Purple Maxi-Mini Carpet Anemone

$39.99

New Dawn Aquaculture

Stichodactyla tapetum

The Maxi-Mini Carpet Anemone turns your rock work into an aqua scape of artistic expression. Although the Maxi-Mini Carpet anemone can sting like other anemones and mushrooms, it is not an aggressive anemone. Its small size and easy care makes it perfect for the novice aquarist and nano-aquarium enthusiasts. Unlike its larger cousins, Stichodactyla haddoni and Stichodactyla gigantea, the Maxi-Mini Carpet Anemone isn't known to act as a host to clownfish species. Anemone crabs and anemone shrimp seem to enjoy them, having often been observed on and around them in the wild.

Originating from the Red Sea, the Eastern Coast of Africa continuing across the Indo-Pacific to southern Japan, then south to Great Barrier Reef, the Maxi-Mini Carpet Anemone requires a tank with strong lighting and good water movement. The aquarium should have a variety of sandy and rocky locations as this animal oftentimes can move about and seek refuge in a place it prefers. Once settled into a preferred location, these anemones will normally stay put.

When healthy, this anemone is very sticky to the touch, and when they grasp something (or someone), it is very difficult to convince it to let go without damaging the animal. It is also one of the few anemones that can cause a severe reaction in humans, so keeping one requires care in handling.

 Difficulty  Easy
 Lighting  Medium - High
 Water Flow  Medium - High
 Temperament  Aggressive
 Placement  On Rockwork