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Green Carpet Anemone
Green Carpet Anemone
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Size: 8+ inches
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Roaming
Reef Safe: Monitor when roaming
Diet: Meaty Foods and Strong Lighting
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: Temperature Acclimate
Coral Safe:
Invertebrate Safe:
Minimum Tank Size: 150 gallons
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The Green Carpet Anemone needs to be kept on soft substrate bottom. It makes an excellent host for many types clownfish including Amphiprion ocellaris, A. percula, or Dascyllus trimaculatus. The clownfish provides the carnivorous anemone with "crumbs" of food that make up a large part of its diet. With the mutual behavior with clown fish and vivid coloration, the Green Carpet Anemone makes a beautiful addition to any community fish setup. Since it is aggressive and can sting, the Green Carpet Anemone should be kept at a distance of minimum 20 inch from other coral species in the aquarium environment. Because of which, the Green Carpet Anemone also needs a larger aquarium of at least 18 to 24 inch so that it can fit comfortably in the tank. It requires a strong lighting and moderate water flow, along with both sandy and rocky locations. Once the Green Carpet Anemone is introduced in to the tank, it moves around till it gets a suitable location to settle down. It is very sticky and needs lot of care, which is why it is recommended only to an experienced aquarist. This Green Carpet Anemone species is venomous and can inflict severe reactions on humans, so it should be handled with lot of care. The Green Carpet Anemone should be acclimatized in the tank first and then should be offered with the diet of chopped fish, shrimp and other meaty foods.
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The Green Carpet is one of the larger Anemones available to the hobbyist. These Anemones are covered in short, sticky tentacles that are bright green in color. This Anemone will host most Clownfish and should be provided a large tank with metal halide lighting and a decent water flow. Its diet can be supplemented with small feedings of meaty foods once a week. Anemones will not tolerate poor water quality.Anemones are solitary polyp organisms which are supported internally by water. Anemone species are differentiated by the color, shape, placement, and length of the tentacles. These Cnidaria feed off of zooxanthellae within their bodies and need a strong light source in order to survive. They will also take in food by using their tentacles to slowly move the prey to their mouths which is a slit in the center of the body. This single opening also serves as its way of expelling waste. Anemones use tiny stinging cells in their tentalces called "nematocysts" in order to stun their prey. The nematocysts within these tentacles are also used as a defense mechanism. The nematocysts can also disturb human flesh and should be considered dangerous, especially to those that have known allergies. Anemones found in the wild usually have found a crevice to hide their foot, or base, leaving only the tentacles exposed.Some Anemones are shipped in little or no water. Float them for half an hour, discard any water in the bag, then release the Anemone directly into the aquarium. You can also choose to drip acclimate in a bucket by themselves.Anemones have nematocysts, a.k.a. stinging cells, and can be dangerous to the touch. These creatures can cause injury or death. By purchasing this item you agree that you understand this is a dangerous creature and that Saltwaterfish.com is not responsible for any injury or death that may occur.
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