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Old 10/05/2018, 09:09 AM   #1
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Nice little Gig on eBay if anyone is looking

At least Iím pretty positive itís a Gig. Little bleached. The pic on the ad looks crazy but he sent me a pic under whiter lighting. I asked for a pic of the disc to confirm but so far he just sent the below pic. Not sure if Iím allowed to post a link to eBay but if you search carpet anemone itís one of the first couple results




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Old 10/05/2018, 10:40 AM   #2
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I wouldn't be surprised if it's S. helianthus. Tentacles look very evenly spread. Gigantea usually show rows of tentacles.


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Old 10/05/2018, 10:46 AM   #3
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I wouldn't be surprised if it's S. helianthus. Tentacles look very evenly spread. Gigantea usually show rows of tentacles.
I was thinking that was a possibility but I haven’t seen one as colorful as that. Seller is from FL though so that would make an Atlantic anemone more likely. I’m still thinking Gig though. Tentacles being different colors has me a little unsure though. Wish he would have sent a pic of the underside. I’m not looking for another gig so I don’t want to pester him with too many requests.



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I was thinking that was a possibility but I havenít seen one as colorful as that. Seller is from FL though so that would make an Atlantic anemone more likely. Iím still thinking Gig though. Tentacles being different colors has me a little unsure. Wish he would have sent a pic of the underside. Iím not looking for another gig so I donít want to pester him with too many requests.



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Old 10/05/2018, 05:12 PM   #5
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I've seen many helianthus with mottled colors (often white splotches) similar to S. haddoni but much less common with gigantea. I looked on eBay and all of the seller's photos are under heavy actinic/blue light. This could cause the mottled areas to glow.

Even looking at the verrucae could be deceptive, because if all of the photos are under blue light, the orange/brown verrucae of a helianthus could appear to be a different color.

Without additional photos -- under normal lighting -- we really won't know for sure.


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I've seen many helianthus with mottled colors (often white splotches) similar to S. haddoni but much less common with gigantea. I looked on eBay and all of the seller's photos are under heavy actinic/blue light. This could cause the mottled areas to glow.

Even looking at the verrucae could be deceptive, because if all of the photos are under blue light, the orange/brown verrucae of a helianthus could appear to be a different color.

Without additional photos -- under normal lighting -- we really won't know for sure.
Yea you might be right. I may have just never seen a healthy helianthus. I only ever see them bleached white at petco.


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That is very colorful. i love it


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That is very colorful. i love it
You wonít love it when it eats your clownfish.


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