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Old 03/22/2019, 04:37 PM   #1
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Crispa?

I bought this anemone from a store here in Saint Louis that had it in their display tank for a couple years. It was attached to a piece of rock at the store and it looks to be attached to the bottom of a rock in this tank. Itís about 8Ē and hasnít grown much the last couple of years. Iím thinking itís a Crispa?










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Old 03/22/2019, 06:20 PM   #2
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It looks more like a Malu to me.


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Old 03/22/2019, 09:07 PM   #3
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I purposefully said crispa hoping on hope with reverse psychology that it might be a malu


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Old 04/06/2019, 11:16 AM   #4
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I agree it looks like a Malu! Good looking nem for sure!

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Old 04/06/2019, 03:25 PM   #5
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my first impression Malu.......


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Old 08/18/2019, 01:35 AM   #6
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So can I gather that even though the usual guidance is that both Malu and Crispa need a sand bed to bury their feet and anchor, they can be successful in a bare bottom tank (with appropriate rock work)?


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Old 08/18/2019, 04:39 AM   #7
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Malu will live in the sand and Crispa is a rock dwelling anemone


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Old 08/18/2019, 12:18 PM   #8
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Malu will live in the sand and Crispa is a rock dwelling anemone
Thank you! And while Malu's natural tendency is to bury in the sand, will it survive/be happy long term if kept in a bare bottom tank? (Or is the picture above the rare exception?)


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Old 08/18/2019, 01:13 PM   #9
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My Malu must have sand or else he keep on moving around.


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