Articles in Anemones
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Introduction To Bubble Tip Anemone (BTA)
Buying A BTA
Feeding The BTA
Host For The BTA
Anemones are not reef animals:
In many cases, tank conditions that support excellent coral growth do not seem to …
The Bubble Tip Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor), also known as bubble anemone, bulb anemone or simply BTA is one of the most popular anemone species in the aquarium trade. This species is native to the Indo-Pacific region including the Indian Ocean, Fiji, Tonga and the Red Sea where it is usually found attached on coral rubble or in the crevices of solid reefs. They are often found in association with a number of clownfishes including…
Some Anemone species and Clown Fish have a well-known “symbiotic” relationship. The anemone provides safety for the clownfish and in return the clownfish defend the Anemone by driving off potential predators and provides the Anemone with fertilizer (from its fences).
Bubble Tip Anemones are carnivorous. You can feed them Silversides , Mysid Shrimps, brine shrimps, table shrimp, mussels, squid and so on. I like to feed them table shrimp because it’s cheaper. This week, I am trying to feed them ciscoes because we can catch 1000’s of them in a few hours where I live. Looks like my Anemones love the new diet so I might stick on ciscoes for a while.
The first question you should ask yourself is how old your tank is. If your tank is not 6 months old (and stable), it is not ready for Anemone. If you don’t follow this simple rule, you will loose your anemone for sure. While you are waiting, buy some test kits and monitor your water quality. Anemones are not easy to keep. Actually, most won’t survive in aquarium so before to give that a try, make sure your tank is A++.