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Mini Carpet Anemone ?

Discussion in 'Clownfish & Anemones' started by btldreef, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. btldreef

    btldreef Moderator Staff Member

    We were given a Mini Carpet Anemone today. Don't know that much about them and was wondering if anyone has any experience with them? How do you care for them? How big do they get?
  2. meowzer

    meowzer Moderator Staff Member

    If it is a true mini...it is my understanding that they get silver dollar size
    also you feed them like any other anemone...just smaller pieces...LOL
    I have looked into them, just have not found one yet :)
  3. btldreef

    btldreef Moderator Staff Member

    Originally Posted by meowzer

    If it is a true mini...it is my understanding that they get silver dollar size
    also you feed them like any other anemone...just smaller pieces...LOL
    I have looked into them, just have not found one yet :)
    it definitely is a true mini. I hope I can get pictures of it tomorrow, it looked great in his tank before he gave it to me. I was hoping they stayed really small. I already have BTA and it looks like the RBTA is about to split. I can't have another big anemone in my tank! My clowns are getting spoiled.
    Thanks :)
  4. spanko

    spanko Active Member

    Here is a picture of Tigahboy's tank (member of another site) and his mini's to take a look at. You get the size compared to the skunk cleaner shrimp.

  5. btldreef

    btldreef Moderator Staff Member

  6. detane

    detane New Member

    what type of cameras are you guys using to take such clear shots?
  7. small triggers

    small triggers New Member

    yeah, tru minis like that have such a different look to them, awesome!!! good lighting, a small piece of krill or brine or mysis every week or so and you should be good.
  8. lmecher

    lmecher New Member

    Those are not mini carpets, they are maxi minis. Minis stay small as Meowzer said appx silver dollar size, maxi minis can get 6-8 inches across. Very nice anemones
  9. meowzer

    meowzer Moderator Staff Member

    Originally Posted by Lmecher

    Those are not mini carpets, they are maxi minis. Minis stay small as Meowzer said appx silver dollar size, maxi minis can get 6-8 inches across. Very nice anemones
    been waiting for you to come back....why don;t you post a pic of your minis
  10. I have one. Wanted one for a long time, And got one a couple of months ago from a fellow reefer. Unfortunately, it's in my 125g and is barely noticeable! It's green and pink and about the size of a quarter. Poor little guy, when I remember he is there, I give him one mysis. Guess he's doing ok, he's was only dime size when I got him!! I've heard they will split like crazy! Hope this is true, but only time will tell??
  11. lmecher

    lmecher New Member

    Originally Posted by Shrimpy Brains

    I have one. Wanted one for a long time, And got one a couple of months ago from a fellow reefer. Unfortunately, it's in my 125g and is barely noticeable! It's green and pink and about the size of a quarter. Poor little guy, when I remember he is there, I give him one mysis. Guess he's doing ok, he's was only dime size when I got him!! I've heard they will split like crazy! Hope this is true, but only time will tell??
    You are not feeding enough. If you feed every 2 days it will split.
  12. Originally Posted by Lmecher

    You are not feeding enough. If you feed every 2 days it will split.
    Thanks for the info. Is one mysis good? More than that? Or something else??
  13. lmecher

    lmecher New Member

    I find that my minis preferr mysis. My maxi minis will eat almost anything I offer, mysis, krill and Rods.
  14. lmecher

    lmecher New Member

    Originally Posted by meowzer

    been waiting for you to come back....why don;t you post a pic of your minis
    I think everyone has seen mine and compared to the beauties already posted, lets just say it dosen't get better than that.
  15. Originally Posted by Lmecher

    I find that my minis preferr mysis. My maxi minis will eat almost anything I offer, mysis, krill and Rods.
    Thanks!!
  16. nycbob

    nycbob New Member

    i am getting one for my reef.
  17. meowzer

    meowzer Moderator Staff Member

    WOW...this is old...LOL.....
    Are you getting a mini.....or a maxi mini? I have 2 mini's in my 29G
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nycbob
    i am getting one for my reef.
  18. nycbob

    nycbob New Member

    i am getting a mini carpet. how do u like yours? i read it recently in the coral magazine article, and thought i should get one.
  19. meowzer

    meowzer Moderator Staff Member

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nycbob
    i am getting a mini carpet. how do u like yours? i read it recently in the coral magazine article, and thought i should get one.
    I like mine...I have 2....Maybe a quarter size, and have not spilt, but that is fine with me.....I give them a tuny piece of scallop a couple of times a week.....they are very sticky LOL
    1 has stayed in the exact spot I put it ...hmmmm....I think I got them in the spring
    and the other has traveled all over the tank....haha....I thought it was gone, had not seen it in 2 months or so....and one day....whalla!! it was back on top of the tank
  20. meowzer

    meowzer Moderator Staff Member

    Here are mine
    this one was the size of a pencil eraser when I got it, it is now 1", and this is also the one that has stayed in the same spot

    This one was about the same size that it is now.....I call it the wanderer....LOL...remember it was missing for a long time too

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