The Ultra Bulb Tip Anemone is an exceptional color variety of the popular Bubble Tip Anemone also known as the Four-colored, Bulb Tentacle, Bulb Tip, or Bubble Tip Anemone. This multicolored variety of Bubble Tip Anemone features a purple oral disc and a white striped mouth. The tentacles of the Ultra Bulb Tip Anemone develops a lovely purple coloration with neon green tips adding an unexpected pop of color sure to inject fantastic visual interest to your marine aquarium landscape.
In the wild, Bubble Tip Anemones are typically found in coral rubble, or in solid reefs with their pedal disc attached deep within these rocky structures. When hungry, the Bubble Tip Anemone stretches its tentacles to increase its chances of capturing a meal. When satiated and content, the tentacles shorten and return to its bulbous shape.
For best care, the Ultra Bulb Tip Anemone should be housed in a large, established aquarium system with high water quality achieved through strong filtration and efficient protein skimming. Employ powerheads or wavemakers to provide moderate or medium water movement. An aquarium of at least 30 gallons in size is essential as the Ultra Bulb Tip Anemone can grow up to 12" across in diameter. Consider a larger, more spacious system if planning to house the Ultra Bulb Tip Anemone with fish or in a mixed reef system.
The Ultra Bulb Tip Anemone hosts photosynthetic, symbiotic zooxanthellae algae within its body. Therefore, moderate to high lighting conditions achieved by T-5 fluorescent, powerful LED, or more intense metal halide light fixtures is a must to maintain continued health, bright coloration, and its bulbous tips.
Under intense lighting conditions, the Ultra Bulb Tip Anemone will typically remain compact, maintaining its bulbous tips. However, if the lighting is insufficient, the Ultra Bulb Tip Anemone will expand its entire body, stretching out to make the most of the available light. At times, the tentacles may appear stringy; this may be due to insufficient light or the need for food.
Use gloves and handle this invertebrate, and all Anemones, with care. They can sting other Anemones, as well as Corals.
The diet of the Ultra Bulb Tip Anemone should include chopped fish, shrimp, worms or other meaty items.
Approximate Purchase Size When Fully Expanded: 2" to 4"