ECC Nexus Burst Grafted Anemone available

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We have our first ECC Nexus Burst Anemone available. This is a grafted Bubble Tip Anemone. These nems are the first grafted anemones we have ever seen so we had to have one.
we purchased a nice 50/50 colored one from wholesaler Eye Catching Corals in Vienna, Ohio in late Summer of 2020.
here’s a couple photos of our mother
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And here is our first offspring available.
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https://shop.areefcreation.com/collections/wysiwyg/products/ecc-nexus-burst-bta
ARC.... I actually have one from ECC and noticed it did not get very big before it split only 2.5 inches, also ECC keeps theirs in low light and I noticed it loses its orange color in high lighting and spreads out with thin tentacles, I run mine under Kessel AP700 at 30%, what are you running yours at and how big is the mother, and did you propagate your offspring?
thanks for the input... these are hard to get much info on.
 
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ARC.... I actually have one from ECC and noticed it did not get very big before it split only 2.5 inches, also ECC keeps theirs in low light and I noticed it loses its orange color in high lighting and spreads out with thin tentacles, I run mine under Kessel AP700 at 30%, what are you running yours at and how big is the mother, and did you propagate your offspring?
thanks for the input... these are hard to get much info on.

We have been keeping ours in lower light as well. We started it in a basket in an 80 gallon frag tank with the t5’s and reefbrite led strips maybe 24” off the water surface. Never took a par reading of that spot but it was decent light. We moved them to their own 7.5 gallon tank with a Kessil A80. But with the par at 50 on the bottom we just added an AI Prime to it to try to get the numbers a little higher.
And like yours, ours divided a week after we got it. We let them split a few times naturally. Since then we’ve tried to cut them once. It’s kinda weird that the two halves find each other and sit right next to each other. I’ve had other anemones do this when cut and makes me feel a little sad for them. I prefer our nems to split naturally.
We feed them frozen brine and mysis daily to get them to grow faster and multiply quicker.
 

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Awesome! An everlasting gobstopper nem. I have been collecting chimera plants for years. Chimeras are extremely rare in plants because is a roll of the dice as to whether or not the "splits" and up with both color morphs, however since we can control how a nem splits, we can reproduce these with both colors every time, so they won’t be rare for long.
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I'll be interested to see if one color dominates over time or can it really go from 75/25 back to 50/50 or even reverse 25/75 with subsequent generations? Has this been propagated enough yet to know?
You can make it whatever proportion you like by splitting it manually. My experience with chimera plants however is that they do have a tendency to go all green because this is the most efficient for photosynthesis and nems are photosynthetic as well. Feeding it well would likely prevent this. You could always just cut out a piece like a pie if that happens. Cutting BTAs is not a cruel as it may seem if you consider how gruesome it is when they split naturally.
 

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