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    that Reef Guy - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I just got two sweet Rock Flower Anemones from the Lansing Frag Swap.

    I have always wanted them because they are so beautiful and also because they are so hard to get.

    And for those of you that have not seen one you absolutly have to see them in person as the pictures on the internet do them no justice.

    I bought one Red and one Green one.

    Any Tips on Care would greatly be appreciated.

    Also, I really really want to Breed / Spawn them.

    What conditions are ideal for that?

    Lastly, can I mix them with other Sea Anemones?

    I was thinking about Condylactis since they are both found in Florida.

    But I hear that Rock Flowers have a Weak Sting while Condy's have a Strong Sting.

    If I did this would I have to worry about the Condy's (Or other Anemones) Stinging them to Death?

    The Rock Flowers seem to stay put but when I had Condy's in the Past they were all over the place moving around.

    Thanks.

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    rock flowers dont have that weak of a sting, you'll see this when you try to feed it. they like the sand bed they will firmly attach to larger substrate underneath the sand.

    as for breeding its rare, and for conditions, nothing is really known other than dont kill them. also there are many species of rock flower and from what i know none of them will breed out of their own species.

    feed them once a week... other than that they are easy, they can live in low light and tolerate a wide variety of flow.

    dont know much about condy nems other than they are much harder to care for.

    as for mixing i have many btas, maxi minis and rock flower nems all in the same tanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dputt88 View Post
    rock flowers dont have that weak of a sting, you'll see this when you try to feed it. they like the sand bed they will firmly attach to larger substrate underneath the sand.

    as for breeding its rare, and for conditions, nothing is really known other than dont kill them. also there are many species of rock flower and from what i know none of them will breed out of their own species.

    feed them once a week... other than that they are easy, they can live in low light and tolerate a wide variety of flow.

    dont know much about condy nems other than they are much harder to care for.

    as for mixing i have many btas, maxi minis and rock flower nems all in the same tanks.
    Thanks.

    Have you ever had them reproduce in any way?

    Splitting maybe?

    I heard that you should never cut them so I am not going to do that.

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    Lets see the ones you got. Who did you get them from?

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    I've only heard one report of them split and I don't think it was very reliable, given the circumstances it was actually dieing. They don't split in nature, and I've only heard 2 reports of people successfully cutting them . I'm yet to work up the nerve to try. In not new to nems but I'm only about 6 months in working with rock nems.

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    I have a similar anemone albeit not nearly as pretty as the typical rock anemones that we get and it splits one or two times a year. In fact @dputt88, if you are interested I could bring one to the Ann Arbor swap for your nem tank. But I agree, I don't think these split often.

    Maybe @Skyhigh can weigh in as he has experience with these working at the Trop.
    @that Reef Guy, did you read Dick Perrin's article on getting them to spawn?

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    I bought a pretty cool blue and red one from skyhigh at the swap. It is currently residing on a rock and looks happy so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsflies View Post
    I have a similar anemone albeit not nearly as pretty as the typical rock anemones that we get and it splits one or two times a year. In fact @dputt88, if you are interested I could bring one to the Ann Arbor swap for your nem tank. But I agree, I don't think these split often.

    Maybe @Skyhigh can weigh in as he has experience with these working at the Trop.
    @that Reef Guy, did you read Dick Perrin's article on getting them to spawn?
    bummer, never saw this until now.

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    @dputt88, I've got a few of them. I can try to post a photo...but if you want one, I can bring it to Plymouth?

    In fact I found a baby I didn't know I had a few weeks ago when fragging my nepthia for the wheel. It was attached on the underside of the rock and was mostly bleached out. Its coming back around...if I can get it off the rock its on now.

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    What is this "similar to rock anemone" anemone you are talking about? Are there more than one type of my new favorite nem? I am now excited.

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