New Crazy Addition: Fire Anemone

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by Eight, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. slim_jim989

    slim_jim989 Guest

    I was never phased by my lion fish when he got me a couple times but I did go to the sink and run it under hot water for a minute.
  2. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    I've ben hit by lions dozen plus times and none of them hurt that bad... and I never did anything for them. I've had foxface hurt far worse but no where close to getting nailed by a local rockfish in the leg. Lions aren't deadly unless you're allergic to them. If you are, it's like a bee sting allergy, you're throat closes up, etc.
  3. glee

    glee Guest

    nice looking anemone. where is its mouth?
  4. Eight

    Eight Guest

    It's the funny purple tentacly thing near the top.
  5. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    Do you have a Will made out? Can I have some of corals incase that things reaches up and sucks you in? : )
  6. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    That would be a Twilight Zone moment.
    I can hear Rod Sterling now " His passion sucked him in to the depths of oblivion... will you be the next victim of the fire anemone? "
  7. treylane

    treylane Supporting Member

    I always pegged these crazy nems as Phyllodiscus semoni ("Night anemone"?) rather than Actinodendrons?
  8. Reef Keeper

    Reef Keeper Supporting Member

    It'll fit in great with all the wicked cool stuff you have. :) Good luck. Looking forward to seeing your post when it's in your system. :glasses:
  9. Eight

    Eight Guest

    I don't think it will ever make it into my display. I'm going to keep him in the 5 gallon tank plumbed off of Bonnie's tank. This guy doesn't play well with others. I am seriously thinking about putting a small mantis into the tank with him though.

    I will never want to clean the tank from the inside.

    On a side note: This anemone is doing really well. He's big, approximately 9"-10" across. At first I couldn't figure out how to feed him, because the majority of his tentacles aren't sticky. Mysis would just drop off him. At night, however, he extends this crazy purple center stalk with small stringy tentacles that are very sticky. I fed him mysis on those tentacles and he totally eats it up.
  10. Eight

    Eight Guest

    Out of curiousity, Gresham, why do you think it will lost potency in aquaria? Is this a common trend in other venemous/toxic species?

    ... maybe I can pet him in a few more months. :)
  11. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Some animals get their toxicity from what they feed on. IME anemones over time seem to be less potent >to me< it terms of sting. I'm just speculating as to why though. And again, it's just something I've seen. Not sure if it hold up to true science :)
  12. Reef Keeper

    Reef Keeper Supporting Member

    Great thinking. That critter will make an interesting aside next to Bonnie's set up too. Mantis Shrimp, love em but scared to have one in my system.

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