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abfisher 08-12-2009 06:27 PM

Need help identifying
Need help identifying...this guy is red in color and opens up at night when lights are off. It reminds me of an anemone, but only at night. At night the red flesh peels back and little tentacles extend from the center in all directions to catch food. I will try to post a night time picture later tonight

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abfisher 08-12-2009 07:49 PM

onefish2fish 08-12-2009 09:41 PM

that is sick, reminds me of a very rare anemone a buddy of mine owns but his is more vibrant in color.
this is the thread linking to the picture that won photo of the month
The New Jersey Reefers Club - Random shots with great results!

SuperFishFan 08-12-2009 10:29 PM

Cannot identify that, but it's waaay cool.

onefish2fish 08-12-2009 10:37 PM

try feeding it at night a small amount of mysis or something small, and a small ammount. it puts out sweeper tenticles at night so im more then willing to bet it feeds.

abfisher 08-13-2009 06:25 AM

Did your friend use a black light for the picture? Also, what is mysis and where can you buy it?

onefish2fish 08-13-2009 06:39 AM

no blacklights, i believe LED moonlights. different corals and things will appear different from tank to tank, not only will they have different colors, everyones lighting will be different. actinic lights or bulbs with a high K, like a 14 or 20k bulb will give corals more of a "popping" color however growth is slower as the K gets higher. for example, a 10,000K bulb will give better growth with less colors and a 20K will give better colors with less growth.
mysis is small shrimp. any LFS (local fish store) will most likely have it. get the frozen stuff and not the freeze dried. before using any frozen foods in your tank, get a fine mesh net and put the food into it and then into a food safe container, then tank a pipepette and squirt some tank water onto it to rinse the food, strain and repeat until the water is clear. you want to do this because frozen foods are high in phosphates, which is a main food for algae- which you dont want. i would try only feeding a tiny squirt at night when its feeding sweepers are out. avoid over feeding it as it will do more harm then good and avoid feeding it large foods as it will use more energy digesting it then it will get from eating it.

aquakid 08-13-2009 08:22 AM

i dont no but haretty cool

onefish2fish 08-14-2009 01:41 AM

i asked some people and its a ball anemone

SuperFishFan 08-14-2009 02:16 AM


Originally Posted by onefish2fish (Post 227164)
i asked some people and its a ball anemone

I concur. I've since seen some really pretty one's . The one in this thread is pretty as well. I'm gonna keep my eye out for then now.

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