My Experiences With Keeping The Magnificent Anemone Heteractis magnifica

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Only that it continues to do well. However, a couple of days ago it it close up but then reopened.

Balling up is ok; deflating not so much.

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Great article and thanks for sharing. I have always wanted one, but every single one I have purchased was infected. I now know how to take care of that, but havn't tried to get one again. I would like to try one again or a seabae anemone. Get rid of my bubble tip.
 

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Does your mag touch any other coral (eg, acros)? If so, what effect does the mag’s sting have on the other corals?

Mags stings are pretty potent, mine have usually killed off any acro branches they brush against.
 
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Does your mag touch any other coral (eg, acros)? If so, what effect does the mag’s sting have on the other corals?

Xenias is the only coral I know that tolerates their stings. Other anemones may get used to it.
 

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Even different BTA's strands are not guaranteed to get along. I have noticed that they can't be forced.

Sometimes it seems that their ok right next to each other, but one of them starts to slowly shrink over the course of months. The key is never force them.
 
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Is that one of the clones from Flighty?

Yes it is! Unfortunately it was a wanderer, and a releaser, and went for a terminal ride through my vortech.
 

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Yeah, I know ..... I was totally bummed. Literally the only time in 20 years of keeping mags that I lost one to a pump. Fortunately there are other clones still out there.
 
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