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Postby aantreklik » Tue 07 Mar, 2006 10:28 am

I just thought i would announce that one of my four waratah anemoneds have just released its little babies 5 had a chance to attach to substrate. Beautiful lil critters... So cute watching them eat a brine shrimp at least 1.5x the size of themselves... and them being able to see it through the pink tinted lense that is the anemones foot
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Postby Flukes » Tue 07 Mar, 2006 12:23 pm

congrats mate, things like this remind you of why your in such a great hobby..
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Postby seabuddies » Tue 07 Mar, 2006 7:57 pm

I know they are small but pics please. :clap:
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Postby RedLineR » Tue 07 Mar, 2006 8:05 pm

yep yep pics of those lil babies
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Postby aantreklik » Wed 08 Mar, 2006 10:03 am

will try for pics asap... will see if i can borrow my neighbors digital and get some up tonight...
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Postby Tuskfish » Wed 08 Mar, 2006 10:19 am

Does that make u a Daddy ? :roflmao: :roflmao:
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Postby aantreklik » Wed 08 Mar, 2006 11:34 am

i like to think of it as more a distant cousin...
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Postby xioxxio » Wed 08 Mar, 2006 12:17 pm

Would love to see pictures
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Postby aantreklik » Wed 08 Mar, 2006 4:17 pm

The pics came out pretty blurry... i need a macro lense... the babies just look like a pink blur... here is the mum... how she can look this beautiful the day after giving birth to 5 is beyond me

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Postby RedLineR » Wed 08 Mar, 2006 5:03 pm

that is one beautiful anemone, where did you manage to get one like that?
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Postby ArcEye » Wed 08 Mar, 2006 5:10 pm

Aren't Waratah's a temperate species?
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Postby aantreklik » Wed 08 Mar, 2006 5:13 pm

I have found them around the gold coast... and as far south as melbourne... and also in WA... i have one in my reef tank (by accident... but he is doing no harm...) When i used to have a permit to collect marine aquarium species from rock platforms i picked up 6... but 2 were from a different clan and... one was quickly killed...and the other moved his way through he piping into my reef tank (i have put a grid on the piping now)
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Postby ArcEye » Wed 08 Mar, 2006 5:21 pm

Thats good to know as they're really common down here and so beautiful!
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Postby French4Fish » Wed 08 Mar, 2006 6:36 pm

Hi aantrekik, dont want to burst any bubbles but there is apparently a downside to these anemones. They cover the rocks everywhere where I live and are a beautiful red (dont get very big - about 5 or 6 cm across) and when I set up my tank I was going to put some in but was told that they are not safe in reef tanks as they eat fish. Maybe some other reefers might be able to give a definite opinion. We also get some the same colour that only stay very small (about 1 or 2 cm. at most). These small ones live behind wormy rock coral and I'm not sure how they would go in a tank so maybe can get some info. on them too.
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Postby aantreklik » Thu 09 Mar, 2006 11:23 am

I have had no probs with mine in my tank in the last 2 years... biggest thing i have seen him eat is an amphipod... suppose he could eat very small fish... but in with clowns, pj cardinals, and reef gobies... have have no probs yet...
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Postby French4Fish » Thu 09 Mar, 2006 1:23 pm

ok hope Im wrong as I would love to keep one or two.
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Postby aantreklik » Thu 09 Mar, 2006 2:22 pm

i have the majority of mine in a seperate inline tank... only one that escaped before i put in the divider mesh on the piping is inthe reef tank... they are well work the extra tank... i now have 9 in a 10L old glass tank that was just lying around... with shellgrit and a fiew pieces of sandstone as substrate...
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Postby RedLineR » Thu 09 Mar, 2006 2:31 pm

so they are safe to put in the tank?
i wouldnt mind have one in my tank
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Postby Midol » Thu 09 Mar, 2006 7:10 pm

I had 4...

All my gobies dissappeared. Nothing conclusive but meh.

I also found one in the tank today.
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Postby aantreklik » Thu 09 Mar, 2006 10:24 pm

I would say use with caution... but i have had no problems
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