Likely Reef Tank Suitable
Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable
Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean: Red Sea to the Marquesas
Natural Environment: Lives singly attached to the undersides of stones in rubble areas where it tends to be a zooplankton feeder
General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 82°F (23 - 27°C) and requires several feedings per week with silversides, brine shrimp, and/or bloodworms. Requires strong water movement and moderate lighting. It depends upon whom you speak with, but I have never found it an easy anemone to maintain. Generally houses the shrimps Thor and Periclimenes. Very sticky and may sting unprotected hands and sting/damage corals. Hosts very few anemonefishes, e.g., possibly Amphiprion clarkii occasionally. Keep in mind they can catch and eat fish tankmates that get careless.