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  • Anemone, Carpet Green Met

Anemone, Carpet Green Met

Product Description

Product Description

The True Carpet Anemone has a wavy appearance, and lives singly, in the shallow waters of the Central Pacific, Indo Pacific and Red Sea. Normally found on rocky reefs with soft muddy or sandy substrate it can attain a size of up to three feet in diameter. This anemone is also referred to as the Carpet Anemone, Gigantic Sea Anemone, or Giant Carpet Anemone. It has relatively short, tapered tentacles with a milder sting than its close relative Stichodactyla haddoni. The True Carpet Anemone and can be distinguished from Stichodactyla haddoni by the rows of spots on the underside of the oral disc which stop at the column. This anemone serves as a "host" for many types of clownfish in the wild including: Amphiprion clarkii, A. perideraion, A. akindynos, A. rubrocinctus, A.barberi, A. bicinctus, A. ocellaris, and A. percula. The True Carpet Anemone requires a tank with very strong lighting and strong water movement. The aquarium should have a variety of sandy and rocky locations as this animal oftentimes can move about and seek refuge in a place it prefers. This species of Carpet Anemone prefers to bury its foot into the sandy bottom at the base of a rock, and it will oftentimes attach itself to the b(more...),

Minimum Tank Size

50 gallons

Care Level

Expert Only

Temperament

Aggressive

Water Conditions

72-78 F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025