Entacmaea quadricolor - Colorado Sunburst Anemone - Stock Specimen - One of the most common and well-liked species kept in aquariums, the Bubble Tip Anemone is one of the easier-to-maintain species in the aquarium. This beautiful green morph enjoys bright lighting and moderate to strong flow within the aquarium. If it's really happy, this anemone can reach almost a foot in diameter! This is a very popular host anemone for Clownfish, creating a beautiful and interesting display. Many aquarists feel that the presence of clownfish will provide a better environment for the anemone. Regardless if you maintain the anemone with or without clownfish, it requires regular feedings of meaty marine-based foods for optimum health and growth in the aquarium. This anemone prefers to be placed among rocks in the aquarium, and it will move around the aquarium until it finds a location that it favors. Provide sufficient space between the anemone and neighboring anemones and corals, as it can sting these animals should they encroach on its territory. With its great color, shape, and habits, this anemone is one of the best species available for aquarium care.
CARE LEVEL: Intermediate
PLACEMENT: On Rockwork or Rubble
WATER MOVEMENT: Strong
HUSBANDRY NOTES: Anemones- We keep this anemone under Eco Tech Radion XR30wPRO LED lights with an intensity of approximately 100 PAR and feed regularly with Polyp Lab Reef Roids and Yeast. These anemones like to move around. Keep them away from pump intakes and prized corals as they can sting!
NOTE: This is not a WYSIWYG Item. Product received will look similar to the photo. Please allow some variation in this particular anemone. The amount of white mixed in with the green varies from batch to batch. All are beautiful though.
Sea Anemones belong to the order Actiniaria, and are classified as cnidarians, related to corals, jellyfish, and Hydra. There are many different species in the world’s oceans, only a few dozen of which are commonly found in the aquarium trade. The anemone attaches itself to the substrate using a structure called the basal disk. Many sea anemones form a symbiotic relationship with zooxanthellae, whose photosynthetic processes provide the anemone with food and oygen. Most anemones contain stinging structures, known as nematocysts, which reduce the likelihood of the animal being eaten by herbivores.
In the aquarium, several species of anemones are known to play host to Clownfishes, providing a wonderful example of a symbiotic relationship. Although many anemones adapt well to captivity, and may indeed be propagated by the home aquarist, they are not for the causal hobbyist. Most require high water quality, bright lighting, and occasional feeding of marine-based meaty foods.
With proper care and feeding, these animals may be wonderful additions to the marine aquarium.