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Old 05/20/2020, 09:18 PM   #1
BiGBoNe
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Anemone ID

I saw this anemone in my LFS and I was wondering what kind of anemone is this. Looks like a weird bubble tip. There a clownfish in it.




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Old 05/22/2020, 04:13 PM   #2
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It could be a mini carpet anemone.


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Old 05/23/2020, 05:09 AM   #3
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Its heteractis malu


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Old 05/23/2020, 04:15 PM   #4
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Did you mean to say something else? This is malu
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Old 05/23/2020, 06:25 PM   #5
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No, the anemone species in the OP's picture is H. malu. Heteractis malu come in a variety of color forms, with red being one of them. The malu you posted is a bleached/possibly dyed specimen.


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Old 05/23/2020, 08:16 PM   #6
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Right, but the tentacles are short like a carpet's.


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Old 05/23/2020, 08:38 PM   #7
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Tentacle length can vary. I have never seen clownfish take to mini max carpets and have heard stories of them being eaten by mini max carpets. Check out this thread for pics of h malu

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2524338


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Old 05/23/2020, 09:19 PM   #8
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Wow, you're right. I had no idea Malus could have short tentacles. Do you know why their tentacle lengths vary?


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