I WANT: Green Carpet Anemone

May 15, 2012

I’ve always wanted a green carpet anemone for my fish tank but right now the tank I have is too small.  Sometimes it’s possible to find really tiny green carpet anemones, but for the most part they are 6” to 10” minimum and need to be kept in fish tanks 55 gallons or larger.  One day, though, I plan on getting a green carpet and it’ll probably be one of the coolest corals I’ll own.  Also, there are blue and red carpet anemones that are the same except for the color.

From LiveAquaria.com:

The Haddon’s Carpet Anemone lives singly, in the shallow waters of the Indo Pacific and Red Sea. Found outside of the reef it resides in soft muddy or sandy substrate and can attain a size of up to 3 feet in diameter. This colorful Anemone is also referred to as Haddon’s Anemone, Saddle Anemone, Saddle Carpet Anemone, or Saddleback Anemone.

The Haddon’s Carpet Anemone requires a tank with strong lighting and good water movement. The aquarium should have a variety of sandy and rocky locations as this animal oftentimes can move about and seek refuge in a place it prefers. This species of Carpet Anemone prefers to bury its foot into the sandy bottom, and will oftentimes attach itself to the bottom of the aquarium glass, where its column is completely buried in the sand for protection.

(continue reading: LiveAquaria)