Rock Flower Anemone
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Rock Flower Anemone
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Rock Flower Anemone (Epicystis crucifer)

Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Aggressive
Reef Compatible With Caution
Lighting Moderate
Waterflow Medium
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size 8"
Color Form Tan
Supplements Iodine, Trace Elements
Compatibility View Chart
Origin Caribbean
Family Phymanthidae
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Overview

The Rock Flower Anemone, also known as the Rock Anemone, is a member of the Phymanthidae family. Originating from the Caribbean, these anemones are found in a wide array of colors, with the oral disc often being a different color than the rest of the anemone. The oral disc lacks tentacles, and the tentacles are often beaded in appearance.

The Flower Anemone can live singly or in groups. They prefer to live on shaded, vertical rock walls, or within the substrate. They will bury most of their body in the sand, with only the oral disc and tentacles showing. These are fairly hardy anemones that will adapt to a wide variety of lighting conditions. These anemones tend not to wander about the aquarium and are a great addition to a reef aquarium.

The Flower Anemone is a carnivore, and requires meaty foods to survive. Offer mussels and freshly chopped fish meat, as well as high quality frozen foods. Adding iodine and trace elements to the aquarium will help the Flower Anemone thrive.

Approximate purchase size: 2" to 3"

Customer Testimonials

Mike Zuccato Stone Harbor , NJ
Very interesting Anemone. As soon as I put in my tank, it took its footing right away on the bottom of one of the live rocks. It has a great appetite and when it fully opens up, it is silver in color with black stripes. What a great addition to my tank, Awesome! Thank you Drs. Foster and Smith for all your help.
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