Curlique Anemone (Bartholomea annulata)

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Curlique Anemone

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Curlique Anemone

Bartholomea annulata

76 Litres (20 US G.)

10.2-30.5cm (4-12 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

23 -25 °C (73.4-77°F)

8-18 °d

Piscivore
Live Foods
Other (See article)

12-25 years





Alternative names

Ringed Anemone, Corkscrew Anemone, Curly-Cue Anemone

Origin

Widespread in the Caribbean.

Tank compatibility

The Curlique Anemone may eat smaller fish.

Diet

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

Feeding regime

About three times a week with a baster or a refugium that is incorporated with the tank.

Environment Specifics

The Curlique Anemone is suitable for a reef tank, where it can inhabit crevices with larger fish, as smaller ones may be eaten. The only clownfish that may end up hosting it is the Clark's Clownfish, as the anemone is native to a place with no clownfish.

Behaviour

The Curlique Anemonecan deflate itself down to as small as 4 inches; they may disappear from sight when they do. In the aquarium, it prefers crevices, even known to use an empty Queen Conch's shell.

Identification

The anemone's column is short and wide, with translucent tentacles ringed with whorls and spirals formed by groups of cnidocytes. The general colour is grey or brown with the cnidocyte area cream coloured.

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