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 specimen has a purple base.
This anemone is still trying to figure out where he wants to be in the tank. He has moved about 8 times in the 10 days that we have had him. He hides under and behind rocks. We can't find him, unless we look really hard. The Onyx clownfish that we ordered have not gone near it. I am hoping we that will be able to enjoy it's beauty and that the clowns will also enjoy it.