The Carpet Anemone, Stichodactyla gigantea, also known as
Haddon's Anemone is best kept on a soft substrate bottom. Like many
anemones, the Carpet makes an excellent host for most types of clownfish
forming a symbiotic relationship. This anemone features a vivid lime
green coloration scheme. They are capable of stinging and
semi-aggressive so should be kept away from other anemones and corals.
is one of the larger anemone species so a suitably large tank should be
kept. The Carpet Anemone requires strong light and moderate water flow.
Only an experienced aquarists should attempt to handle this organism as
it needs a good amount of care and can sting humans if not careful
while handling. They will greatly benefit from supplementary feedings of
Overall, a beautiful and large anemone that will be an excellent host to clownfish so long as it is cared for correctly.