Beadlet Anemone (Actinia equina)

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Beadlet Anemone

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Beadlet Anemone

Actinia equina

208 Litres (55 US G.)

5.1-12.7cm (2-5 ")


8.1 - 8.4

5 -23 °C (41-73.4°F)

8-18 °d

Live Foods
Other (See article)

12-70 years

Alternative names[edit | edit source]

Beadlet Anemone, Red Anemone

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

This anemone can be territorial towards other anemones and sting both other anemones and soft corals. It can eat small fish and inverts also. Keep this anemone with caution.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Carnivore: shrimps, fish, crabs and other small creatures it can catch, it also needs light to produce zooxanthellae.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Two to three times a week in captivity. In the wild it catches its food in the tidal zone.

Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]

Shore and tidal zone, rocky substrate, and on stones in the litoral zone

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Generally peaceful, but might sting other small corals and catch small fish and crayfish and eat them.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Red body and tentacles, with blue knobs around the mouth.

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