Red Flower Anemone

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

$40.00

Care Level: Beginner

Minimum Tank Requirements: 20 Gallons

Diet: Photosynthetic, Meaty Seafoods

Reef Safe: With Caution

Temperament: Semi Aggressive

Product Description

Red Flower Anemone, Epicystis crucifer, also called rock anemones or beaded anemones, are a common shallow water anemone found through the Caribbean and Florida Keys. They are often found on rocky protected shoreline’s hence the name rock anemone, but are more aptly called flower anemones because of their bright colors and the often brightly colored mouths. This orange color morph is uncommon and we normally find 5 out of 100. The average size is about 2-3 inches, but they can get as big as 4-5 inches.These anemones are photosynthetic and like intense light. They are reef safe and don’t pose a real danger to most other reef critters (other than seahorses). The tentacles can sting small fish and shrimp, but they are not very effective at capturing small swimming critters. They will eat any small bits of meaty foods given to them, and will even eat pellet food. They are very hardy, and like most anemones, they ship well and can be sent by priority mail during the warmer months.

Some pictures are taken under sunlight and some under actinic T5.

Please Note:  Any new fish purchased from us or from a local pet store should to be quarantined.  All fish from anywhere in the wild can be possible carriers of bacteria and protozoa that can lead to an infection in your system, so we always recommend that you use some sort of quarantine system prior to adding them to your system.  If you have a fish only system and can medicate the whole system, you may not need a separate quarantine tank.  If you have a reef system that cannot be medicated, a good ultraviolet sterilization system should prevent any kind of disease outbreak.  We medicate our system for bacterial infections and protozoans, but because we don’’t always hold our fish for long periods of time, there is no way to be sure all the protozoan cysts have been killed.  A little bit of prevention will save you lots of trouble down the line.

1 review for Red Flower Anemone

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steph30aydenb (verified owner)

    This little guy is amazing. Not as big as the other shipped and being a bigger pain in the butt with placement but I think it’s just him! Other rock anemone put himself smack dab in the center view. Hoping this guy makes his way out there as well. Gorgeous coloring! A+++

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