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Family Cerianthidae

Pachycerianthus fimbriatus

McMurrich, 1910

Tube Anemone

Not Reef Tank Suitable

Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank

Range: Eastern Pacific Ocean

Natural Environment: Often found in shallow rocky inshore areas that are subjected to gentle water currents and where mud and/or fine sand collects. Except for their tentacles which are used to capture small fishes and crustaceans, almost all of its tube-covered body is buried in the substrate. Most specimens in the trade are a dull brown.

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 59 to 68°F (15 - 20°C), and water quality is not overly important, as these tube anemones come from nutrient rich areas.

These are bottom dwelling burrowing animals and are better maintained under low light with little water movement. ... For the rest of this information, which was included in a short article for TFH and printed in their May 2010 issue Click Here


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Order: Spirularia

    Family: Cerianthidae

    Genus: Pachycerianthus

 Pachycerianthus fimbriatus (Tube Anemone)
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