Magnificent Anemone (Heteractis magnifica)

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Magnificent Anemone

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Magnificent Anemone with Amphiprion nigripes

Heteractis magnifica

189 Litres (50 US G.)

25.4-76.2cm (10-30 ")


8.1 - 8.4

23 -25 °C (73.4-77°F)

8-18 °d

Live Foods
Other (See article)

12-25 years

Alternative names

Magnificent Anemone, Ritteri Anemone


Radianthus ritteri

Tank compatibility

This creature will sting nearby corals, and will consume anything that swims in its grasp. Clownfish have a symbiotic relationship with this creature.


Frozen foods, small pieces of fish, crustaceans, zooplankton, phytoplankton, and mussels.

Environment Specifics

Requires a very large set up due to this anemone's potential huge size. The tank should be well lit and have good water flow.


This is a large anemone, grows up to 3 feet in wild, but rarely more than 1 foot in captivity. It has long non-tapering tentacles, although the ends may appear swollen at times. It is able to almost completely retract into the base.


This anemone prefers strong, intermittent, water flow.

Clownfish Hosts

The following Clownfish are known to host this anemone:


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