Mertensi or Haddoni?

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I took a chance and ordered this little beauty this morning. Listed as Haddoni, but I'm wondering if it's possibly a Mertensi? This is the only pic I have of it until it arrives.
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Yep! I was just hazarding guesses. I'm actually hoping it is a Mertensi.
 

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to clarify because i'm very proud i know this, mertensii spots cover the entire pedal column, whereas gigantea only has them around the top near the oral disc. haddoni have none.

i've never seen a carpet with tentacles that are this flat and... stretched? like a dash instead of a dot. or are those small clusters of tentacles? hard to tell, excited to see it in your tank :)
 

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Will need to check verracue to be sure, but looks like a Haddoni to me. They often flatten their tents like this when stressed. The pattern of tents is very Haddoni like. It’s also bleached based on the pic.
 

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Did you receive it yet? I'm curious to see the actual color since ASD is notorious for blowing out their photos
 
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It was due today, but potential shipping delays in my area has prompted a reschedule for next week. I should have it on Tuesday.
 

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Sorry seancj, it’s not a mertens. 99.9% It’s haddoni. I hope you’re successful in acclimating it! Best of luck!
 
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Yep, I'm thinking Haddoni as well, but either way, I'm excited to get it. I'm intrigued by the orange coloration surrounding the mouth.
 

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Yep, I'm thinking Haddoni as well, but either way, I'm excited to get it. I'm intrigued by the orange coloration surrounding the mouth.
I don't think it's orange around the mouth. Looks like photo filters to me. It's probably a bleached haddoni.
 

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Coral Anonymous has a mertens anemone in stock.

 
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Haddoni
 
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Thanks to Mother Nature, I've had to move back the shipment of this pink nem, and a few others, several times. We've had a rough couple of days here in KC with snow, ice, and very cold temps. Lots of flight cancellations and delays making it too risky. It's going to be minus 30 windchill over the weekend into Tuesday. We won't see above zero until late Tuesday/Wednesday. I've asked them to ship next Wednesday for Thursday when it will be a hot 30 degrees here!
I do have to say that they guys at AquaSD have been very accommodating and not once hesitated to agree to hold the shipment for me.
 

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Good luck with the shipment. I'm looking forward to seeing what it looks like.
 
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Nope. I was told by the guys at AquaSD, the day of shipping, that an urchin chewed into the pink carpet's foot and that they would not be sending it. I have 'credit' for a replacement when they get some new ones in.
I'm not really happy with this experience. Of the 5 WYSIWYG LTA's that I ordered, only one of them was the correct anemone. 3 others were poor substitutes, and the 4th isn't even an LTA.
 

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Nope. I was told by the guys at AquaSD, the day of shipping, that an urchin chewed into the pink carpet's foot and that they would not be sending it. I have 'credit' for a replacement when they get some new ones in.
I'm not really happy with this experience. Of the 5 WYSIWYG LTA's that I ordered, only one of them was the correct anemone. 3 others were poor substitutes, and the 4th isn't even an LTA.
Hah! Urchins don't chew into anemones--I'm sure they saw it as it was happening. That's hilarious. Nice try though. :beaming-face-with-smiling-eyes:
 
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Hah! Urchins don't chew into anemones--I'm sure they saw it as it was happening. That's hilarious. Nice try though. :beaming-face-with-smiling-eyes:
I thought it was strange too, but I didn't want to press the situation. I had asked them to check the nem's condition prior to shipping many times and they always said "it looks great!". My guess is that the nem didn't look good when they went to pack it up and they made up an excuse. They have promised me, in writing, a free replacement (or a substitute for another anemone of equal value) and free shipping, so I can't complain yet.
 
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