By Bob Goemans
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Family Actiniidae

Condylactis passifloria

(Shiomi, Lin, Nagashima & Ishida, 1995)

Pink-tip Anemone

Not Reef Tank Suitable

Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank

Range: Western Atlantic Ocean: Caribbean, and from Bermuda to Brazil

Natural Environment: Inhabits lagoons and inner reefs and lives either singly or in loose groups near and on rocky crevices and seagrass beds in depths from surface to 90 feet (30 m)

General Husbandry: Possibly a C. gigantea morph, yet appears to be more pink, yet otherwise looks the same. However, appears to prefer slightly cooler water temperatures of 68 to 75°F (20 - 24°C). Requires hand feeding, e.g., raw fish pieces, shrimp, tubifex worms, and is especially fond of mussel flesh with two to three feedings per month sufficing.

Keep in mind that Condylactis anemones are not generally accepted by clownfish. They should not be kept in an aquarium with corals or Pacific anemones as they are quite aggressive and may damage these organisms. They prefer sandy bottoms and are very sensitive to mishandling. It is a low priced anemone and not truly suited for use in the multi-organism environment associated with reef aquariums.

Aquarium Suitability: Not 'truly' suited for reef aquariums.

 Condylactis passifloria (Pink-tip Anemone)
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