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Tube Anemone
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Tube Anemone (Ceriathus sp.)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Green, Orange, Purple, Red
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size 8"
Origin Indo-Pacific
Family Cerianthidae
Lighting Low
Supplements Iodine, Trace Elements
Waterflow Medium
Minimum Tank Size 20 gallons
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The Tube Anemone is also referred to as the Tube Dwelling Anemone, and is best kept in a reef or species-only aquarium with a soft, deep substrate. It is actually a distant relative of the true sea anemone. It creates its tube from the nematocysts that it has discharged. Their coloration is highly variable and can range from tan, pink, purple or even have shades of fluorescent green.

The ideal aquarium for the Tube Anemone is one with a deep sand bed, plenty of live rock and a refugium for a natural food source. They are non-photosynthetic and do not require intense lighting. In fact, they are nocturnal in nature and will take time to begin to open during the illuminated hours.

Because they are not photosynthetic, they need to be fed regularly when it is fully expanded. Feed small frozen foods such as brine or mysis shrimp, chopped pieces of fish and zooplankton.

Approximate Purchase Size When Fully Expanded: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Small/Medium: 2" to 4" Large: 4" to 10"

Customer Testimonials

Dr. Luis D Silva Trujillo Alto , PR

Beautiful creature, long tentacles dance with the water flow - after lights go out, its tentacles become longer. Aggressive eater - it's a great show to see it feed. Very easy to care for.
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