The Bubble Tip Anemone is mainly observed in brightly lit aquarium and mostly found attached to a rocky substrate. These colonies are known for having bulb ?shaped tentacle tips that give its very common name. Each of its anemone harbors photosynthetic algae within its tissues, it is that tentacle shape which is used in the regulation of this process. Often, it has been observed that clown fishes live within the protective tentacles of sea anemones, whereas its bubble tip also hosts several species of clownfish in captivity. Although regarded as one of the easiest anemones to maintain its captivity, the Bubble Tip Anemone does require particular condition to grow healthier. Apart from introducing in clean water, they have to be associated with high output light source. It ranges throughout the Indo-Pacific and occur in a variety of colors from green, brown and red. The Bubble Tip Anemone exhibits bubble tips, and the same will not move around the aquarium once it settles down and gets attached to any base. Many popular aquarium fishes such as trigger fishes, puffer fishes and angelfishes will harass and even kill anemones. In some cases, a clownfish hosting in an anemone will protect the anemone, but the aquarist who chooses to mix any of these fishes with anemones must keep a sharp eye out for any problems. These anemones can split and produce more of anemones in your home aquarium. The Bubble Tip Anemone should be provided with strong illumination and with decent water flow. They feed by slowly taking the prey using their tentacles to their mouth, which is a kind of slit in the centre of the body. Their tentacles are called as ?nematocysts?? and is poisonous in nature in order to stun the prey.
Often called flowers of the reef, Anemones (order Actiniaria) are actually complex animals that require exceptional care to be properly maintained in the hobbyist?s aquarium. Handle anemones with care. Not only are they delicate, but also they sting! Various species had different levels of pain, which they can inflict on the careless hobbyist. Anemones require intense lighting, good flow (both to bring them food and to remove waste), pristine water conditions, and lack of predator fish (some Angels and Butterflies will pick at anemones). Additionally, all intakes on pumps in your aquarium should be screened. Anemones are motile; many an aquarist has lost an anemone that decided overnight to travel and wandered into the intake of a powerhead. In a smaller tank this can lead to a disastrous spike in Ammonia and Nitrites. Some species require a deep sand bed to bury their foot in, while others will take to anchoring on your live rock. Anemones are often kept in reef tanks; however this is not ideal. While they require reef parameters, anemones often end up waging a chemical and physical war with other corals. That, in addition to their ability and unpredictable nature to move about the tank, certainly can lead to a path of dead and scarred invertebrates. Multiple species of anemones should not be kept in the same tank as they invariably come into contact with each other sooner or later. Species require different amounts of feeding. Remember, most feed primarily through their zooxanthellae contained within them. Strong lighting can never be replaced as their main food source. When augmenting feeding, err on the side of underfeeding your anemone prepared foods. Overfeeding can lead to stress and an early death. The Bubble Tip Anemone is a very popular Anemone because it readily hosts most Clownfish species. These Anemones are on the smaller side and have tentacles which may form swollen bulbs at their tips. The Bubble Tip Anemone is known to "split" quite readily in the home aquarium, producing additional Anemones. They should be provided strong lighting and a decent water flow.