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Old 01-14-2005, 02:25 PM   #1
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Healthy color of sebae anemone?

I know there are color variations as with anything, but I've been told different stories. I've been told they are healty if they are real white with nice colored tips and but I've also been told that if they are real white it's because they are bleeched from being stressed. Do I want a more yellow/brown color or white?

I know they should be inflated and no damage to the foot etc...
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Old 01-14-2005, 02:42 PM   #2
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I believe they should be an off white color. When I got mine, it was white when I got it but over time turned a creamy color. Not white but, not brown either, if that makes sense.
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Definately not white.
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Any pics of healthy coloration?
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If the anemone is pure white, it means the zooxanthellae has left it. The zooxanthellae algae provides the anemone with much of its nutrition. I have seen many sebae's with an off-white coloration.
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Old 01-14-2005, 08:08 PM   #6
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sebae

Here is a picture of the one I had. It seemed pretty healthy. I lost it when I had to move it from a rock. I thought I had done a good job of moving it without hurting it but, it declined right after the move so... guess I messed it up.
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Old 01-14-2005, 11:33 PM   #7
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http://fins.actwin.com/species/index.php?t=9&i=335

The first pic in the link is basically what they commonly look like when healthy. There are several color variants but you get the idea.

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I have a pic of my sebae anemone in my gallery if that helps. It's looked this way for months and has only gotten bigger.
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I don't know of any "white" anemones for the hobby, that one would consider healthy when it is white. Many will not regain their zooxanthellae and are doomed to die, but others, under the right conditions, will turn to their tan/brown color as they recover.
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