brown rose anemone


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i saw a brown rose anemone at a FS a while ago and i was wondering if i got it, would it turn red again? the FS had some workers that didnt really know what species of anemone it was and said it was going for 30 bucks. it was under really low lighting, it was a brown bubble anemone with very small red tips at the end of every tentacle. oh and i have 160 watts of T5 lighting over 40gals.
It might, usually loss of color in anemones is due to loss of zooxanthellae. Your lighting should not be a problem but you would have to make sure it is eating as well. You should also look into whether or not adding iodine will help. Several books I have read state its essential for it, but I haven't talked to anyone that does it.