Tube Anemone

Species information for the Tube Anemone, in the Anemones category.

  1. Scientific name - Ceriathus sp.

    Family – Cerianthidae

    Common name – Tube Anemone

    Max Size – 8 in (20 cm)

    Range – Indo-Pacific

    Min. Aquarium size – 30 gal (113 L)

    Care Level – Expert

    Lighting – Non-photosynthetic

    Temperament – Semi-Aggressive

    Water flow – Medium

    Foods and feeding – Should be feed larger meaty foods like chopped fish, shrimp, scallops or clams 2-3 times a week.

    Supplements - Iodine, Trace Elements

    Aquarium suitability -

    Reef compatibility – With caution, always the chance it might catch and eat a small fish.

    Captive care – This is one the most difficult animals to keep in this hobby. They require pristine water. They are extremely sensitive to copper, nitrates and any swing in parameters can be fatal. Extreme caution should be taken with any anemone because when they die, the toxins they release can and will kill everything else in the aquarium. Any anemone should not be tempted in a tank less than a year old. When introduced to a tank an anemone will wander around until it finds a suitable place to live. It prefers a deep sand bed to bury its foot in. It can sting other anemones, corals and fish so be sure it has plenty of space. This species of anemone will not host clownfish. The Tube Anemone is nocturnal and may take time to adjusting to opening when the aquarium lights are on.

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    Last edited: Apr 14, 2011
    little_fish, Jan 17, 2011