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Carpet Anemone's Carpet Anemones attached to rocks or in sand on the sea floor. One of the most popular of anemones, otherwise known as carpet anemones, are fascinating creatures, and highly sought after by hobbyists. However, carpet anemones are challenging to maintain in the home aquarium, and few hobbyists are able to attain long term success. After caring for anemones for the many years, we would like to offer insight into these fascinating and beautiful anemones, and try to point out why aquarists often fail to maintain these animals in the long (and short) term, and better prepare you for success. Carpet anemones should not be purchased by the inexperienced aquarist! Carpet anemones need very large, stable systems preferably designed specifically with the anemone in mind. A minimum of 125 gallons/475 liters (larger is always better) will be required for all large anemones, as these monster anemones can obtain up to a 2 feet in diameter! Equal to their size is their appetite: carpet anemones are deceptive but effective predators, stinging and killing anything that gets too close to their sticky tentacles. Most fish will fall prey to a carpet anemone at some point or another (possibly even clownfish), so they are not tank mate friendly. There are some species that live in symbiosis with carpet anemones and make potentially suitable tankmates, as we will discuss.

Carpet anemones often elude the success of even the experienced reef aquarist. One of the common mistakes more experienced aquarists make is adding a carpet anemone to a 'garden-reef' type aquarium. Carpet anemones and the sessile coral species kept by aquarists do not hail from the same area on a reef, and should be housed together only with caution, and only in very large aquariums. For optimum chance of success we recommend all carpet anemones be kept in a dedicated 'species' aquarium specifically for the anemones, and not in a 'garden-type' reef aquarium. Carpet anemones are motile and aggressive, and mixing these animals with sessile corals will not end in long term success for either animal. Carpet anemones require a serious commitment, and are not an ideal choice for everyone, so please consider this before purchasing a specimen.

System Setup for Carpet Anemone's Carpet anemones need a large, stable, and established marine aquarium. Carpet anemones should not be subjected to parameter changes in their environment, as they will not be tolerated and will result in the death of the anemone. Water parameters and temperature should remain rock steady at all times in order for long term success to be had. Do not simply put together a new marine system and expect success! A 125 gallon or larger aquarium is highly recommended, and preferably one that has been running six months at the bare minimum. As previously mentioned, a sufficiently deep sand bed will need to be present if you are interested in either the Stichodactyla haddoni or Stichodactyla gigantea anemone.

Lighting All three species of large carpet anemones need intense lighting. VHO, T5, or metal halide lighting will be a necessity, depending upon the depth of the aquarium. Lighting in the 5,500-10,000 kelvin temperature range is recommended, excessive use of the blue spectrum is useless from a photosynthetic perspective and energetically wasteful. Stichodactyla haddoni and Stichodactyla mertensii are more adaptable to variations in light intensity than is Stichodactyla gigantea.

Water Flow Random, turbulent water flow will need to be present in sufficient turnover volume to lightly 'ruffle' the edges of the anemone, anything else (especially laminar streams) is likely to be excessive. Powerhead-type pumps should not be used in marine systems containing anemones, as the animal can and will be killed by the pump intake. All overflow and other similar areas should have their intakes covered with a sponge, to prevent damage should the anemone go wondering around the aquarium when you least expect it!

Feeding Carpet anemones are voracious eaters, and all species should be fed weekly to bi-weekly, depending upon the health and size of the animal and the lighting conditions in the aquarium. Carpet anemones should be fed raw, minced meaty seafood items (shrimp, shellfish, fish, and krill to name a few, attained from your local grocery store), chopped to about 5 mm in size. Anemones do not have the capacity to "think" and will grab and attempt to ingest any meaty item that is fed to them, but do not mistake this as a reason to feed large pieces or whole animals (shrimp, fish), which will usually be regurgitated later and can possibly injure the animal internally. A healthy animal should be fed approximately once weekly, preferably with food soaked in a vitamin supplement and Selcon. More frequent feedings will result in an increased growth rate.
Tankmates We highly recommend carpet anemones be kept in a species specific display aquarium. Carpet anemones will eventually kill small or passive fish, while certain large or aggressive fish that routinely consume cnidarians, including puffers and triggerfish, can damage or destroy carpet anemones. All things considered, very few tankmates are recommended for use alongside carpet anemones. Symbiotic clownfish or anemone shrimps (Periclemenes spp.) are by far the best companions. NOTE on Anemone size: Anemones vary in size from day to day, this is normal. We have seen anemones look huge for a while, (trying to capture as much light as possible), and become half the size other times as they open and close. We make every effort to measure our anemones and give an accurate representation of size. If your new anemone arrives and looks small, please be patient and allow a few weeks for it to adjust to your tank and lighting conditions.
Note on how not to be harmed by an anemone: When handling a anemone's we suggest using gloves or plastic bags, to keep from touching the specimen and possibly getting stung. Often times, the sting will not be readily apparant, but in some people will result in an allergic rash, or pain. If this occurs a good cure is to place the infected area under as hot a water as you can stand without burning yourself. This draws the chemical irritant out. After five to ten minutes take the hand out of the hot water and pour Vinegar over the area. This neutralizes the chemical on your skin which is causing you pain or itching.
Advanced Aquarist Species: We guarantee that ALL aquarium species offered will arrive alive and in good condition. However, because of the increased level of care required for certain anemone species marked advance aquarist , they have been designated as Advanced Aquarist Species and Aquarium Creations Online can not guarantee success beyond successful arrival.


White Carpet Anemone
Stichodactyla gigantea
Description: Stichodactyla gigantea, or the Gigantic Carpet Anemone, grows very large), has a thin central column, and has slightly longer tentacles that give this anemone a "furry" appearance. Stichodactyla gigantea resides in the shallow intertidal sand flats, where it is an opportunistic predator and scavenger, consuming animal matter, fish and invertebrates washed in and out with the tide. Like Stichodactyla gigantea carpet anemone will need a deep sand bed in the home aquarium, though in contrast to other types of anemone, cannot pull itself completely beneath the sand. While the gigantic carpet anemone is not as sticky or aggressive as Haddon's carpet anemone, it is still a predator, and will sting and consume anything brushing by its tentacles. While all large carpet anemone species need intense lighting, the gigantic carpet anemone will require the most intense. The gigantic carpet anemone occurs in blue, red, green, purple, and pink color morphs. The offering here is for the white variety.

Requirements: Carpet anemones need a large, stable, and established marine aquarium. gigantea carpet anemones should not be subjected to parameter changes in their environment, as they will not be tolerated and will result in the death of the anemone. Water parameters and temperature should remain rock steady at all times in order for long term success to be had. Do not simply put together a new marine system and expect success! A 125 gallon or larger aquarium is highly recommended, and preferably one that has been running six months at the bare minimum.

In the home aquarium, Stichodactyla gigantea will need a sand bed of at least four, and preferably six inches, as it is an unnatural and uncommon for this species to be content attached to a rocky substrate. gigantea carpet anemone is very sticky and will instantly and aggressively grab on to almost anything it touches, and also has a very strong sting. Most animals that come in contact with the tentacles of gigantea anemone will stick to the anemone and be killed by its nematocysts in a few seconds to a few minutes. Be careful when handling this species, because sensitive individuals may develop an itchy rash if the anemone makes contact with bare skin. When first introducing the gigantea anemone into the display, it is best to try and dig out an area of the sand bed where you prefer it will reside, while decreasing the flow rate during this time so that its not blown around the display. Doing so will allow the anemone time to settle in and bury its foot completely into the sand bed. Once in place, carefully move some sandy substrate around the column and increase the flow rate back to the normal output.

Random, turbulent water flow will need to be present in sufficient turnover volume to lightly 'ruffle' the edges of the anemone, anything else (especially laminar streams) is is likely to be excessive. Powerhead-type pumps should not be used in marine systems containing anemones, as the animal can and will be killed by the pump intake. All overflow and other similar areas should have their intakes covered with a sponge, to prevent damage should the anemone go wondering around the aquarium when you least expect it!

Because of their symbiotic algae, carpet anemones need intense lighting to do well. Lighting in the 5,500-10,000 kelvin temperature range is recommended, excessive use of the blue spectrum is useless from a photosynthetic perspective and energetically wasteful.


Diet and Feeding: Carpet anemones are voracious eaters, and all species should be fed weekly to bi-weekly, depending upon the health and size of the animal and the lighting conditions in the aquarium. Carpet anemones should be fed raw, minced meaty seafood items (shrimp, shellfish, fish, and krill to name a few, attained from your local grocery store), chopped to about 5 mm in size. Anemones do not have the capacity to "think" and will grab and attempt to ingest any meaty item that is fed to them, but do not mistake this as a reason to feed large pieces or whole animals (shrimp, fish), which will usually be regurgitated later and can possibly injure the animal internally. A healthy animal should be fed approximately once weekly, preferably with food soaked in a vitamin supplement and Selcon. More frequent feedings will result in an increased growth rate.

Note: The color on this rare anemone can range from white to a very light mint green.

This is an Advanced Aquarist Species and as such has a live arrival guarantee but due to the advanced needs of the anemone we aren't able to provide our normal guarantee.

Approximate Inflated Size: Small: 3" to 4"; Medium: 4" to 6"; Large 6" to 8"

Small $79.99 Medium $99.99 Large $149.99 XLarge$219.99
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  Green Carpet Anemone
Stichodactyla Gigantea.
Description: Stichodactyla gigantea, or the Gigantic Carpet Anemone, grows very large), has a thin central column, and has slightly longer tentacles that give this anemone a "furry" appearance. Stichodactyla gigantea resides in the shallow intertidal sand flats, where it is an opportunistic predator and scavenger, consuming animal matter, fish and invertebrates washed in and out with the tide. Like Stichodactyla gigantea carpet anemone will need a deep sand bed in the home aquarium, though in contrast to other types of anemone, cannot pull itself completely beneath the sand. While the gigantic carpet anemone is not as sticky or aggressive as Haddon's carpet anemone, it is still a predator, and will sting and consume anything brushing by its tentacles. While all large carpet anemone species need intense lighting, the gigantic carpet anemone will require the most intense. The gigantic carpet anemone occurs in blue, red, green, purple, and pink color morphs. The offering here is for the green variety.

Requirements: Carpet anemones need a large, stable, and established marine aquarium. gigantea carpet anemones should not be subjected to parameter changes in their environment, as they will not be tolerated and will result in the death of the anemone. Water parameters and temperature should remain rock steady at all times in order for long term success to be had. Do not simply put together a new marine system and expect success! A 125 gallon or larger aquarium is highly recommended, and preferably one that has been running six months at the bare minimum.

In the home aquarium, Stichodactyla gigantea will need a sand bed of at least four, and preferably six inches, as it is an unnatural and uncommon for this species to be content attached to a rocky substrate. gigantea carpet anemone is very sticky and will instantly and aggressively grab on to almost anything it touches, and also has a very strong sting. Most animals that come in contact with the tentacles of gigantea anemone will stick to the anemone and be killed by its nematocysts in a few seconds to a few minutes. Be careful when handling this species, because sensitive individuals may develop an itchy rash if the anemone makes contact with bare skin. When first introducing the gigantea anemone into the display, it is best to try and dig out an area of the sand bed where you prefer it will reside, while decreasing the flow rate during this time so that its not blown around the display. Doing so will allow the anemone time to settle in and bury its foot completely into the sand bed. Once in place, carefully move some sandy substrate around the column and increase the flow rate back to the normal output.

Random, turbulent water flow will need to be present in sufficient turnover volume to lightly 'ruffle' the edges of the anemone, anything else (especially laminar streams) is is likely to be excessive. Powerhead-type pumps should not be used in marine systems containing anemones, as the animal can and will be killed by the pump intake. All overflow and other similar areas should have their intakes covered with a sponge, to prevent damage should the anemone go wondering around the aquarium when you least expect it!

Because of their symbiotic algae, carpet anemones need intense lighting to do well. Lighting in the 5,500-10,000 kelvin temperature range is recommended, excessive use of the blue spectrum is useless from a photosynthetic perspective and energetically wasteful.


Diet and Feeding: Carpet anemones are voracious eaters, and all species should be fed weekly to bi-weekly, depending upon the health and size of the animal and the lighting conditions in the aquarium. Carpet anemones should be fed raw, minced meaty seafood items (shrimp, shellfish, fish, and krill to name a few, attained from your local grocery store), chopped to about 5 mm in size. Anemones do not have the capacity to "think" and will grab and attempt to ingest any meaty item that is fed to them, but do not mistake this as a reason to feed large pieces or whole animals (shrimp, fish), which will usually be regurgitated later and can possibly injure the animal internally. A healthy animal should be fed approximately once weekly, preferably with food soaked in a vitamin supplement and Selcon. More frequent feedings will result in an increased growth rate.

Note: The color on this rare anemone can range from mint green to deep green,the colors often will be flourescent under led lighting.

This is an Advanced Aquarist Species and as such has a live arrival guarantee but due to the advanced needs of the anemone we aren't able to provide our normal guarantee.

Approximate Inflated Size: Small: 3" to 4"; Medium: 4" to 6"; Large 6" to 8"

Small $139.99 Medium $169.99 Large $239.99 XLarge $359.99

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Blue Carpet Anemone
Stichodactyla haddoni

Description: These are not died colors. This photo has not been touched up. This colorful Anemone is also referred to as Haddon’s Anemone, Saddle Anemone, Saddle Carpet Anemone, or Saddleback Anemone. Haddon's Carpet Anemone have short, blunt tentacles with a very potent sting, and can be distinguished from their close relatives Stichodactyla gigantea and Stichodactyla mertensii by the lack of any coloration, spots or markings on the underside of the anemone and down its column. This anemone serves as a "host" for many types of Clownfish in the wild including: Amphiprion clarkii, A. sebae, A. akindynos, A. chrysogaster, A. chrysopterus, and A. polymnus. In the home aquarium, they can also serve as host for Amphiprion ocellaris, A. percula, and A. allardi.

Haddon's Carpet Anemone can be identified by their thick central column with large pedal disc, very short, stubby tentacles and tentacle-free oral area, and attains a diameter of almost 2 feet in diameter in the ocean. Contrary to the popular belief that this species lives "on a reef", Stichodactyla haddoni resides in the sand flats on the outskirts of reefs, where it consumes any and all animal matter that comes in contact with its tentacles. When threatened, Haddon's can pull itself completely beneath the sand, in an effort to escape predators.

Requirements:
Carpet anemones need a large, stable, and established marine aquarium. Hadon's carpet anemones should not be subjected to parameter changes in their environment, as they will not be tolerated and will result in the death of the anemone. Water parameters and temperature should remain rock steady at all times in order for long term success to be had. Do not simply put together a new marine system and expect success! A 125 gallon or larger aquarium is highly recommended, and preferably one that has been running six months at the bare minimum.

In the home aquarium, Stichodactyla haddoni will need a sand bed of at least four, and preferably six inches, as it is an unnatural and uncommon for this species to be content attached to a rocky substrate. Haddon's carpet anemone is very sticky and will instantly and aggressively grab on to almost anything it touches, and also has a very strong sting. Most animals that come in contact with the tentacles of Haddon's anemone will stick to the anemone and be killed by its nematocysts in a few seconds to a few minutes. Be careful when handling this species, because sensitive individuals may develop an itchy rash if the anemone makes contact with bare skin. H When first introducing th Haddon's anemone into the display, it is best to try and dig out an area of the sand bed where you prefer it will reside, while decreasing the flow rate during this time so that its not blown around the display. Doing so will allow the anemone time to settle in and bury its foot completely into the sand bed. Once in place, carefully move some sandy substrate around the column and increase the flow rate back to the normal output.

Random, turbulent water flow will need to be present in sufficient turnover volume to lightly 'ruffle' the edges of the anemone, anything else (especially laminar streams) is is likely to be excessive. Powerhead-type pumps should not be used in marine systems containing anemones, as the animal can and will be killed by the pump intake. All overflow and other similar areas should have their intakes covered with a sponge, to prevent damage should the anemone go wondering around the aquarium when you least expect it!

Because of their symbiotic algae, carpet anemones need intense lighting to do well. Lighting in the 5,500-10,000 kelvin temperature range is recommended, excessive use of the blue spectrum is useless from a photosynthetic perspective and energetically wasteful.


Diet and Feeding: Carpet anemones are voracious eaters, and all species should be fed weekly to bi-weekly, depending upon the health and size of the animal and the lighting conditions in the aquarium. Carpet anemones should be fed raw, minced meaty seafood items (shrimp, shellfish, fish, and krill to name a few, attained from your local grocery store), chopped to about 5 mm in size. Anemones do not have the capacity to "think" and will grab and attempt to ingest any meaty item that is fed to them, but do not mistake this as a reason to feed large pieces or whole animals (shrimp, fish), which will usually be regurgitated later and can possibly injure the animal internally. A healthy animal should be fed approximately once weekly, preferably with food soaked in a vitamin supplement and Selcon. More frequent feedings will result in an increased growth rate.

Note: The color on this rare anemone can range from light blue to deep blue, or even a lavender or indigo.

This is an Advanced Aquarist Species and as such has a live arrival guarantee but due to the advanced needs of the anemone we aren't able to provide our normal guarantee.

Approximate Inflated Size: Small: 3" to 4"; Medium: 4" to 6"; Large 6" to 8"; XLarge 9" to 12"

Small $229.99 Medium 259.99 Large $369.99 XLarge$479.99
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Yellow Carpet Anemone
Stichodactyla haddoni
Description: These are not died colors. This photo has not been touched up. This colorful Anemone is also referred to as Haddon’s Anemone, Saddle Anemone, Saddle Carpet Anemone, or Saddleback Anemone. Haddon's Carpet Anemone have short, blunt tentacles with a very potent sting, and can be distinguished from their close relatives Stichodactyla gigantea and Stichodactyla mertensii by the lack of any coloration, spots or markings on the underside of the anemone and down its column. This anemone serves as a "host" for many types of Clownfish in the wild including: Amphiprion clarkii, A. sebae, A. akindynos, A. chrysogaster, A. chrysopterus, and A. polymnus. In the home aquarium, they can also serve as host for Amphiprion ocellaris, A. percula, and A. allardi.

Haddon's Carpet Anemone can be identified by their thick central column with large pedal disc, very short, stubby tentacles and tentacle-free oral area, and attains a diameter of almost 2 feet in diameter in the ocean. Contrary to the popular belief that this species lives "on a reef", Stichodactyla haddoni resides in the sand flats on the outskirts of reefs, where it consumes any and all animal matter that comes in contact with its tentacles. When threatened, Haddon's can pull itself completely beneath the sand, in an effort to escape predators.

Requirements:
Carpet anemones need a large, stable, and established marine aquarium. Hadon's carpet anemones should not be subjected to parameter changes in their environment, as they will not be tolerated and will result in the death of the anemone. Water parameters and temperature should remain rock steady at all times in order for long term success to be had. Do not simply put together a new marine system and expect success! A 125 gallon or larger aquarium is highly recommended, and preferably one that has been running six months at the bare minimum.

In the home aquarium, Stichodactyla haddoni will need a sand bed of at least four, and preferably six inches, as it is an unnatural and uncommon for this species to be content attached to a rocky substrate. Haddon's carpet anemone is very sticky and will instantly and aggressively grab on to almost anything it touches, and also has a very strong sting. Most animals that come in contact with the tentacles of Haddon's anemone will stick to the anemone and be killed by its nematocysts in a few seconds to a few minutes. Be careful when handling this species, because sensitive individuals may develop an itchy rash if the anemone makes contact with bare skin. H When first introducing the Haddon's anemone into the display, it is best to try and dig out an area of the sand bed where you prefer it will reside, while decreasing the flow rate during this time so that its not blown around the display. Doing so will allow the anemone time to settle in and bury its foot completely into the sand bed. Once in place, carefully move some sandy substrate around the column and increase the flow rate back to the normal output.

Random, turbulent water flow will need to be present in sufficient turnover volume to lightly 'ruffle' the edges of the anemone, anything else (especially laminar streams) is is likely to be excessive. Powerhead-type pumps should not be used in marine systems containing anemones, as the animal can and will be killed by the pump intake. All overflow and other similar areas should have their intakes covered with a sponge, to prevent damage should the anemone go wondering around the aquarium when you least expect it!

Because of their symbiotic algae, carpet anemones need intense lighting to do well. Lighting in the 5,500-10,000 kelvin temperature range is recommended, excessive use of the blue spectrum is useless from a photosynthetic perspective and energetically wasteful.


Diet and Feeding: Carpet anemones are voracious eaters, and all species should be fed weekly to bi-weekly, depending upon the health and size of the animal and the lighting conditions in the aquarium. Carpet anemones should be fed raw, minced meaty seafood items (shrimp, shellfish, fish, and krill to name a few, attained from your local grocery store), chopped to about 5 mm in size. Anemones do not have the capacity to "think" and will grab and attempt to ingest any meaty item that is fed to them, but do not mistake this as a reason to feed large pieces or whole animals (shrimp, fish), which will usually be regurgitated later and can possibly injure the animal internally. A healthy animal should be fed approximately once weekly, preferably with food soaked in a vitamin supplement and Selcon. More frequent feedings will result in an increased growth rate.

Note: This is an Advanced Aquarist Species and as such has a live arrival guarantee but due to the advanced needs of the anemone we aren't able to provide our normal guarantee.

Approximate Inflated Size: Small: 4" to 5"; Medium: 6" to 8"; Large 9" to 12"

Small $89.99 Medium $109.99 Large $149.99 XLarge$249.99

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Carpet Anemone, Assorted
Stichodactyla Haddoni
Description: These are not died colors. This photo has not been touched up. This colorful Anemone is also referred to as Haddon’s Anemone, Saddle Anemone, Saddle Carpet Anemone, or Saddleback Anemone. Haddon's Carpet Anemone have short, blunt tentacles with a very potent sting, and can be distinguished from their close relatives Stichodactyla gigantea and Stichodactyla mertensii by the lack of any coloration, spots or markings on the underside of the anemone and down its column. This anemone serves as a "host" for many types of Clownfish in the wild including: Amphiprion clarkii, A. sebae, A. akindynos, A. chrysogaster, A. chrysopterus, and A. polymnus. In the home aquarium, they can also serve as host for Amphiprion ocellaris, A. percula, and A. allardi.

Haddon's Carpet Anemone can be identified by their thick central column with large pedal disc, very short, stubby tentacles and tentacle-free oral area, and attains a diameter of almost 2 feet in diameter in the ocean. Contrary to the popular belief that this species lives "on a reef", Stichodactyla haddoni resides in the sand flats on the outskirts of reefs, where it consumes any and all animal matter that comes in contact with its tentacles. When threatened, Haddon's can pull itself completely beneath the sand, in an effort to escape predators.

Requirements:
Carpet anemones need a large, stable, and established marine aquarium. Hadon's carpet anemones should not be subjected to parameter changes in their environment, as they will not be tolerated and will result in the death of the anemone. Water parameters and temperature should remain rock steady at all times in order for long term success to be had. Do not simply put together a new marine system and expect success! A 125 gallon or larger aquarium is highly recommended, and preferably one that has been running six months at the bare minimum.

In the home aquarium, Stichodactyla haddoni will need a sand bed of at least four, and preferably six inches, as it is an unnatural and uncommon for this species to be content attached to a rocky substrate. Haddon's carpet anemone is very sticky and will instantly and aggressively grab on to almost anything it touches, and also has a very strong sting. Most animals that come in contact with the tentacles of Haddon's anemone will stick to the anemone and be killed by its nematocysts in a few seconds to a few minutes. Be careful when handling this species, because sensitive individuals may develop an itchy rash if the anemone makes contact with bare skin. H When first introducing th Haddon's anemone into the display, it is best to try and dig out an area of the sand bed where you prefer it will reside, while decreasing the flow rate during this time so that its not blown around the display. Doing so will allow the anemone time to settle in and bury its foot completely into the sand bed. Once in place, carefully move some sandy substrate around the column and increase the flow rate back to the normal output.

Random, turbulent water flow will need to be present in sufficient turnover volume to lightly 'ruffle' the edges of the anemone, anything else (especially laminar streams) is is likely to be excessive. Powerhead-type pumps should not be used in marine systems containing anemones, as the animal can and will be killed by the pump intake. All overflow and other similar areas should have their intakes covered with a sponge, to prevent damage should the anemone go wondering around the aquarium when you least expect it!

Because of their symbiotic algae, carpet anemones need intense lighting to do well. Lighting in the 5,500-10,000 kelvin temperature range is recommended, excessive use of the blue spectrum is useless from a photosynthetic perspective and energetically wasteful.


Diet and Feeding: Carpet anemones are voracious eaters, and all species should be fed weekly to bi-weekly, depending upon the health and size of the animal and the lighting conditions in the aquarium. Carpet anemones should be fed raw, minced meaty seafood items (shrimp, shellfish, fish, and krill to name a few, attained from your local grocery store), chopped to about 5 mm in size. Anemones do not have the capacity to "think" and will grab and attempt to ingest any meaty item that is fed to them, but do not mistake this as a reason to feed large pieces or whole animals (shrimp, fish), which will usually be regurgitated later and can possibly injure the animal internally. A healthy animal should be fed approximately once weekly, preferably with food soaked in a vitamin supplement and Selcon. More frequent feedings will result in an increased growth rate.

Note: This is an Advanced Aquarist Species and as such has a live arrival guarantee but due to the advanced needs of the anemone we aren't able to provide our normal guarantee.

Approximate Inflated Size: Small: 3" to 4"; Medium: 4" to 6"; Large 6" to 8"

Small $69.99 Medium $89.99 Large $119.99 XLarge $179.99

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  Metallic Red Saddle Carpet Anemone
Stichodactyla mertensii
Description: This is the natural color of this beautiful carpet anemone. The Red Carpet Saddle Anemone is one of the rarest anemones available and they are snapped up when they become available. Stichodactyla mertensii, or Merten's Carpet Anemone, is the rarest of the carpet anemones, and is seldom seen in the ornamental aquatics trade. Merten's carpet anemone is the only species of the large carpet anemones that is naturally found attached to rocky substrates, usually in deeper water than Stichodactyla haddoni and Stichodactyla gigantea, and can be identified by it's flattened, 'rock-hugging' appearance, short tentacles, verrucae (small finger like projections) on its small pedal disc, and is the only species that has a naturally occurring white (non-bleached) color variation. Merten's carpet anemone occurs in the red color morph, as well as green, tan, and purple.
Requirements:
Carpet anemones need a large, stable, and established marine aquarium. mertensii carpet anemones should not be subjected to parameter changes in their environment, as they will not be tolerated and will result in the death of the anemone. Water parameters and temperature should remain rock steady at all times in order for long term success to be had. Do not simply put together a new marine system and expect success! A 125 gallon or larger aquarium is highly recommended, and preferably one that has been running six months at the bare minimum.

In the home aquarium, Stichodactyla mertensii will need a sand bed of at least four, and preferably six inches, as it is an unnatural and uncommon for this species to be content attached to a rocky substrate. Mertensii carpet anemone is very sticky and will instantly and aggressively grab on to almost anything it touches, and also has a very strong sting. Most animals that come in contact with the tentacles of mertensii anemone will stick to the anemone and be killed by its nematocysts in a few seconds to a few minutes. Be careful when handling this species, because sensitive individuals may develop an itchy rash if the anemone makes contact with bare skin. H When first introducing the mertensii anemone into the display, it is best to try and dig out an area of the sand bed where you prefer it will reside, while decreasing the flow rate during this time so that its not blown around the display. Doing so will allow the anemone time to settle in and bury its foot completely into the sand bed. Once in place, carefully move some sandy substrate around the column and increase the flow rate back to the normal output.

Random, turbulent water flow will need to be present in sufficient turnover volume to lightly 'ruffle' the edges of the anemone, anything else (especially laminar streams) is is likely to be excessive. Powerhead-type pumps should not be used in marine systems containing anemones, as the animal can and will be killed by the pump intake. All overflow and other similar areas should have their intakes covered with a sponge, to prevent damage should the anemone go wondering around the aquarium when you least expect it!

Because of their symbiotic algae, carpet anemones need intense lighting to do well. Lighting in the 5,500-10,000 kelvin temperature range is recommended, excessive use of the blue spectrum is useless from a photosynthetic perspective and energetically wasteful.


Diet and Feeding: Carpet anemones are voracious eaters, and all species should be fed weekly to bi-weekly, depending upon the health and size of the animal and the lighting conditions in the aquarium. Carpet anemones should be fed raw, minced meaty seafood items (shrimp, shellfish, fish, and krill to name a few, attained from your local grocery store), chopped to about 5 mm in size. Anemones do not have the capacity to "think" and will grab and attempt to ingest any meaty item that is fed to them, but do not mistake this as a reason to feed large pieces or whole animals (shrimp, fish), which will usually be regurgitated later and can possibly injure the animal internally. A healthy animal should be fed approximately once weekly, preferably with food soaked in a vitamin supplement and Selcon. More frequent feedings will result in an increased growth rate.

Diet and Feeding: Carpet anemones are voracious eaters, and all species should be fed weekly to bi-weekly, depending upon the health and size of the animal and the lighting conditions in the aquarium. Carpet anemones should be fed raw, minced meaty seafood items (shrimp, shellfish, fish, and krill to name a few, attained from your local grocery store), chopped to about 5 mm in size. Anemones do not have the capacity to "think" and will grab and attempt to ingest any meaty item that is fed to them, but do not mistake this as a reason to feed large pieces or whole animals (shrimp, fish), which will usually be regurgitated later and can possibly injure the animal internally. A healthy animal should be fed approximately once weekly, preferably with food soaked in a vitamin supplement and Selcon. More frequent feedings will result in an increased growth rate.

Note: The color on this rare anemone can range from light Red to deep Red, any way you look at it this is the most awesome of all the anemone's.

This is an Advanced Aquarist Species and as such has a live arrival guarantee but due to the advanced needs of the anemone we aren't able to provide our normal guarantee.

Approximate Inflated Size: Medium 4" to 6", Large 6" to 8",XLarge 8" to 10",Show 10" and Over;
**Advanced Aquarist Species

Special Note: Currently we have stock of Red Carpet Anemones from our source in Japan. Each month availability changes.

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Rose Bulb Anemone
Entacmaea quadricolor sp.
Description: Highly in demand, the Rose Bulb Anemone is the rarest color variation of the Bubble Tip Anemone. When housed beneath bright aquarium lighting, the Rose Bulb Anemone develops a unique bulb tip at the end of its tentacles, hence the name Bulb Anemone. When hungry, this member of the Actiniidae family will stretch its sweeper tentacles to grab food from the water column. After feeding, the tentacles then shorten again.

Lighting Requirements: In order for the Rose Bulb Anemone to stay beautiful, medium to strong lighting is required. This means either LED, T5's, PC's or halide lighting is necessary.

The Rose Bulb Anemone will typically remain tight or compact with bulb like tips. If the aquarium lighting is insufficient, the Rose Anemone will enlarge their body to get the most out of the light provided. For best results with a Rose Bulb Anemone you should provide a Clownfish.


Diet and Feeding: Its diet should include chopped fish, shrimp, or worms if a clown fish is not present, feed with a feeding stick. Pieces should be cut smaller than the size of the anemones mouth. At times, the tentacles may appear stringy; this may be due to insufficient light or the need for food.

Approximate Inflated Size: Small: up to 3" inflated, Medium: 3" to 4-1/2" inflated

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Flourescent Green Bulb Anemone
Entacmaea quadricolor
Description: Flourescent Green Bulb Anemone is an awesome glowing color variation of the Bubble Tip Anemone. When housed beneath bright aquarium lighting, the Flourescent Green Bulb Anemone develops a unique bulb tip at the end of its tentacles, hence the name Bulb Anemone. When hungry, this member of the Actiniidae family will stretch its sweeper tentacles to grab food from the water column. After feeding, the tentacles then shorten again.

Lighting Requirements: In order for the Flourescent Green Bulb Anemone to stay beautiful, medium to strong lighting is required. This means either LED, T5's, PC's or halide lighting is necessary.

The Flourescent Green Bulb Anemone will typically remain tight or compact with bulb like tips. If the aquarium lighting is insufficient, the Flourescent Green Bulb Anemone will enlarge their body to get the most out of the light provided. For best results with a Flourescent Green Bulb Anemone you should provide a Clownfish.


Diet and Feeding: Its diet should include chopped fish, shrimp, or worms if a clown fish is not present, feed with a feeding stick. Pieces should be cut smaller than the size of the anemones mouth. At times, the tentacles may appear stringy; this may be due to insufficient light or the need for food.

Approximate Inflated Size: Small: up to 3" inflated, Medium: 3" to 4-1/2" inflated, Large 5" to 6-1/2" inflated, XLarge 7" to 8-1/2" inflated

Small $39.99 Medium $49.99 Large $99.99 XLarge $169.99

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Ultra Maxi Mini Carpet Anemone
Stichodactyla tapetum

Description: Wait till you see these under LED's or actinic lighting! These are not died colors. This photo has not been touched up. Maxi Mini Carpet Anemone's are also called Pizza Anemone's. They are exceptionally hardy, easy to keep , and extremely simple to clone by cutting. Maxi mini carpets come from Vietnam. They came into the U.S. market about 5 years ago and only recently have the really nice colors been coming in! Unlike the mini carpet anemones, these maxi anemones come in a rainbow of colors and grow up to 5 inches.

The maxi mini anemone is very easy to keep and acclimates within minutes when you introduce it into your tank. It prefers to live in rock and will move quickly to your rock work if you placeit on a sand bed. A good suggestion is to have a few pieces of rubble rock around to place the anemones in so they won't move around too much. Once they are settled in to their spot with good light and decent flow, they will usually stay in one place. Most people keep their anemones under LED's, PC's, and T5's. When keeping under LED's keep them only lower down in a tank. To see all the beautiful colors in Maxi Mini Carpet Anemones actinic / blue lighting is required to get the beauties to fluoresce under.

Maxi mini carpets have a week sting compared to other anemones and other corals. They are not aggressive and you don't have to worry about them digesting your corals during the night, like some other corals would do. I would not advise putting them next to other types of anemones as the maxi minis will probably be damaged. You can keep several maxi mini carpet anemones together in a tank. Since they come in a variety of striking colors, a maxi mini tank is quite beautiful.
Diet Though mostly photosynthetic, supplemental feedings of raw table shrimp, clam, mussel, silversides, squid and other marine based meats can be fed every few days. Pieces should be cut roughly to the size of the anemones mouth.
Care Level: Easy
Aggresiveness: Peaceful
Lighting Requirements: Moderate
Water Flow: Medium
Approximate Purchase Size: About 21/2 to 3 inches fully open. Colors will vary by availability.

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Super Colored Long Tentacle Anemone
Macrodactyla doreensis

Description: As the name implies, Long Tentacle Anemones have very long (up to 5-6 in.), smooth, thick tentacles sometimes with longitudinal stripes extending into the oral disk. The tentacles originate from a round flat oral disk, distinguishing it from the condylactis anemone. The foot of the base is almost always bright red or orange. They are hardy if kept under moderately good lighting, power compacts or better. Accepted by Clarki, Maroon, Sebae, Tomato, and Skunk clowns.

Requirements: The Long Tentacle Anemone requires a tank with good lighting and good water movement. The aquarium should have a variety of sandy and rocky locations as this animal often times can move about and seek refuge in a place it prefers. This species of Long Tentacle Anemone prefers to bury its foot into the sandy bottom, and will often times attach itself to the bottom of the aquarium glass, where its column is completely buried in the sand for protection. When first introducing this anemone into the display, it is best to try and dig out an area of the sand bed where you prefer it will reside, while decreasing the flow rate during this time so that its not blown around the display. Doing so will allow the anemone time to settle in and bury its foot completely into the sand bed. Once in place, carefully move some sandy substrate around the column and increase the flow rate back to the normal output.

Diet and Feeding: Its diet should include chopped fish, shrimp, or worms if a clown fish is not present, feed with a feeding stick. Pieces should be cut smaller than the size of the anemones mouth. At times, the tentacles may appear stringy; this may be due to insufficient light or the need for food.

Approximate Inflated Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 6-1/2"; XLarge 7" to 9"

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Purple Long Tentacle Anemone
Macrodactyla doreensis

Description: As the name implies, Purple Long Tentacle Anemones have very long (up to 5-6 in.), smooth, thick tentacles sometimes with longitudinal stripes extending into the oral disk. The tentacles originate from a round flat oral disk, distinguishing it from the condylactis anemone. The foot of the base is almost always bright red or orange. They are hardy if kept under moderately good lighting, power compacts or better. Accepted by Clarki, Maroon, Sebae, Tomato, and Skunk clowns.

Requirements: The Purple Long Tentacle Anemone requires a tank with good lighting and good water movement. The aquarium should have a variety of sandy and rocky locations as this animal often times can move about and seek refuge in a place it prefers. This species of Purple Long Tentacle Anemone prefers to bury its foot into the sandy bottom, and will often times attach itself to the bottom of the aquarium glass, where its column is completely buried in the sand for protection. When first introducing this anemone into the display, it is best to try and dig out an area of the sand bed where you prefer it will reside, while decreasing the flow rate during this time so that its not blown around the display. Doing so will allow the anemone time to settle in and bury its foot completely into the sand bed. Once in place, carefully move some sandy substrate around the column and increase the flow rate back to the normal output.

Diet and Feeding: Its diet should include chopped fish, shrimp, or worms if a clown fish is not present, feed with a feeding stick. Pieces should be cut smaller than the size of the anemones mouth. At times, the tentacles may appear stringy; this may be due to insufficient light or the need for food.

Approximate Inflated Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 6-1/2"; XLarge 7" to 9"

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Colored Tipped Haitian Reef Anemone
Condylactis sp.
Description: The Colored or Pink-Tipped Anemone is collected from the Western Atlantic Ocean in lagoons or on inner reefs, as individuals, or loose groups, with their range extending from Brazil to Bermuda. Also known as the Atlantic Anemone, the Haitian Reef Anemone, and the Caribbean Anemone.

The Pink-Tipped Anemone is one of the most familiar and commonly available of the anemones in the aquarium trade. Its beautiful colors and inexpensive price make it a popular anemone, especially for beginners. In the aquarium a base size of about 4" is common. This species has diverse color variations. The base color is usually brown to white and the tentacles may or may not have magenta, purple, or green tips on its long tapering tentacles. The tentacles may occasionally develop a bubble-like appearance to them. It prefers to bury its base in the sand or into the crevice of a rock for protection.

The Pink-Tipped Anemone is a hardy aquarium anemones, but this sea anemone species still needs good light to do well in the aquarium. Like all sea anemones they are photosynthetic and need light to keep the zooxanthella that lives within their body tissue alive. The Condylactis Anemone has been known to deflate at times. This is normal if it happens once every few weeks, but no more than that. This behavior, the sea anemone purging, may indicate a water change is needed.

The typical reef environment is what is needed for your Condylactis Anemone. Live rock and a sand/reef environment is typical of the Western Atlantic.They need live rock or some other solid material they can attach to. Be sure to have all of your pumps covered, most good quality pumps have guards on them and are worth the investment. Because this anemone will move about, you will want to provide foam filters over any power head intakes.


Diet/Feeding: The Pink-Tipped Anemone is a carnivore. Feed it chopped silversides, shrimp, krill, and mussels, fresh chopped fish (from your grocery store), as well as frozen carnivore preparations. Feed once a week or less. Since this is a cooler water anemone, their metabolism would be much slower than the more tropical sea anemones.

Approximate Inflated Size: 3" to 4"

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Purple Tipped Sebae Anemone
Heteractis crispa
Description: The scientific name for Purple Tipped Sebae Anemone is Heteractis Crispa. Other common names include Sebae Anemone, Leather Anemone, and Radianthus Keukenthali. The Sebae Anemone shares a symbiotic relationship with a variety of clownfish such as, Clark’s, Bluestripe, Cinnamon, Oman, Orange Skunk, Pink Skunk, Percula, True Percula, Saddleback, Red Saddleback, White-band, Two-band, Three-band, Tomato, Barrier Reef White Bonnet, Maroon, Gold Band Maroon, Yellow Stripe Maroon, Sebae and Clarkii to name some. In fact, Heteractis crispa can host nearly any type of clownfish. The Sebae's tentacles usually have magenta colored tips although yellowish-green tips are also found. The oral disk may also have a green sheen under actinic light.
LIghting: The Sebae anemone requires a moderate to high lighting intensity in the marine tank it inhabits. A recommendation of strong LED's, T5's, or metal halide lighting is necessary for the heath of the Heteractis crispa.

Habitat: The Sebae Anemone may move around in your aquarium till it finds a suitable place to settle down on sand or on a rock. It requires good water quality and the addition of iodine to the water as a dietary supplement.

Diet and Feeding: Its diet should include chopped fish, shrimp, or worms if a clown fish is not present, feed with a feeding stick. Pieces should be cut smaller than the size of the anemones mouth.

Approximate Inflated Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7"

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Magnifica Ritteri Anemone
Heteractis magnifica

Description: Also referred to as the Magnificent Anemone, or Heteractis Magnificent Sea Anemone. Maximum size for this anemone is 12". Its tentacles have a long, non-tapering shape that may, on occasion, appear swollen at the tips. They can almost completely retract into the base.The presence of a Clown fish, such as Amphiprion ocellaris, Amphiprion percula, or Amphiprion perideraion, will help it acclimate.

Lighting: The Ritteri Anemone requires moderately strong lighting combined with strong, but intermittent, water movement within the tank. It generally prefers a high point in the tank to ensure it obtains all the light it needs, but it may change locations, seeking the ideal conditions.

Diet/Feeding: Besides requiring bright light, their diet should include Mysis Shrimp, and micro-plankton a few times per week. It also can be fed very small bits of raw shrimp or silversides..

**Advanced Aquarist Species This species is very difficult to keep and should only be attempted by very experienced aquarists willing to take the chance with a difficult specimen to keep alive. It is sold with an arrive alive guarantee only since we have no way to tell if it is handled, acclimated, and housed correctly.

Approx Inflated Purchase Size: Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 8" ; XLarge: 8" to 10"

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Curly-Que Anemone
Bartholomea annulata
Description: The Curly-Que or Glass Anemone has very interesting appearances and can make interesting captives. They are generally not considered to be reef safe, because they may sting fish and other invertebrates. The Curly Que Anemone may be a translucent shade of brown, blue, or gray. Its long, thin tentacles are curled at the tips, hence, its name. They are often striped with a number of swollen white bands located inside the tentacles. At full length, most Curly Que Anemones are 4 to 7 inches including tentacles.. They are relatively Easy to care for

Recommendations: Curly Que Anemones can be kept under moderate lighting. A moderate water current should be established in the tank.

Diet and Feeding: Its diet should include chopped fish, shrimp, or worms, feed with a feeding stick. Pieces should be cut smaller than the size of the anemones mouth.

Approximate Inflated size: 2" to 3"

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Red Flower Anemone's
Epicystis crucifer

Description:Flower Anemones are found in a variety of colors. For many years only rather drab, usually green colored flower anemones were collected for the hobby, but recently brightly colored specimens have become more readily available. Also known as "Rock Anemones", they fix their foot onto rocks or other hard surfaces and, once attached, will not be moved easily. They are an excellent anemone to add some color to a reef tank as they stay under about 5? in size and usually stay in one place rather than moving around and stinging coral like many anemones do. They can also be placed in groups if desired. They tend to fluoresce very nicely under blue lighting. They can extend their foot up to several inches through substrate. They do not host clown fish, but will host crabs and shrimp that normally host in anemones like Porcelain Crabs or Sexy Shrimp. The anemones like a brightly lit rocky location in the tank. If you want them on the sandbed, place them on some coral rubble buried in the sand and they will usually stay put. They are safe with fish and corals. This anemone is not a suitable host for clownfish. They are hardy if kept under moderately good lighting, power compacts or better. There are many different color variations available but they are all stunning and beautiful. You will receive an Ultra Red Rock/Flower Anemone when you order this type but it may be a different variation.

Requirements: Place your anemone either on the sand bed or low on rock work. The placement locations should have low to medium water movement and moderate lighting levels.

Diet and Feeding: Anemones get most of their nutrition from the aquarium lighting and dissolved nutrients in the water but once a week feeding's are beneficial. Small pieces of shrimp, clam, krill and other meaty foods can be fed occasionally by placing the food on top of the anemone near its mouth and making sure no other tank mates take it before the anemone can take it in.

Approximate Inflated Size: 3-1/2" to 5"


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Purple Tube Anemone
Cerianthus
Description: The Tube Anemone is best kept in a reef with a soft, deep substrate. It creates its tube from the nematocysts that it has discharged. Their coloration is highly variable and the most popular colors are bright orange, bright purple and bright green. The ideal aquarium for the Tube Anemone is one with a deep sand bed, plenty of live rock and a refugium for a natural food source. It is actually a distant relative of the true sea anemone. It prefers periodic intermittent currents and needs moderate lighting within the aquarium.

Diet and Feeding: Because they are not photosynthetic, they need to be fed regularly when tentacles are fully expanded. They prefers to be fed often, even daily, with brine shrimp or pieces of fresh fish or shrimp.

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Orange Tube Anemone
Cerianthus
Description: The Tube Anemone is best kept in a reef with a soft, deep substrate. It creates its tube from the nematocysts that it has discharged. Their coloration is highly variable and the most popular colors are bright orange, bright purple and bright green. The ideal aquarium for the Tube Anemone is one with a deep sand bed, plenty of live rock and a refugium for a natural food source. It is actually a distant relative of the true sea anemone. It prefers periodic intermittent currents and needs moderate lighting within the aquarium.

Diet and Feeding: Because they are not photosynthetic, they need to be fed regularly when tentacles are fully expanded. They prefers to be fed often, even daily, with brine shrimp or pieces of fresh fish or shrimp.


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