The Atlantic Carpet Anemone, Stichodactyas helianthus,colors range from tan to yellow to green in color and harbors photosynthetic algae within its tissues as its food source. It thrives best with strong lighting and strong water flow. Possessing stinging nematocysts, handling should be done with extreme care and it should not be placed near other organisms. The Atlantic Carpet Anemone will not roam once established in a particular spot. Keep a keen eye out for triggers, puffers, and angels as they can sometimes harass this species of anemone.
The Atlantic Carpet Anemone is easy to maintain and can pair with clownfish.