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Ritteri Anemone EXPERT ONLY
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Ritteri Anemone EXPERT ONLY (Heteractis magnifica)
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Care Level Expert Only
Temperament Aggressive
Color Form Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, Red, Tan
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size 10"
Origin Africa, Philippines, Vietnam
Family Stichodactylidae
Lighting High
Supplements Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium, Iodine, Trace Elements
Waterflow Strong
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Overview

The Ritteri Anemone is also referred to as the Magnificent Anemone or Heteractis Magnificent Sea Anemone. Some aquarists still refer to it as Radianthus ritteri, but this name was recently changed to the current H. magnifica. It can grow to over three feet in diameter in the wild, although it generally does not grow larger than 1½ feet in the aquarium. 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.

This Anemone requires 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. Its strong sting can harm corals. The presence of a Clownfish, such as Amphiprion perideraion, will help it acclimate. Ritteri Anemones from different locations may serve as hosts to other clownfish, and even shrimp.

The diet should include mussel, fish, crustaceans, and frozen foods.

Approximate Purchase Size When Fully Expanded: 3" or larger

Please note: We guarantee that ALL aquaria species we offer will arrive alive and in good condition. However, because of the increased level of care required for this particular species, it has been designated as "Expert Only." This species is recommended only for the expert aquarist, zoo, or research institution. “Expert Only” aquatic life is exempt from our extended guarantee after their arrival.

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