Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:33 PM
They don't look after their tanks very well, they talk a lot of b******t, and will tell people anything to get a sale. They do belong to the 'no dyed fish' group.
Anyway they had about 6 nems in there which had just arrived I suspect as non had attached. One of these was yellow and very pretty. I suspect that it is dyed, but asked lots of questions of 2 different people and was informed that it was a 'Carnation Malu' anemone.
It doesn't look much like a malu to me but I'm not good at Id ing nems. It has a bright orange mantle, tentacles about 1 cm long. It was hungry this morning and had 2 pieces of lance fish, and has spraed itself out, but not moved as yet
Afraid pics are not very good, but can anyone tell me what it is, and if it is dyed?
Posted 05 March 2008 - 04:37 PM
a lfs i used to go to was a member of the " no dyed fish " gang , but they used to get them in saying "they came in on a delivery without being ordered".
whether its true or not isnt the pint as they were still prepared to sell them.
ive never heard of a carnation anemone so imo they are talking crap
Posted 05 March 2008 - 04:46 PM
Is it worth reporting them do you think?
Posted 05 March 2008 - 04:51 PM
it could be really unhappy and bleaching.
i think its hard to tell from that pic,
Posted 05 March 2008 - 11:10 PM
Posted 06 March 2008 - 01:02 AM
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 10:11 AM
It's still looking happy and healthy so fingers crossed
Posted 16 October 2008 - 01:26 PM
With good food and light, she will turn to green usually , they very seldom move around the tank and will stay put where you put them.
Unless they become hungry, very hungry, then they will move just a few inches for better results in the way of catching food.
I feed mine silversides along with the BTA's and she will eat a whole one.
She is around 5 inches across.
Let me see if I can find some pics and will add them here.
Here ya go, this is what yours should look like when she loose her dye job and becomes all she can be.
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 05:40 PM
i echo Ben's thoughts regarding the skimmer.....so expect yours to get a bit of a tint to it over time.
just treat it well and keep the water good and it should cope with it.
fwiw this practice is despicable so it may be worth seeing what your lfs's view is on it.
depending on their knowledge of the trade they should know better than to sell it on and if they DO know it is 'died' (as i call it) then i would find another shop to give your money to.
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Posted 17 October 2008 - 12:01 AM
Karen knows her nems so i think you can much take it to the bank it is dyed, but with care should get back to its real colour
Its good to see you back Karen ,i hope all is well with you now
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