Not Reef Tank Suitable
Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank
Range: Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific Ocean
Size: 12 inches (30 cm)
Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow reef waters in sheltered areas having sandy or rubble bottoms.
Aquarium Suitability: A singly living burrowing anemone that looks somewhat like soft coral. When threatened it retracts into the sand.
Unsuitable for home aquariums, yet if desired for a species specific environment, can be fed, twice a week, chopped silversides, shrimp, krill, mussels, and/or freshly chopped fish.
FYI: Be aware they are poisonous and their sting is very painful! Wear gloves if handling this species! They will move about the aquarium and can easily damage and kill corals, besides stinging and eating fish that get too near its tentacles.
Not purposely collected for the trade, and since it has a potent toxin, better left in the wild.
Temperature range of 72 to 82°F (22 - 27°C).
Does not require light, as it's only a carnivorous species.