Help with ID of Two Anemones

nogascans

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I need some help IDing a pair of anemones purchased recently from LFS. I beleive the one labled Anemome left is a Heteractis crispa, but I am unsure on the one labled Anemone right (possibly a Stichodactyla ??)

The anemone left has settled in nicely between base rock and substrate. The anemone right has moved a few times in last days, from sand dugout to base rock to opper live rock. I have not fed either as yet.

Aquarium as follows:
75 gallon Bowfront
Lighting- 6 bulb T5 with 3 actinic and 3 12K.
PH 8.2
Salinity 1.024
Ammonia 0 ppm
Nitite 0 ppm
Nitrate 3 ppm

Sincerely,

David
 

nogascans

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Forgot Pictures

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Sorry, I forgot pictures
 

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reefs4lifee

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The one on the left looks like a sabea anemone and I'm leaning towards another sabea for the one on the right but not 100% sure
 

reefs4lifee

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Forgot to mention, they look like they're losing a bit of color. Your lighting seems ok, could use another two bulbs but I would suggest feeding them
 

Postal

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The first definitely looks like a bleached crispa anemone. The 2nd anemone is difficult to id from the pic, but if I had to guess, stichodactyla helianthus would be top of the list.
 

OrionN

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I agree that the second is a S. helianthus (Atlantic carpet anemone). You should remove it from your aquarium and return it. The first can either a H. crispa or H. malu
 

nogascans

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Thanks to all for help. I have two more pics of anemone in question (right).
Is this a bad one to keep? I figure if it is atlantic, then its not a candidate for clowns, but is it bad for tank?

Sincerely,
David
 

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fishroomlady

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I think the first looks like a sebae as well. The second could be a BTA?? I'm not good with the scientific names....
 

OrionN

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It is a very aggressive fish eater including clowns. I have never keep one but heard from several people that their clowns got eaten by Atlantic carpet.
 

nogascans

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Receipt

Receipt

I went back and found the sals receipt. The one in question is labeled as a white carpet anemone (stichodactyla sp.
 

nogascans

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Return it?

Return it?

So I gather the consensus is return it? Correct? I really appreciate the help on this.

Sincerely,
David
 

phender

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So I gather the consensus is return it? Correct? I really appreciate the help on this.

Sincerely,
David

Yes, you should return it. It is not really a candidate for a tank with fish in it. It is absolutely Stichodactyla helianthus.
 

nogascans

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Update

Update

Well, the LFS would not take back the one anemone, and I have made the decision to keep it or now with low fish population. I cant see destroying it. It has settled nicely into rock and color wise it tan on foot, greenish tentacles and mouth, with pink tips on tentacles.
The sebae has also settled in nicely, and the bleaching has been replaced by a slow change in color to yellow and tan tentacles, with nice purple tips. I have been feeding shrimp to each twice a week.
Thanks for feedback.
David
 

nogascans

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Pics

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Worm, I haven't had time with 2 kids playing jv and varsity football (practice and games) I'll try to update tonight. All I can say is they both look good and happy
 

worm5406

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hahaha.... I understand.. I have 4 boys... 10 17 18 and 18... I'll trade you! (Please do not moderate this we are not trying to trade TANK inhabitants) (hahahaha)
 

nogascans

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Updated Pic's

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Worm,

here are a few picture of carpet and sebae anemones. I have also included a front view for reference to postion. Just picked up a few frags yesterday. I'd appreciate it if you had any feedback on current postions of corals.

I had a jumper last night, and the yellow headed jawfish is no more. I don't use a cover (althought aquarum does have top trim panels) Would you suggest a cover? I've seen some people use some egg crate from HD or Lowes, but I was wondering how it affects lighting. I guess I'll have to make a trip to LFS for something else. With the two small perculas, am I understanding correctly that it would be unwise to add any more clowns, say a pair of small pink skunks?

Off to football in a few. e have a big cross-county rivalry tonight. If you have boys playing, good luck and may they be safe.

David
 

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nogascans

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Taped on picture, upper left

Taped on picture, upper left

Oh, and in case anyone was wondering, the paper taped on glass is a picture of a pair of perculas in a sebae anemone. Trying what I read to see if I can get the 2 clowns to host.

Sincerely,
David
 

westohooligan

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Plenty of threads on building a DIY mesh top, much better than eggcrate. Eggcrate messes with light as it is actually a light difuser panel. We have some Petcos here that sell Helianthus anemones labled as stichodactyla spp. all the time. Everytime I see one I shake my head. I've seen some clowns associate with them, but just like elephant ear, they tend to turn on the animal they're hosting.
 
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