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Condy Anemone
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Condy Anemone (Condylactis gigantea)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Green, Purple, Tan, White
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size 6"
Origin Caribbean
Family Actiniidae
Lighting High
Supplements Iodine, Trace Elements
Waterflow Medium
Minimum Tank Size 20 gallons
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The Condy Anemone is also known as the Haitian Anemone or Giant Golden Anemone. It is found throughout the Caribbean and Western Atlantic, in lagoons or on inner reefs, as individuals, or loose groups. It is never found in connected clusters. Its disc diameter is of 16" (40 cm), but a disc of about 4" (10 cm) is common in an aquarium. 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.

Condy Anemones requires strong light and should be never be purchased if a good lighting system is not in place. It will do well in an aquarium with live rock and several crustaceans. Although Condy Anemones require a reef style environment, they are not ideally suited for the reef aquarium containing corals. Condy Anemones moves around the tank and have a sting that can inflict grave damage to other anemones and corals. Do not include its natural predator, the large Stareye Hermit Crab of the genus Dardanus.

Unlike other anemones, the Condy Anemone does not have a relationship with any particular fish, and it is rare for any type of clownfish or damsel to reside within them.

The diet should include feedings of fish, mussels, shrimp, or other foods of this type.

Approximate Purchase Size When Fully Expanded: Small 1 1/2" - 2" Medium 2" - 3-1/2" Large 3 1/2" or larger

Customer Testimonials

Karen McD Daytona Beach , FL
They are certainly interesting to watch. Their shape changes almost hourly from big and swollen to small and shrivelled. Unfortunately one ate a cardinal fish I had in my tank - but it gets along with my clown and damsels.
John G Walnut , CA
I'd have to agree that this is a good anemone for beginners. They're not difficult to take care of. I target feed mine bits of mysis shrimp every few days and it's a bright purplish/blue. It does move around the tank. It took a few days, but it's slowly making its way up the back of my live rock. Immediate attention getter though. My Clownfish ignore it as well as my Damselfish. Not counting on them to host it.
These are very pretty. They do not work very well in a reef tank but you can include them if you are careful. They move around a lot so make sure that if you have any corals or other creatures that are stationary that these do not get too close to them. They are easy to care for but need bright light and small bits of seafood a few times a week. These have long tentacles so keep that in mind.
Joe K Burley , WA
This thing is cool. It moved itself several times to find the place with the perfect balance of current and light. It loves to be hand fed krill. A good addition of color and entertainment to any tank.
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