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Old 05-26-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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Bubble Tip / H. magnifica question

So I think I made a possible bad error in judgement. I saw what I thought was a green BTA yesterday. It was a nice size, very colorful and healthy. The guy and the store and myself, both agreed it was a BTA and was labeled as such in the tank. I got it home and my Maroon clowns immediately started hosting it. The issue then became it no longer appeared to be a BTA, but rather a H. magnifica after doing some research. It seems these guys are very aggressive. Does anyone have any first hand experience with them?
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It's aggressive because those things get massive! And they have a powerful sting that can kill coral. All anemones have the potential to harm/kill corals though. Would be risky to have a 1-3 ft anemone moving around. Your call. You could move all your corals away from it.
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I'm not so sure now. It seems H. magnifica leaves it's base exposed. This one moved from the top of a rock into a lower hole between two rocks, which H. magnifica apparently does not do. I will try and get some pics. The thing is though, this one is blackish with bright green tips.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:10 AM   #4
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I'm not so sure now. It seems H. magnifica leaves it's base exposed. This one moved from the top of a rock into a lower hole between two rocks, which H. magnifica apparently does not do. I will try and get some pics. The thing is though, this one is blackish with bright green tips.
just post a pick to get it id
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I wouldn't worry about it. You can always frag it if it gets too big.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:58 PM   #6
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How do you frag Anemones?
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Cut it in half directly through the mouth and the two halves will close up into new ones. If you search brstv they have a video showing it.
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Anyone?? It's opened and it double the size then in this picture.
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:33 PM   #10
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Looks like a BTA they dont always bubble up
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