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Old 08/18/2020, 09:05 PM   #1
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Gigantea

I got this Gigantea back in March and had to do a cipro treatment on it to save it. It was touch and go for a bout a week but sense then it has done really well. It was almost 12Ē when I got it now itís almost 17Ē and Iím gonna have to move it to a new tank soon. But what has me puzzled is that when I bought it, it was completely blue. Over the last few weeks it has went from completely blue to gold with blue tips. It looks like a Australian gold torch. Iíve never seen a gigantea that looks like what this one is doing. Has anyone else ever experienced this?


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Old 08/18/2020, 09:13 PM   #2
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What it looks like tonight.
https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds
What it looked like when I Got it https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...unds&crop=fill

Close up of the Tentacles to show the colors
https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds



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Old 08/18/2020, 09:16 PM   #3
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Possibly not enough light and itís losing its color. What lighting are you using ??


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Old 08/18/2020, 09:24 PM   #4
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Mine looks just like yours, eh, Iím not seeing the gold you mentioned.....itís very a very healthy gig.

The colors do look different in different temperature lights. Maybe?


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Old 08/18/2020, 09:26 PM   #5
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Remind me of how to post photos on here. I havenít done it in forever and I didnít have a iPhone then. And Iíll post some better pics of it



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Old 08/18/2020, 09:38 PM   #6
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Mine looks just like yours, eh, Iím not seeing the gold you mentioned.....itís very a very healthy gig.

The colors do look different in different temperature lights. Maybe?


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I just changed the photo link to a pic where you can see the colors better. It started out solid blue and now has changed to this and itís been a really noticeable color change of the nem not just lighting. Iíll try to get some better pics


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Old 08/18/2020, 09:51 PM   #7
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If anything it’s color should get more intense/darker, not lighter. Again, What lighting are you offering it ? It should enjoy all the light you can throw at it and tons of flow.


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This is so pretty. Did it grow so much because you actively feed it or is it just doing well in your tank? This is exactly what I’m looking for only I don’t want such a large one :-/


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This is so pretty. Did it grow so much because you actively feed it or is it just doing well in your tank? This is exactly what Iím looking for only I donít want such a large one :-/
It gets mysis, bloodworms and what ever else the fish eats everyday


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looks fine to me.


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Old 10/13/2020, 08:33 PM   #11
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There are several reasons that cause you to have the above observations.
1. The light may be different. seem to me the light spectrum cause the earlier picture to look blue while later picture to look purple. This however does not cause change in the intensity of the color. The 2nd reason below is most likely reason for this.
2. initial picture show that the anemone is not as healthy, tentacles are contracted and much shorter. Looking closely at it, you also see the color tip and the body of the tentacle are of lighter color. Seem to have bluish tip and purple body and brown base to me. Need better focus, enlarge picture to tell for sure. The reason why the tentacles are much lighter now, is because the same amount of color got spread out to many times the surface area. I guess that the original picture the tentacles are but a mm or two. Currently tentacles maybe 20-30 mm. If you have the same amount of color but spread out to 30-40time the surface, this would nessesary result in lighter colors. We see this in other anemones. Then they are sick and contracted, their color would look much more intense, but the anemone is not very healthy.


Hope this explain why a few months ago, your anemone look darker, more intense in colors abut lighter now.


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