New Bubble Tipped Anemone, Entacmaea quadricolor

I added my new Green Bubble Tipped Anemone today. Latin name: Entacmaea quadricolor

green bubble tipped anemone, Entacmaea quadricolor

green bubble tipped anemone, Entacmaea quadricolor

Quick Stats:   Bubble-Tip Anemone
Family: Actiniidae
Range: Indo-Pacifc
Color Form: Tan, Brown, Green, Orange
Ideal Supplements: Iodine, Trace elements
Tank Set-up: Marine: Live rock or coral rock, sand
Reef Compatible: Yes
Tank Conditions: 72-78ºF; sg 1.023-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4
Water Flow: Medium
Light: High
Dominance: Semi-aggressive
Care Level: Moderate

My anemone will not stay still. Every time that the lights go off he wonders the tank and i find him upside down in the sand. Other times i find him just floating around. I have read that anemones often move when they are upset with conditions and are attempting to find a better place in the tank. I have finally found out however that more than likely the reason our anemone is moving is that he is attracted to all of the light from the living room and kitchen. I have my tank set up on a reverse light cycle so that the tanks lights only come on for 8 hours at night. The rest of the time the tank is pretty dark except for the ambient light. I might have to switch my light cycle or cover the tank during the day.


About thestackersreef

My name is Brandon Stacker and i am a hobbyist marine reef aquarium keeper from Lubbock, Texas. I go to school at Wayland Baptist University and am the happily married father of two.
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