Sea Anemones. Sometimes called the ‘flowers of the sea‘, sea anemones are actually beautiful animals, closely related to jellyfish and corals.
Like jellyfish and corals, anemones belong to the group Cnidarians. The name Cnidaria comes from the Latin cnidae which means ‘nettle’.
Typically it is attached to rock at the bottom of Reef expose to direct sunlight , it retract quickly upon sensing danger and can expand
and balloon up many times its base size when condition are right. All anemone have mild sting that stunt small animals and consume as food.
Anemone have symbiotic relationship with Anemone clown fishes and Phoenix Anemone Shrimp which are immune to the sting .
Bubble Anemone host Maroon Clown fish
Magnificient Anemone : Open Palm Size
Anemone Shrimp and Clown Fishes are good addition
to clean , massage and symbiotic feeding.
Phoenix Anemone Shrimp
White Flat Anemone : Half open palm Size
Metallic Bubble Tip Anemone :Half open palm Size
Sizes : S = close palm size ; M = half open palm Size , L = open palm size
Placement ,Light , Wave and Food requirement
Place anemone on mid or upper part of aquarium .
Far Away from all hard corals to prevent sting damage.
Can be placed around soft Corals .
LED full spectrum light of medium to high intensity ,
Insuficient light will make anemone shrink.
Wave action should be moderate to high randomly.
Full Spectrum Led light of medium intensity 8-12 hrs is able to keep alive .
Feeding once or twice a week will promote growth and propagation.
Feeding : Acetes shrimp and soft small fresh meaty seafood.
Note : when feeding meaty seafood ensure it is small , Soft and fresh !
anemone will reject un-fresh food while hard big pieces can kill them.
Water parameters need to be maintained well for Long Term Success :
DKH : 8-12 ; Magnesium : 1200-1400 , Calcium : 400-450 ppm and Trace elements .
You can use REEFMAX Additive ABCDEF to meet all above.
And Reefmax Amophos , Carbon , Super Bacteria and Chaeto to take care purity below:
Nitrate 0-50 ppm ; Ammonia : Non detectable ; PO4 < 0.1 ppm
Maintaining good water purity and mineral levels will enhance growth and expansion.
Salinity : 1.023 – 25 and Temperature : 25 – 28 degC .
Scientific Name: Cnidarians
Common Name: Anemone
Type of Coral: Soft Coral
Lighting: Moderate LED Full Spectrum
Placement : mid high of Aquarium .
Flow: Moderate to high random
Care Level: Moderate
Feeding : Soft fresh meaty Seafood