This Green and White flower anemone, Epicystis crucifer from Florida, is an uncommon color morph that represents less than 10 percent. This green and white flower anemone, Epicystis crucifer from Florida, is an uncommon color morph that represents less than 10 of the population in any given area. They generally have green and white tentacles, and a white oral disk area. The size will vary, but will range from 2 inches to possibly 4 inches in diameter. The body on most flower anemones is usually white with red spots, but you will only see the body when they are “curled up”. No two anemones are exactly alike, but we do get a dozen or so a month that fit into this general color pattern, so as they are available they will be posted on the
Flower anemones are very hardy, reef friendly anemones that will add color and pizzazz to your reef tank. They live in very shallow water, so they like intense light. They are primarily potosynthetic, but will do best if fed small bits of fish, shrimp, clams, squid, or any other “seafood”. They may eat small fish or mobile invertebrates, but I wouldn’t consider them a big threat. Most critters quickly learn to avoid the tentacles of the anemone and will live peacefully with the anemone. Seahorses don’t seem to figure out the danger too quickly though, so I wouldn’t recommend them for a seahorse tank.