Condy Anemone

The Condy Anemone is a very popular anemone that is sought after for the home aquarium, due to its amazing long appearance and variety of colours. Most commonly, hobbyists will find that the Condy 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. Additionally, this anemone has the potential to exceed 15 inches in diameter and can make a create centre piece for your home aquarium. 

In order to give this anemone the correct conditions for it to thrive within, it is important that your aquarium is fitted with very strong lighting, and a water volume of at least 60 litres. These anemones will most certainly change their size and shape according to your lighting, if your lighting is not too intense you will find the anemone will become larger and longer in a hope of expanding itself in search of absorbing as much light as possible. Additionally, if the tentacles become thin, it may mean the anemone needs more light or needs to be fed. . 

It is important to note that this anemone will rarely host a clownfish, so if that is the symbiotic relationship you are buying the anemone for then you should look towards a bubble tip anemone. 

The Condy Anemone requires feeding a few times per week, and this can be done through offering a variety of meaty foods such as chopped fish, shrimps and worms. 

Minimum Tank Size60 Litres
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Lighting: High
Waterflow: Medium
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size: 6"
Colour Form: Green, Purple, Tan, White
Supplements: Iodine, Trace Elements
Family: Actiniidae
Origin: Caribbean

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Coral
Peaceful with Fish

  1. I’d have to agree that this is a good anemone for beginners. They’re not difficult to take care of. I target feed mine bits of mysis shrimp every few days and it’s a bright purplish/blue. It does move around the tank. It took a few days, but it’s slowly making its way up the back of my live rock. Immediate attention getter though. My Clownfish ignore it as well as my Damselfish. Not counting on them to host it

  2. These are very pretty. They do not work very well in a reef tank but you can include them if you are careful. They move around a lot so make sure that if you have any corals or other creatures that are stationary that these do not get too close to them. They are easy to care for but need bright light and small bits of seafood a few times a week. These have long tentacles so keep that in mind.

  3. I bought one of these hoping my clownfish would host it, but they didnt :'( I got a bubble tip instead and they hosted it right away. But it still has some nice colour!

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