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I'm well aware that this specimen has most likely has gone through some form of bleaching (via high intensity lighting). However; that being said.....I took a chance on this particular anemone since it was "orphaned" at an LFS by a good client who was moving. It has been in captivity for quite some time from the original client. I'm hoping that since it has been in captivity for awhile and the tips of it are still orange/gold - despite the bleaching.....the colour will remain as vibrant. Traditionally from my experience; bubble tip anemones that are "fresh off the plane" and bleached will return to their "normal" colouration in time. Also; the tips are generally bleached as well - no gold or orange. It's currently being held for me as I'm awaiting the completion of my new Display. It's being held under T5 conditions; but low level lighting T5s (4 bulbs, not 6 or 8 bulbs). We'll see if the colour changes in low(er) intesity lighting. No photo shopping or editing involved in these pics. Enjoy.....











 

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It's cool....and spectacular now - for the time being. It'll just be plain dumb and expensive if it changes colouration or reverts back to 'normalcy'. I took a chance.

I'm just hoping that since it has been in captivity for so long and that the tips aren't the A-Typical bleach.....I'm hoping it stays this way.....and splits.

Thanks everyone.
 

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Wow that's gorgeous!
 

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I've seen a BTA like that in a pic somewhere... I think it had rainbow colours. so if anything, yours will turn out with great colours as the bleaching wears off. And like in antique collecting, provenance is more than half the value in identification so knowing the provenance has reduced your risk by a lot. and the price I'm sure justified the risk? ;) Congrats!
 

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Can I be first in line to buy a clone if it splits? I offer a 12 pack of keiths as my bribe!! Oh and some donuts :)
You're on the "list". Be forewarned that the list is already long unfortunately. But at least you're on it. I've had some international inquiries from a similar Reef Central thread.....

Anything can happen. Perhaps it won't split. Perhaps it won't survive. Only time will tell.

Thanks for everyone's kind words.
 

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How do you get your anemones to split? I've never been that lucky to have one split!


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I saw this anemone in person today, and it looks WAY better in person. Its colours are unreal. Man I'm so jealous of the person who bought the other one. Incredibly gorgeous!
 
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