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Here’s a photo of the magnifica I was talking about:

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And here it is in the process of splitting:

mine looks just like this
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What's notable about these photos is that there isn't a single pointed tentacle to be found. Magnifica typically have blunt tips. If there is any kind of bulb, it happens are the very tip of the tentacle (there's no pointy part).
 
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And this is precisely the reason why I didn't want to give a 100% thumbs up to a BTA. ;)

Every so often these "mystery" anemones arrive at the LFS that don't have definitive characteristics. IIRC, the last batch of these were more purple-green in color. Maybe it's an undescribed species (I know that's a long shot)?

Are you able to take a photo of the attachment point? I'm curious to see how the foot spreads out. Granted, my CSB is in a box, and there are times during the day where the foot is spread out quite a bit, though the tentacles are clearly indicative of a BTA.
what is csb? I’ll dunk the phone in the tank and snap a couple pics of the foot when I get back from work tonight.
 
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I think it’s a ritteri I have a small one that came in recently same color and they come labeled so I know mine is a ritteri

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Beautiful nem! mine looks identical to yours! Same body and it spread out the same way. Do you have any info from your seller on where your Nem came from or any other details?

did yours go from small size in LFS bag to huge and spread out once on your Rockscape?
 

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Beautiful nem! mine looks identical to yours! Same body and it spread out the same way. Do you have any info from your seller on where your Nem came from or any other details?

did yours go from small size in LFS bag to huge and spread out once on your Rockscape?
He’s the smallest I have that came in he’s about 3” and I’m pretty sure he cane from Indonesia might have been Bali I have to look back at my pictures but it’s definitely a magnifica because I also got bubble tips in the shipment and everything was labeled:)
 
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do you guys think it still looks like a BTA? Here’s the updated photo. Still not moved up to the top of the rock but it’s huge now, wrapped around the rock 180 degrees. It’s tips are a slight off white, dirty yellow green tinge, almost florescent in daylight.

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Wow... this is an interesting one. I can't give a conclusive answer. Are you able to take a photo of the foot where it is attached to the rock? I'm just curious, I don't know it's sway me in either direction.
 
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Wow... this is an interesting one. I can't give a conclusive answer. Are you able to take a photo of the foot where it is attached to the rock? I'm just curious, I don't know it's sway me in either direction.
yeah I’ll try to take a pic tomorrow am. It’s foot is as big as it’s body. It stays very low to the ground below it. 6” diameter and maybe 1-1.5” height from foot to tentacle
 
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