The Saddle Anemone, Stichodactyla haddoni, is commonly referred to as Haddon's Anemone, Saddle Carpet Anemone, or the Saddleback Anemone. It features short and blunt stinging tentacles that should be accounted for during handling and placement away from other corals. The Saddle Anemone is an excellent host for clownfish and will flourish in tanks with strong lighting, strong water movement, and a thick sandy substrate. Its beautiful colors and flowing tentacles make for a visually stunning addition to any tank.
The Saddle Anemone can be fickle and difficult to handle for beginner aquarists. Therefore, we recommend that only experienced aquarists attempt to care for this anemone. They can be aggressive and should not be kept with docile fish or inverts.
Overall, if handled and cared for correctly, the Saddle Anemone can be one of the most active and interesting organisms in your tank, especially if paired with a clownfish.
NOTE: The 'colored' designation means this specimen will be exceptionally vivid in its coloration.