Mini max carpet anemones

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    I have someone wanting to trade me a few of these.. Are they bad for a beginner coral? Are they like other anomones that can wipe your tank out. Would they survive under my stock bc PCs. Should I get them? Thanks everyone!
     
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    I love my maxi's! I have 5 of them in a 10 gallon with a bunch of softies. They will irritate a few of them but havent seen any real damage. Fish on the other hand are a different story. They aren't hosting nems and I lost a clown to one. If you have fish that like to perch on rocks or sand(gobies,blennys and such) I'd consider the risk.
     
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    Thanks for the response! I have one clown that's the only fish i have right now. Are they as easy to keep as my zoas, shrooms, and rics? Or would I have to change up my ways?
     
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    Some will say they need to be fed and some will say they dont. Myself, I like to feed mine. I cut up a big silverside into 5 pieces (which makes pretty small chunks) and feed them 2 or 3 times per month. They also have their own attitudes, 1 moves constantly,another moves every couple months and the rest have stayed where i put them. I'll dig up a couple pics later.
     
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    they are going to require good water conditions, but not as much as the big nems IMO, but i would be a bit worried about the lighting you have, it might not be enough. But i will let someone else chime in on that.
     
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    I have one maxi mini and it hasn't wandered around one bit. Has stayed in the same spot now for five months. I have led lighting so I think you would need more light for it. But they are very easy to keep I think. This is my first saltwater tank and mine is flourishing. I would not be worried another mine wiping my tank out.
     
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    so in other words i should NOT get it with the PC lighting correct? and thank you everyone for the input!
     
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    Too be honest I'm not too sure if pc would work for it or not. Maybe someone else will chime in for that..I'm not an expert on lighting. All I know is I have leds and they seem strong enough for my corals and nem.
     
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    PC lights arent very good lights, which is what im concerned about, but i dont know enough about them to say whether or not that would be enough for them.
     
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    Im just gonna stay on the safe side and keep my preferences of zoas, shrooms, ricordia, and other softies for the most part. i dont want anything that is very touchy and iffy about living in the conditions i can provide. thanks for all the input!
     
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