The Adhesive Sea Anemone, also called the Sticky Anemone is a host to a wide variety of marine life. They host clownfish, some crabs and damsels. They resemble a pizza, having what looks like an outer crust and a contrasting center. Provide 100 gallons, bright lighting and clean water. The tank should be mature, around a year old and plenty of space for their eventual 12" size. Target feed your anemone a variety of minced foods on a regular basis.
This video give some perspective as to the size that the Adhesive Sea Anemone can grow to. They are being hosted by 2 clownfish and are being rivaled by a larger black Domino Damsel and some juveniles for the spot! Do not rely on your clownfish or damsel to feed your anemone enough food. In captivity, there is not the same amount of zooplankton as there is in the wild, which they feed on, so you will have to feed them regularly.
The Hell's Fire Anemone differs in a few ways from other anemones. While they need good light, a mature tank and good meaty foods, they do not play well with others. The Hell's Fire Anemone will sting all other corals with a sting that is much more potent than many other anemones. This anemone will not host clownfish, only inverts, like for instance... Harlequin Crabs! They make a great addition to a species specific tank!
Making their debut after lights are out, the Banded Tube Anemone emerges to feed on small prey. Do not feed large chunks of food as it can damage the tentacles. They need very clean water that is highly oxygenated. This oxygen is best provided by ozonizers since a strong water current is not tolerated. These anemones make very long and wide tubes and a very deep sand bed. They are best left to experts or just left in the wild.
This anemone has been referred to as the nursery anemone and it is easy to see why in this video. The Beaded Sea Anemone will host the parents and several juveniles at the same time. They have typical needs as other anemones, which is a mature tank, strong lighting, high water quality and lots of food! Since they like to burrow in the sand, keep an eye out for bristle worms, since they have been known to annoy and chew at this genus of anemones.
The Beadlet Anemone is about as bullet proof as you can get when it comes to an anemone! While you can have several in one tank, they should not be near each other unless they are offspring (division). If cared for properly, they will reproduce internally, releasing live baby anemones in different colors! How cool is that! They are fin in a tank that is 20 gallons or more and they are only 2" in size on average. Do not confuse them with the Waratah Anemone (Actinia tenebrosa) which is a cold water anemone that will die in our tropical tanks! The Beadlet Anemone, A. equina can tolerate waters from 35 to 82˚F (1.7 to 27.8˚C)!
Brown Glass Anemones will quickly become the scourge of a captive environment! There are True Peppermint Shrimp that will eat this pest, however if they have plenty of other foods to choose from, they may not be as affective. These anemones will reproduce like rabbits, sting corals and fish and make a new aquarist just give up! Quarantining live rock and all new corals is the best prevention since these little buggers can slip and hide into the smallest opening under a coral edge or in any rock!
The Bubble Tip Anemone is a mobile reef animal that uses a muscular foot to move. If fed well, with small pieces of fresh marine flesh and they have good light and water flow, they will stay in the same spot. If water quality is low or the tank is less than a year old, it will walk around, "looking" for better conditions and can sting other corals or get chopped up in an uncovered intake of a pump. Clownfish should be 1/2 the size of the anemone or this will stress the anemone out. A great "beginner" anemone, this is still best kept by intermediate aquarists.
The Rose Bubble Tip Anemone is arguably one of the most sought after of this species. They can range from a deep burgundy red to a mix of green and red. They split quite often and tend to roam more so than the other colors for some reason. Personally, feeding them every other day shrimp or other meat foods chopped up into small pieces and good light will keep them still. For some reason, some will die if given a silverside to eat. Not all, but a green one that I had did die! Take should be mature, over a year old before adding any anemone. These will usually split before they get too large, making them great for selling to defer the expense that this hobby brings.