor at the time you get a bleached anemone. The longer you wait the lower the chances for a successful reinfection get.


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Old 09/18/2019, 04:44 AM   #11
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I think you must have an otherwise healthy anemone and a healthy donor.
Thomas, can you separate the anemone from the fish so you can feed him?


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Old 09/18/2019, 07:47 AM   #12
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I think you must have an otherwise healthy anemone and a healthy donor.
Thomas, can you separate the anemone from the fish so you can feed him?
Yes, I would agree with that assumption.
I have both of my magnificas in Cipro treatment right now and I don't plan on returning them to the fish any time soon.
I have also a third one coming from LA this week. I really hope that one isn't bleached either. But I'm almost certain that it will also need antibiotic treatment by the time it gets here.

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