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Pachycerianthus fimbriatus
Burrowing Tube Anemone

The Burrowing Tube Anemone is topped with a crown of tentacles that can extend 14″ above the substrate! The Burrowing Tube Anemone Pachycerianthus fimbriatus is a large, impressive animal. It grows a cone-like tube that is 6″ in diameter that it can quickly retract onto when disturbed. It also has long feeding tentacles that reach […]

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Heteractis aurora Maldives - beaded sea anemone
Beaded Sea Anemone

The tentacles of the Beaded Sea Anemone are likened to a ‘string of beads’… and thus its name! The pretty Beaded Sea Anemone Heteractis aurora is easy to identify because of its unique ‘beaded’ tentacles. The tentacles have white spots that enlarge into bead-like swellings. There can be individual bulges or they can coalesce into […]

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Beadlet anemone in rock-pool
Beadlet Anemone

When it comes to tough, the Beadlet Anemone takes the cake… it’s one of the most durable anemones you can find! The Beadlet Anemone Actinia equina is one tough little dude. This hardy sea anemone can handle a wide variety of temperatures and salinity levels. But that’s not all, it can also be left out […]

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Branching Flowerpot Coral

   The Branching Flowerpot Coral Alveopora sp. is a ‘one-of-a-kind’ genus in both looks and structure. In the wild their skeletal formations are massive, round or branching, yet are lightweight and porous. They have large corallites creating an interlocking network of rods and spines. However their most distinctive features are their large elongated polyps, which […]

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Bali Fire Anemone

Divers and aquarists beware of the dangers of the Bali Fire Anemone! It has an extremely powerful sting that is very painful! The Bali Fire Anemone Megalactis hemprichii (syn: Megalactis hemprichi) looks more like a coral than an anemone. But beware, their sting is much more powerful! Aquarists and divers alike, be warned, wear gloves […]

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Ceranthidae (Banded tube anemone)
Banded Tube Anemone

The Banded Tube Anemone’s fascinating ‘night life’ is one of it’s most intriguing features! The Banded Tube Anemone Pachycerianthus maua is a nocturnal animal, so it is usually withdrawn during the daylight hours. After dark, however, is when they will push their oral disc out of their tube and extend their tentacles to feed. The […]

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Cryptodendrum adhaesivum - adhesive-sea-anemone-2
Adhesive Sea Anemone

The colorful Adhesive Sea Anemone has a distinctive look… often described as a Pizza Anemone! The Adhesive Sea Anemone, Cryptodendrum adhaesivum, is easy to identify because of its unique ‘pizza-like’ or carpet appearance. Its wide oral disc has two types of tentacles, and the two forms differ in coloration. In the center it has short […]

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close up detail of anchor coral
Anchor Coral

The Anchor Coral Euphyllia ancora is a reef keepers favorite large polyp stony (LPS) coral. It is colorful and quite attractive with its long tentacles topped with bean-like tips gently swaying in the current. It resembles its close relative, the Hammer coral Euphyllia fimbriata, but the Hammer Coral is not found around Australia. At times […]

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Sea Anemones – Tube Anemones

   A beautiful anemone playing host to a colorful Clownfish, is a popular icon of the reef aquarium!    Sea anemones have become very popular inhabitants for both the reef tank and the saltwater aquarium. Watching an anemone living in a cooperative relationship with a colorful Clownfish is a rewarding experience.    There are 10 […]

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