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Saddle Anemone – Carpet Anemone

The Saddle Anemone has spectacular colors, and is associated with 7 different clownfish species! The Saddle Anemone Stichodactyla haddoni or Carpet Anemone is one of the most colorful of the clown-hosting anemones. A magnificent animal, it makes a gorgeous centerpiece in a saltwater aquarium. It will require a large aquarium, however, as these anemones can […]

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Purple Sea Blade

The Purple Sea Blade is a gorgeous gorgonian that gets really tall with long “ribbon-like” branches! The Purple Sea Blade Pterogorgia anceps is a very handsome gorgonian, featuring flat branches that are dark purple. It has a long reach, growing to almost 3 feet (1 m) in height, making it the largest of the Pterogorgia […]

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Purple Tipped Acropora

   The Purple Tipped Acropora is one of the more affordable Acros, yet its beauty is priceless!    The Purple Tipped Acropora Acropora tenuis, also known as the Table Top Coral or Tabulate Coral, is usually cream colored with purple tips. They can also be blue, purple, cream or brown with blue or cream tips, […]

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Pink-Tipped Anemone
Pink-Tipped Anemone

The Pink-Tipped Anemone has a pink “hue” and likes its water cool! The Pink-Tipped Anemone Condylactis gigantea ( previously: Condylactis passiflora) is one of the most familiar and commonly available anemones in the aquarium trade. Its beautiful colors and inexpensive price make it popular. This attractive Florida Condylactis is more pink in hue than the […]

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Merten’s Carpet Anemone
Merten’s Carpet Anemone

The large Merten’s Carpet Anemone is host to a plethora of critters, from 12 species of clownfish to a variety of crustaceans! The Merten’s Carpet Anemone Stichodactyla mertensii is the true giant of the clown fish anemone hosts. The largest of the carpet anemones, it has a deeply folded oral disc that can grow to […]

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Metallic Blue Mushroom

Get those cool purple and blue colors into your tank with this larger sized Actinodiscus, the Metallic Mushroom Coral! The Metallic Blue Mushroom Actinodiscus coerulea is also known as the Blue Mushroom or Purple Mushroom. it is very hardy and will multiply on its own, offering you many new mushrooms. True to their names, these […]

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Magnificent Sea Anemone
Magnificent Sea Anemone

First called the Ritteri Anemone, it is now known as the Magnificent Sea Anemone… And it sure is! The Magnificent Anemone Heteractis magnifica is an absolute favorite. It used to be known primarily as the Ritteri Anemone because for years it was classified as Radianthus ritteri. Long time aquarists still commonly refer to it as […]

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Idaho Grape Montipora
Idaho Grape Montipora

   Very pretty purple with contrasting polyps, the Idaho Grape Montipora is a highly sought after, and pricey coral!    The Idaho Grape Montipora Montipora undata is a beautifully colored small polyp stony (SPS) coral. Although there has not been an official common name for it, it is generally known for its purple shading as […]

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Green Star Polyps
Green Star Polyps

The Green Star Polyps Pachyclavularia violacea is a striking beauty, and very robust. With a perfect complement of color, it has a bright purple to reddish colored mat and very green, yellow, or light green tentacles. Rather than the feathery tentacles seen on encrusting gorgonians, it has 8 bold tentacles that are thin and smooth. […]

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Green Button Polyp

   A spectacular Zoanthid, the Green Button Polyp is an aquatic version of the Venus flytrap!    The Green Button Polyps Protopalythoa mutuki have similar characteristics to the Venus flytrap. They have mostly a green coloration, though they can have a little brown in them. Their mouth is mouth white and they have long tapering […]

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