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Carpet Anemones

The Carpet Anemone is usually discovered outside of the reefs of the Red Sea and Indo Pacific in shallow waters and most commonly living singularly. These anemones have the ability to grow up to a meter in length and holds small tentacles that give it its 'carpet' appearance.  

Requirements
This anemone will need to be housed correctly in order to allow it to thrive and do well in captivity. It will require intense lighting and strong water movement. Additionally, they should only be kept in those aquariums with a range of rocky and sandy locations to which the anemone can move to in search of the perfect location. Most commonly, hobbyists will find that the Carpet Anemone will bury its foot down through the sand bed and latch onto the aquarium glass in an attempt to protect its body column with the sand surroundings. Therefore, it can be a wise idea to initially dig a pit in the sand and place the anemone there so it can bury itself and you can then fill it in with the surrounding sand. 

Suggestions
Though this anemone holds short tentacles, they still hold an incredible sting and therefore alike longer anemones will still harm corals if it has the surroundings to do so. Due to this, it is best to locate the anemone into a location that is relatively away from any corals. Additionally, though clownfish are safe swimming in and out of the anemone, it may be a different story for other fish and if given the chance this anemone is able to eat an entire fish.  

Feeding
The Carpet Anemone requires feeding at least 4 times per week, and this can be done through offering a variety of meaty foods such as chopped fish, shrimps and worms. 

STATISTICS
Minimum Tank Size100 Litres
Care Level: Difficult
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Lighting: High
Waterflow: Medium
Placement: Bottom
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Colour Form: Green
Diet: Carnivore
Supplements: Strontium, Iodine, Trace Elements
Family: Stichodactylidae
 

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Easy to Care For
3
Easy to Feed
3
Peaceful with Coral
3
Peaceful with Fish
3
Average
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  1. Personally I would suggest to not feed the carpet anemone. JMO but don’t make any major adjustments to water quickly. Bring conditions up to NSW values. Carpet anemones dont appreciate brisk water movement. Do not point a powerhead at this animal either.

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