Your new Rose or green Bubble Tip might be
covered in bubble tips on the endsof their tentacles when purchased.
Sometimes they will be long and straight.
Either is just fine.
Sometimes they will not have all of their color but you should be
able to tell if it is a green BTA or a Rose just by looking at it.
If it is a Rose it should be a bright pink or red in color.
Most Roses are not red, but pink or orange .
If it is a green Bubble Tip, it should be a pale to medium green in color.
The picture below is of several of my Anemones showing perfect color
This is the color you should be looking for.
If it is white do not buy it. It has lost it's Zooxantheallae
and will be very time consuming to bring it back to good health.
But if you have had experience with bleached ones then by all
means, give it a try and a new home.
Never buy a BTA that has been damaged in shipment to the fish store and is marked down
unless you have had experience with their care in that situation.
Even if it is
a great deal it will usually die in your tank from the stress of being injured
Damage to look for is a ripped foot or hole in the foot, short nubby
Tentacles or Tentacles that are curled or brown at the tips
and look like they have been shredded or nibbled on..
If you have to offer to pay for the rock with it do so .
This will save you from trying to pry it loose from that rock and damaging the foot.
One thing to watch for when you have purchased it on it's rock is how it swooshes
around in the bag in transit to your home.
Make sure that it is not giggled around so that the rock is turned
and laying on your new
Keep it as still as possible to keep from causing damage to it.
If it is attached
to glass at the fish store ,make sure the person detaching it from the glass
I t may attach itself on the bag on the ride home so you will need to