Saltwater Aquarium Anemones for Marine Reef Aquariums: Color Tip Reef Anemone, Condylactis sp.
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Colored Tipped Reef Anemone, Condylactis sp.

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Picture of Color Tip Reef Anemone, Condylactis Anemone

Description: The Color Reef Tip Anemone, Condylactis anemone is also called the Pink Tip Anemone, Atlantic Anemone, Haitian Reef Anemone, Condy Anemone, and Caribbean Anemone. Collected from the Western Atlantic Ocean in lagoons or on inner reefs, as individuals, or loose groups, with their range extending from Brazil to Bermuda.

The Condylactis anemone is one of the most familiar and commonly available of the anemones in the aquarium trade. Its beautiful colors and inexpensive price make it a popular anemone, especially for beginners. In the aquarium a fully expanded size of about 4" is common. This species has diverse color variations. The base color is usually light green to white and the tips have magenta, pink, purple, or green on their long tapering tentacles. The tentacles may occasionally develop a bubble-like appearance to them. It prefers to bury its base in the sand or into the crevice of a rock for protection.

The Color Reef Tip Anemone is a hardy aquarium anemone, but still requires decent light to do well in the aquarium. Like all sea anemones they are photosynthetic and need light to keep the zooxanthella that lives within their body tissue alive. The Condylactis Anemone has been known to deflate at times. This is normal if it happens once every few weeks, but no more than that. This behavior, the sea anemone purging, may indicate a water change is needed.

Tank Recommendations: The typical reef environment is what is needed for your Condylactis Anemone. Live rock and a sand/reef environment is typical of the Western Atlantic.They need live rock or some other solid material they can attach to. Be sure to have all of your pumps covered, most good quality pumps have guards on them and are worth the investment. Because this anemone will move about, you will want to provide foam filters over any power head intakes.

Food and diet: The Pink-Tipped Anemone is a carnivore. Feed it chopped silversides, shrimp, krill, and mussels, fresh chopped fish (from your grocery store), as well as frozen carnivore preparations. Feed once a week or less. Since this is a cooler water anemone, their metabolism would be much slower than the more tropical sea anemones.

Level of Care: Moderate

Reef Compatibility: with caution

Approximate Inflated Size: 3" to 4"

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Photos are representative of each species. Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. All marine life will be unique and variations should be expected, color and sizes may vary.
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