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Old 08/24/2019, 09:57 AM   #1
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Mini Carpet Anemone?

Came on attached to a torch coral I just acquired. Is this a carpet anemone? Any special care requirements?




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Old 08/24/2019, 08:40 PM   #2
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I heard they are very easy to take care of but carry strong sting and can be fish eater.


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Old 08/25/2019, 11:54 AM   #3
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I had a pretty big green carpet anemone. I also had, I think what’s called, a blue spotted Jaw fish. While I was showing off my tank to my friend the Jawfish swam right into the anemone. I sat there wrestling that fish out of that an anemone with a pair of chopsticks for about 10 minutes. My friends were staring at me like I was crazy. The fish lived for about a day, and then he died… It was my favorite fish, I gave away that anemone shortly after.


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Old 08/25/2019, 12:42 PM   #4
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I had a pretty big green carpet anemone. I also had, I think what’s called, a blue spotted Jaw fish. While I was showing off my tank to my friend the Jawfish swam right into the anemone. I sat there wrestling that fish out of that an anemone with a pair of chopsticks for about 10 minutes. My friends were staring at me like I was crazy. The fish lived for about a day, and then he died… It was my favorite fish, I gave away that anemone shortly after.


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A big green one, I suppose it was a haddoni carpet anemone.


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Old 08/25/2019, 01:58 PM   #6
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I had a pretty big green carpet anemone. I also had, I think what’s called, a blue spotted Jaw fish. While I was showing off my tank to my friend the Jawfish swam right into the anemone. I sat there wrestling that fish out of that an anemone with a pair of chopsticks for about 10 minutes. My friends were staring at me like I was crazy. The fish lived for about a day, and then he died… It was my favorite fish, I gave away that anemone shortly after.


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That was a rather predictable outcome. While many fish can be kept relatively save in tanks with carpet anemones, gobies and even more so jawfish and dartfish absolutely don't mix with those anemones, especially if the anemone is placed on the bottom of the tank. It's just a matter of time until they become anemone food.

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Old 08/25/2019, 02:04 PM   #7
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That picture is actually about five or seven years old, I have learned many things since then. That was the last carpet I ever owned...


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That’s a haddoni carpet anemone. A relatively easy anemone to keep and can host clownfish. I love them.


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