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Anemone Success
Doing what it takes to keep Anemones healthy long-term

by Robert (Bob) Fenner

Majano wand risk        1/13/16
We currently have a 220 gallon saltwater tank that had issues with its uv sterilizer and protein skimmer functioning correctly and we have developed a majano anemone outbreak. Have read a lot about the miraculous majano wand, but am concerned about chemical reaction that the wand itself as well as the residual of the anemone might put into the water parameters. Are
majano wands safe to use?
<To believe the reviews one can find on the Net; apparently so. A disclaimer: I have not used this device myself>
We had a red bta that we had for over 5 years that died unexpectedly after using the wand. No other casualties-and it does definitely kill the Majanos.
Thanks for being a great resource!!
<Am a bigger fan of other approaches. That are archived on WWM under/including the "Majano" name. Bob Fenner>

Coral ID. Majano-Ville!       8/18/15
Can you identify this coral for me? It has grown at such a rate its on all my rich <sic, rock> and even grows to the glass -lots of free coral :)
<Ummm>

I thought torch or galaxia but it really has no sweeper tentacles to speak of. It's more of single polyp coral with a full head like a Zoa...but with the bulbous tip its.... Aaaaah, I'm so confused! Lol
<Looks like the pest Anemone Anemonia cf. majano.... See WWM re. Bob Fenner>
Many thanks,
Jeff

Help with an anemone. ID, BTA or Anemonia?        6/19/15
Hello. I left my LFS today after purchasing an anemone they assured me was NOT a Majano after I told them I was concerned that it looked a bit like a Majano. He convinced me that it was a bubble tip,
<Might well be; though very small presently>
I brought it home, but before I stick it in my DT tank, I wanted to research it myself and try to identify it. I have had no luck. There is only one anemone in all of Google images right now which resembles mine and I found it on your website. It is this:
The person questioned what it was and the answer was not definitive here either. My question is, if you ever heard back from this person confirming bta or Majano? It is listed on your anemone identifying question page on this website. Here is my anemone:
As you can see, the distinguishing patterns on the face are identical and both have the bubble tips. Neither have the identifying five or six white lines around the mouth that are common with bubble tip anemones and they don't quite match any of the Majanos I have seen either except for the fewer tentacles and more visible open face. They are very confusing. Are they perhaps a different species than either? Any help you can give would be just brilliant. Thanks so much!
Trisha
<I urge patience here. In time it will be obvious what this is; in the meanwhile, enjoy it. Bob Fenner>

majano anemones   1/22/14
need help tons of majano anemones on my 12 years  old reef tank it is 180 gal how can i get read of them
<Read? Oh, yes: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/anemoniafaqs.htm
and the linked files above. Bob Fenner>

Anemone ID – 09/10/13
Greetings,
<Salutations>
First of all, congratulations on an amazing site for information. I have learned a lot from you guys.
I was wondering if you could help me id this anemone (photos attached).
<We'll see...>
It looks like a bubble tip, but since it has green neon tips, I'm not sure whether it is a rare morph or a Condy anemone. The oral disk has the same color as the tentacles, and the foot has a light brown color.
<Any markings on this pedicle?>
Thank you very much in advance for your time and attention.
Best regards,
Nelson.
<And how large...? My current guess is on the genus Anemonia:
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/AnemoniaF4.htm
Bob Fenner>

Re: Anemone ID – 09/10/13
Dear Bob,
<Nelson!>
Thanks for an extremely fast response.
It has no markings on the pedicle. It is about 2 inches diameter.
<Ahh! Am further decided that this is a Majano of some sort... A beauty>
I bought it yesterday from a LFS and it hasn't moved since. Two maroon clowns were trying to host it at the LFS.
Photo attached for foot visualization.
Thank you very much again.
All the best,
Nelson.
<And you, BobF>
Re: Anemone ID     9/10/13
Thank you very much.
Sincerely,
<Ah welcome. B>

Majano anemones     4/22/12
Bob could you tell me the best way to get rid of majano anemones ?
<Mmm, I wouldn't... but you can read others input:
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/anemoniafaqs.htm
and the linked files above. B>

Emailing: photo (2)  2/27/12
Dear Crew,
I recently purchased this rock and was reading your site to figure out what is on it. I think I have found it, Majano Anemone?
<Yes; appear to be Anemonia>

Polyps and Mushrooms? I see the Majano are bad for your aquarium. Is there a way to rid the rock of them without killing the polyps and mushrooms?
<Difficult... best to take the rock out and ever so carefully cut away the anemones, abrade the rock where they were... with an old tooth brush or such... rinse thoroughly... outside the system. Wear gloves, long sleeves, eye protection>
I know three people who also purchased this rock and are wondering the same thing. One suggested boiling water? Or bleach?
<Nah times two>
 Lastly, I currently have a 75 gallon and am upgrading to a 150 gallon. (both are drilled) I have 2 Tidepool 2 sumps.
Would you recommend using them or a sump made from a 30 gallon long tank?
<Either one... being lazy in general, I'd use the Marineland products>
Thank you for your input.
<Welcome. Bob Fenner>

 

Re: Anemonia, control    3/2/12
Thank you for your quick response. I did as you said and took the rock out of the tank and put in in a covered Rubbermaid container. Let it sit a few days and when I opened it the majano where coming off and laying on the bottom! If I scrub the rock with a toothbrush it should be okay to use? 
Thanks again.
Dawn
<Ah yes. Welcome. BobF>

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