Saltwater Aquarium Invertebrates for Marine Aquariums: Sebae Anemone
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Sebae Anemone
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Sebae Anemone (Heteractis crispa)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Difficult
Temperament Aggressive
Color Form Blue, Brown, 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 1' 8"
Origin Philippines, Vietnam
Family Stichodactylidae
Lighting High
Supplements Iodine, Trace Elements
Waterflow Medium
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

Heteractis malu is known as the Sebae or Leather Anemone. It was previously named Radianthus keukenthali. Heteractis crispa may also be called the Sebae Anemone. Heteractis malu is usually light tan to brown in color, and may have purple tips on its tentacles.

Acclimation to aquarium life can be very difficult for this species and its care should only be attempted by the most experienced aquarists. In the aquarium it requires strong lighting, porous live rock, and a variety of sandy and rocky locations from which it can choose to live. The addition of a Clownfish, such as the Blue Striped Clown, Amphiprion chrysopterus, will immediately help with its acclimatization and improve its chances of survival. When healthy, it will become very sticky. If it grasps onto something (or someone), it will be very difficult to convince it to let go without damaging it.

Once acclimated, it should be fed a diet of fish, worms, clams, shrimp, and other meaty foods once a week.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Large: 4" to 6"

Customer Testimonials

Thomas Caswell Fulton , NY
I received a medium Sebae Anemone (Tonga / Fiji), and I could not be more pleased. The specimen was surprisingly large and plump, making it an instant attention-getter in the tank. If you are even slightly interested in an anemone, consider ordering this species!
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