WOW!!!!!! I was all prepared to see a bleached white, and half dead anemone. That is a beautiful and healthy looking crispa. Did you get that from a hobbyist that has had it for some time, or did you pick that up as a new import from the LFS? I don't know that I have ever seen one look that good in a LFS as a newly imported anemone.
I'll give you some tips if you remember to ask the LFS if that anemone came in from a customer, or a new import. :rotflmao: I'm just kiddin. I bet someone returned it to the LFS for some reason. I can't see one of these anemones making it to the states in such good condition.
Your anemones name is Heteractis crispa. There's no such thing as a "sebae" anemone. It is typically a sand dwelling species, so if it is not attached, I would dig a hole beside a rock, and place the anemones foot in it. The anemone should attach to the rock or glass bottom, and begin sliding its foot under the rock. I would back fill the hole leaving nothing but the polyp exposed. If the anemone is attached, don't try to move it. Most people will say feed it once a week or something like that. IMHO, its better to feed small amounts every day when you feed the fish. Give it moderate flow and good quality lighting. If you take care of that anemone, it should out live you.
You don't know how happy i am to hear this.
Thanks , I hope it won't out grow my 55G tho.
I forgot to add that this anemone was in a tank with a couple others and a anemone crab , and it was attached to the one i bought,(i seen him after i got home) I want to return him to the LFS but cant find a why to remove with out damage to anemone. I read that when the 2 clowns i have take like and start to host they will over power the crab and he will flee.
But will this crab prevent them from hosting.
And i Read that the crab will die without another anemone, and i didn't buy the anemone crab and don't want it to die.
\+thts a very nice nem! and i had a clarkii clown and a porcelain anemone crab share a condy, but the clown did at 1 point rip 1 of the crabs claws off, but after it grew back they were fine together. when the anemone died it took a liking to my frogspawn until i picked up a rock flower nem. then sadly when i downgraded from my 10 gal to my 8 gal biocube, i thought the crab was on the rock flower anemones rock but it wasnt. it was on a piecww of liverock tht i didnt use and it dried out and died =(
i felt terrible!
so wat im trying to say is, ur crab prob wont die if the clowns drive it away. it may take to maybe an LPW coral if u have 1. or if u can maybe get a small rock flower and see wat happens with tht.