Animal Stories - Long Tentacle Anemone

Animal-World Information about: Long Tentacle Anemone

Like an ostrich, the Long Tentacle Anemone can completely cover itself in the sand if it is scared!
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chris - 2011-01-20
An established tank of one year is not necessary, nor is a 100 gal. tank. Mine is only a 50 gal and around 4 months old. Both my BTA and LTA are perfectly comfortable, however do remember that LTA's are carnivores, and may potentially capture and eat other livestock (fish mostly.)

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  • Chris - 2014-11-13
    I agree. I got my anemone six weeks after starting up my new 28 gal nano. It has been four months and everything is very happy in my tank. I have the intermediate LEDs, protein skimmer, and one extra 425 gph current pump. I also run both of my 250 gph 24/7. Also have 25lb live rock, two clowns, pistol shrimp, feeder shrimp, blood shrimp, goby, and six other pieces of coral. My biggest problem is my monthly battle with red slime. Treatment is easy enough. Also a few battles with ick but also treatable. My tank is a lot of work but so worth it!
  • David Brough - 2014-11-16
    The size of the tank a 100 gallons is recommended for keeping a full grown anemone, as they can reach up to 19' in diameter. Smaller tanks can work when they are still small, but more space is needed for them to reach their full potential.
  • Anonymous - 2016-06-16
    Agreed I've had my tank 3 week and my anemone is very happy.
prasad c tudu - 2010-02-26
The long tentacles anemones are very attractive to see and very friendly in the aquarium.

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  • Kathy Lavallee - 2010-08-16
    They are very attractive; but wandering is an issue. I had this wandering issue. After several weeks of wandering, I came up with a plan...and it worked! I took a 2 inch piece of PVC and cut it (3 1/2 inches long). I placed it in the aquarium laying down and gently created current with my hand to back the anemone foot into the pipe. I waited an hour and the anemone planted his foot into the pipe. After several hours I tunneled a hole in the substrate down to the glass. I stood the pipe up and planted it in the hole. I then built the substrate around the PVC so it is not visible. It has been a few weeks. The anemone is now eating, fully open and best of all planted!