Saltwaterfish.com
Call Us 772-462-0203
Home| My Tank| Contact Us| My Cart|
15 Day Live Guarantee Lowest Shipping Rates

Enjoy 10 Premium Freebies. Naso Tang, The Awesome 10 Reef Pack, 100 Snails/Crabs & more...
...enter keyword
My Account
Forgot your password?
Are you a new user?
Resources
Deep Blue Seas Foundation
Returns & Guarantee
Gift Certificates
Sustainability Mandate
Shipping
Free Shipping in FLORIDA
Reef Rewards
Acclimation
Message Board
Follow Us
Twitter Facebook YouTube



See Saltwaterfish.com Reviews at Bizrate.com

SaltWaterFish.com is an Upfront Merchant on TheFind. Click for info.
Home > Sale Items > Invertebrates
Malu Anemone - Yellow
Heteractis Malu
Malu Anemone - Yellow
  Care Level
Reef Rewards:
31
Reef Rewards Points
will be rewarded to you when you buy this item.
Learn about our Reef Rewards
Price Elsewhere: $44.99
Saltwaterfish Price: $31.49
Savings: $13.50
Quantity
Add to Cart
Free Shipping
FREE SHIPPING
On All Marine Life
Orders Over $149
More Details
Tank Stats
Size: 2-4 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Meaty Foods and Strong Lighting
Origin: Bali
Acclimation Time: Temperature Acclimate
Coral Safe:
Invertebrate Safe:
Minimum Tank Size:
Review this item
Share |
Email a friend
 Add to Wish List
The Malu Anemone is a delicate and beautiful anemone. It can be difficult for it to acclimate in a new environment, and its care should only be attempted by an experienced aquarists. The Malu Anemone prefers to stay under the sand so that it can hide its base, therefore a thick sand bed is advised to be kept in the aquarium. It requires a strong lighting, moderate water flow, and a variety of sandy and rocky locations to survive. The Malu Anemone is moderately difficult anemone to care for, but once it is established, it can be very hardy. The Malu Anemone is photosynthetic, and gets its food and nutrition with the help of the symbiotic algae present inside its tissues. It can also be fed with fish, worms, clams, shrimp, and other meaty foods once a week for its continued good health. The Malu Anemone is mainly known for its brilliant coloration and short plump tentacles. It should be kept in a tank not less than 20 gallons if kept singly. The Malu Anemone possesses very sticky tentacles that act as potent sting, which they use to kill small fish and invertebrate species, and to defend themselves from other corals.
[short_review]
[long_review]
Reviewed by:  [user_name] from [user_city]. [user_email] on [review_date]
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.
care-level-1.gif
Related Items
Deep Sea Yellow Gorgonian
Deep Sea Yellow Gorgonian
Harlequin Shrimp
Harlequin Shrimp
Brittle Starfish
Brittle Starfish
Orange Ball Sponge
Orange Ball Sponge
 
All sizes listed are only approximate representations. All pictures and descriptions are generalizations and cannot be exact representations.