Anemone ID please

nickxx4360

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nickxx4360

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white tip Anemone= 200 bucks.

It's about 5" across. Sorry for the bad pic.
Spent all the money on this guy.
 

Toddrtrex

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Looks like an LTA (( Macrodactyla doreensis )) to me. Does the underside of the oral disc have any "bumps" (( verrucae )) on it? And is the foot reddish in color?

LTAs prefer to have their foot buried in the sandbed, the bigger the anemone the deeper the sandbed should be. Since they prefer to be in the sandbed will need stronger lighting to penetrate that deep. They can be sensitive to too much flow.
 

adtravels

you cant buy blue fingers
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I answered your thread in the reef disscussion, pretty much same answer as todd.
 

OrionN

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I think it is a M doreensis also. If it have orange foot and white verrucae near the top, this would confirm the ID. It is an unusual color for this species
 
my first impression was (also) M. doreensis but the anemone is on the rocks instead of in the sandbed....

or is that where it was placed :confused:
 

Ynotme4886

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Sorry to hijack a bit but where and what exactly is a "verrucae"
I've seen images of the anatomy of an anemone and none list that part.


Also here is a good pair of pics of a LTA base.

Hope this helps

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Toddrtrex

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15494123#post15494123 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by patriots81
LTA's can be on rocks. yes, i think it is some kind of LTA.

If they are on the rocks, it isn't a happy LTA. On the rocks isn't where they are naturally found, and I would be concerned if one was on the rocks in a tank.

<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15494239#post15494239 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Ynotme4886
Sorry to hijack a bit but where and what exactly is a "verrucae"
I've seen images of the anatomy of an anemone and none list that part.


Also here is a good pair of pics of a LTA base.

Hope this helps

p1934016.jpg



p1934017.jpg

The best way to describe "verrucae" is that they are the little bumps that you see on the underside of the oral disc. In the following you can see them pretty easily. They are the rows of dots b/t the red of the foot and the tentacles. (( Ignore the "hole" in the bottom of the foot, wasn't a healthy LTA and it didn't make it ))

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Ynotme4886

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Great info and a better pic of the foot and the underside than one I posted....except for the dead part that is.

The inside of that foot looks nasty....what can make that happen to a foot?
 
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15494123#post15494123 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by patriots81
LTA's can be on rocks. yes, i think it is some kind of LTA.
the hobbyist term "LTA" covers a wide variety of species and we're talking about a specific species of anemone here (Macrodactyla doreensis).

LTA's can be on hardwood flooring if placed there.
 

nickxx4360

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It didnt like the rocks so last night it decised to find some sand. now I put it in the center of my tank on sand bed, loves it now.
 

Toddrtrex

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15494560#post15494560 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Ynotme4886
Great info and a better pic of the foot and the underside than one I posted....except for the dead part that is.

The inside of that foot looks nasty....what can make that happen to a foot?

Not really sure. I have only seen it come that way -- shipped. Have never seen something cause it when they have been in my tanks. Not sure if it was from damage of being collected or some sort of infection. All I do know is that anytime I have received one like that (( even a lot smaller "hole" )) they haven't recovered.
 

Ynotme4886

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15494656#post15494656 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by nickxx4360
It didnt like the rocks so last night it decised to find some sand. now I put it in the center of my tank on sand bed, loves it now.

Looks much better in that pic then the one on the rocks.

Hope it buries its foot and stays there for you.

They seem to be a bit more difficult to get them to latch onto something then say a bubble tip or a carpet.
 

adtravels

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Typical thread in this forum, you got some good advice, you have a nice anemone, lets hope that it does well for you.
 
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