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Old 11/10/2012, 06:17 PM   #101
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We are not very lucky to get gigs so healthy in the midwest, wish we had a shop that specialize in it, it seems like they suffer too much from the shipping from the midwest. Any other suggestions in keeping these beautiful inverts?


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Old 11/14/2012, 12:07 PM   #102
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Cmon cali its only been since april! haha

we both got our blues at about the same time. mines in my 20L (30inx12inx12in) originally under a 150w then changed it up to a 250w MH; 14K coralife bulb (heh i know) and its been doing great ever since.

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Old 11/14/2012, 01:16 PM   #103
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Cmon cali its only been since april! haha

we both got our blues at about the same time.

Hey......I did say "about" a year.....lol


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Old 11/14/2012, 01:19 PM   #104
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Wow, it's so big and pretty.


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Old 11/14/2012, 01:21 PM   #105
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I have been hunting for a Gigantea since 2003 or so.


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Old 11/14/2012, 02:13 PM   #106
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I have been hunting for a Gigantea since 2003 or so.
and now you've got 2


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Old 11/14/2012, 02:32 PM   #107
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wish I had 2. Are there drawbacks to having 2 in the same tank? I have read that keeping them with RBTA will cause the death of one, the other or both due to chemical warfare...what about 2 Gigs?


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Old 11/15/2012, 05:45 AM   #108
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from what I understand you can keep 2 in the same tank you just have to make sure that you do not add 1 that has some kind of bacterial infection or that has been quarantined for at least 3 to 4 weeks. if you have 1 that possibly does have some type of infection, itcan spread to your already established anemone and any and potentially cause death of both.


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Old 11/15/2012, 06:55 AM   #109
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top down picture of my Gigantea yesterday. I am very happy




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Old 11/15/2012, 07:03 AM   #110
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Anemones in the same species will not have any problem with touching each other. On need to be careful in introducing new anemone into a close system. make sure that they are well. They seem to be susceptible to disease introduce by sick anemone. Like fish, quarantine is important.
I think the jury is still out on chemical warfare. I have not experience this in my close system. They will sting each other if different species come in contact most (some of the time) of the time but not all the time.


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Old 11/15/2012, 12:37 PM   #111
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I Like top Down Shot. Looks great!


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Old 11/15/2012, 01:39 PM   #112
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Wow, I have been looking for a blue or green for a while now (almost 2 years) for my 2 clowns. Everyone says the color is not garunteed. Does anyone know a place where I could get one?


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Old 11/16/2012, 03:18 PM   #113
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I got this carpet anemone and the pair of clowns about 2 weeks ago. They're still recovering from being picked on by the hippo when I first added them.





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Old 11/18/2012, 03:46 PM   #114
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Old 11/27/2012, 03:54 PM   #115
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Thought I almost lost my gigantea. I was holding a bubble tip anemone for my sister. Went out of town for conference for a few days - when I came back the bubble tip melted. On the next day the gigantea went into the deflating mode. And the next day, the anemone was also deflated when I came back in the evening. So I got a half gallon bucket, threw in some cefoxitin - probably 200g. Placed an air bubbler for about 4 hours. The anemone has not deflated since. This was about 5 days ago.


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Old 11/27/2012, 07:54 PM   #116
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I hope your anemone recover well


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Old 12/04/2012, 01:16 PM   #117
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Anyone have a reliable site to purchase one of these amazing creatures? I have been watching the divers den like a hawk and never see any.. Any other reliable options?


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Old 12/04/2012, 01:31 PM   #118
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Anyone have a reliable site to purchase one of these amazing creatures? I have been watching the divers den like a hawk and never see any.. Any other reliable options?
Divers Den hasn't had one in a long time. The regular site had a few come in. One person posted here, another is someone local to me. He sent me an email letting me know that it pulled through and he's had it for a few months. I suggest going to the LA site and signing up for the email alert to be notified when gigs come in.

I can tell you with some certainty that there isn't a reliable website/internet store to pick one up. Even those few who claim that they quarantine their gigs can't guarantee that they'll make it through the shipping process. I think this is why LA doesn't sell gigs often.

Of course, getting one from a local reefer is the best bet -- the only other way to get one is to ask your LFS to order one for you. However, keep in mind that all of the gigs I've seen at my LFS were sick. Make sure that you know all of the characteristics of a sick gig. Though tempting to pick up a sick one and try to bring it back, the track record for success is literally 0% of those people who posted on RC.


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Old 12/04/2012, 02:56 PM   #119
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Not a gigantea but close enough. S. Haddoni

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Old 12/04/2012, 03:01 PM   #120
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Not a gigantea but close enough. S. Haddoni

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You sure thats not a gig?


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Old 12/04/2012, 03:07 PM   #121
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I was told haddoni, either way it was beautiful and flourished in my tanks. As it grew it lost some green. It might be, but it was labeled saddle anemone, which refers to a haddoni I believe.


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Old 12/04/2012, 03:27 PM   #122
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I was told haddoni, either way it was beautiful and flourished in my tanks. As it grew it lost some green. It might be, but it was labeled saddle anemone, which refers to a haddoni I believe.
What colour is its foot and does it have blue or purple spots under its oral disc?


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Old 12/04/2012, 03:29 PM   #123
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I was told haddoni, either way it was beautiful and flourished in my tanks. As it grew it lost some green. It might be, but it was labeled saddle anemone, which refers to a haddoni I believe.
You're talking about it in past tense -- did it die? At first I was going to tell you that posting a photo of a haddoni in this thread is like posting a photo of a BMW in a Mercedes thread. But, I tend to agree with stickleback that it looks more like a gigantea, especially with it in the rocks. However, it definitely doesn't look healthy. What kind of light do you have on your tank?


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It had purple under its oral disc and the foot was I believe the same color as the neck like beige, off white color


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What lighting have you got and what sort of flow?

Haddoni and Gigantea require different conditions


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