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Family Aiptasiidae

Aiptasia sp.

Rock Anemone, Glass Anemone

Not Reef Tank Suitable

Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank

Range: All Tropical Seas

Size: 5 inches (12 cm)

Natural Environment: Lives singly attached to stones in rubble areas where it tends to be a zooplankton feeder.

Aquarium Suitability: Has a temperature range of 72 to 83°F (22 - 28°C), however, seems to endure a much wider range.

Eradication of these stinging pest anemones is mentioned in the introduction to this grouping.


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Order: Actiniaria

    Family: Aiptasiidae

    Genus: Aiptasia

 Aiptasia sp. (Rock Anemone, Glass Anemone)
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