Tube Anemone


Scientific name - Ceriathus sp.

Family – Cerianthidae

Common name – Tube Anemone

Max Size – 8 in (20 cm)

Range – Indo-Pacific

Min. Aquarium size – 30 gal (113 L)

Care Level – Expert

Lighting – Non-photosynthetic

Temperament – Semi-Aggressive

Water flow – Medium

Foods and feeding – Should be feed larger meaty foods like chopped fish, shrimp, scallops or clams 2-3 times a week.

Supplements - Iodine, Trace Elements

Aquarium suitability -

Reef compatibility – With caution, always the chance it might catch and eat a small fish.

Captive care – This is one the most difficult animals to keep in this hobby. They require pristine water. They are extremely sensitive to copper, nitrates and any swing in parameters can be fatal. Extreme caution should be taken with any anemone because when they die, the toxins they release can and will kill everything else in the aquarium. Any anemone should not be tempted in a tank less than a year old. When introduced to a tank an anemone will wander around until it finds a suitable place to live. It prefers a deep sand bed to bury its foot in. It can sting other anemones, corals and fish so be sure it has plenty of space. This species of anemone will not host clownfish. The Tube Anemone is nocturnal and may take time to adjusting to opening when the aquarium lights are on.


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