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The Bubble Tip Anemone, Entacmaea quadricolor, is mainly found in reefs, and its pedal discs are usually attached deep within the dead coral. The Bubble Tip Anemone can stretch its tentacles on predating and are called sweeper tentacles. It has the ability to sting other anemones and corals, therefore keep these aforementioned organisms away from the Bubble Tip Anemone. It requires strong illumination supplied by metal halides, LED, or intense florescent lighting of at least 6 watts per gallon. The Bubble Tip Anemone should be kept not less that 30 gallon, as it intends to grow up to 12 inch across in the aquarium. If there are clownfish present in the tank, then the Bubble Tip Anemone can get acclimatized in the tank much more easily - they will also pair well with clownfish. It can be fed with chopped fish, shrimp, or worms. To maintain its vibrant color it should be fed with vitamin enriched food, that helps in maintaining a long lasting color. It thrives well in a temperature range of 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit, and pH of 8.1-8.4, therefore the water parameters has to be regulated daily for its proper growth. The tentacles are covered by numerous stinging cells called cnidocytes, which darts tiny hairpin-like structures into prey when contact is made, which then inject venom into the victim, so please handle with care. The Bubble Tip Anemone can produce multiple copies of themselves every few weeks, but the breeding in captivity is difficult.
This anemone arrived in great health. After about an hour of acclimating it went right for my live rock. After a week it split (reproduced) and now I have a very large anemone and a smaller one (about the size of a half dollar). They are both doing great. The smaller one has moved away from the bigger one and has set up a home on the crushed coral substrate.
Reviewed by: Lori Close on
Bubble tip quadricolor came looking gorgeous, I am new to BTAs, nems in general. It deflates, games, inflates. My clowns have took 4 days to host. First male, then female.
I'm hoping I don't lose it.
If I do I won't hesitate to replace it from saltwaterfish.com. it has all it's zooxanthellae a red base, and gorgeous color.
Reviewed by: Jeff Cergnul on