Anemone ID

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Hey guys!

Bought this anemone the other day on my LFS and I would like to know more about her but there isn't much information about white and blue anemones!

They told it likes to stay between the sand and a rock and not much more about it...
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Could you guys help me identificate it?
 
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Sorry bud, your LFS lied to you. This anemone appears to be bleached. If it were white it would be more cream colored. From the looks of it.... and where its located in your tank. I would guess Long tentacled Anemone or LTA. See below image.

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Being bleached is a bad thing? Should I take any measure?
 
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Being bleached is a bad thing? Should I take any measure?
Yes for sure.... long story short - corals and anemones have algae in their tissue that help keep them healthy...they also give the animal color as well. If they expel the beneficial algae (normally due to stress or poor environment) if not restored the animal will die. So yes its a big deal, but don't panic. With anemones direct feeding, favorable conditions and time.... you can restore it. What you are looking for is the "dirty" look, which is the beneficial algae returning to the animal...please see example below. Im on the otherside of a bleached magnificent anemone...so its not impossible. Just take patience...

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Good algae returning
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If you noticed on some of the tentacles you see brown splotches? That's what you want see on yours...overtime it will get its natural color back.
 
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Yes for sure.... long story short - corals and anemones have algae in their tissue that help keep them healthy...they also give the animal color as well. If they expel the beneficial algae (normally due to stress or poor environment) if not restored the animal will die. So yes its a big deal, but don't panic. With anemones direct feeding, favorable conditions and time.... you can restore it. What you are looking for is the "dirty" look, which is the beneficial algae returning to the animal...please see example below. Im on the otherside of a bleached magnificent anemone...so its not impossible. Just take patience...

Bleached
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Good algae returning
1604095242890.png


If you noticed on some of the tentacles you see brown splotches? That's what you want see on yours...overtime it will get its natural color back.
Yes the central tentacles a starting to get a yellow/brown colour
What should I directly feed her? Shrimp clams or other sea food?
 
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Once again thanks for all the help! Reef2reef is the most friendly forum I've ever take part. Props to all :)
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