Okay that’s what I thought as well, I got them from the same person at the same time and was thinking maybe it was a different kind? Both have been attached since I got them but idk what’s going on with the first one.Those are Bubble tip anemones
The one is the first two pics is In bad shape but the one in the 3rd pic looks good
What species are you referring to? I’m not familiar with a common name of red foot as there are a number of anemones that have a red foot. For example, some magnifica’s, heteractis aurora, macrodactyla doreensis, probably others….First one could be a bubble tip, could be a red foot anemone. Stripes around the mouth also occur on red foots, and the red foots prefer to spread themselves out in an open flower position, like the nem is doing on your pictures.
And red foots tend to have that open area around the mouth, more so than bubble tips which have a more equal dispersal of tentacles. If the first one has spots on the outside, then it's a red foot but the second one definitely seems to be a bubble tip.
Oh pardon the lack of clarity on my behalf. I was thinking about the Macrodactylas. They seem to assume the flat/open position whenever possible while it seems uncharacteristic for other non-carpet like species. But OP said they got them from someone who said they were both BTAs, so that is probably a correct identification.What species are you referring to? I’m not familiar with a common name of red foot as there are a number of anemones that have a red foot. For example, some magnifica’s, heteractis aurora, macrodactyla doreensis, probably others….
Heteractis Aurora has very prominent stripes on the tentacles that aren’t visible in the pics, they don’t look like magnifica’s either. It could be a macrodactyla Doreensis (aka long tentacle anemone). BTA’s do have space around the mouth that is more visible when the nem isn’t fully inflated.
They are both bubble tips not LTAs
I never said anything about stripes around the mouth. Just giving the OP a %100 correct ID on their nemsOP did not mention if the nem was placed on the rock by OP, or if it moved itself into that position. My focus was directed at the depth of information that was offered along with the suggestion that the nem was indeed a bubbletip.
Given similarities between the two species, checking for dots is the usual way of making an ID. Many anemones have stripes around the mouth so teaching people to ID something as bubbletip based on stripes, seemed to me that it could bear the elaboration.
I never said anything about stripes around the mouth. Just giving the OP a %100 correct ID on their nems
Well lets call them the correct name then, its verrucae, they are small raised bumps, not just dots.
It is super nice of you to tell OP which species their anemone is.
When people are not experienced enough to ID their nems, short hints about what to look for is probably better than giving them the full textbook.
But thanks for clarifying, I appreciate you all for giving an identification of OPs nems without explaining how to ID them.
Asking for an ID of something and asking HOW to differentiate between similar species are completely different questions. And "dots" simply isn't specific enough and may be confused with speckles or other markings on a nem. Describing them as"raised bumps" is way more helpful and no more complicated.