Curlique Anemone (Bartholomea annulata)
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Alternative names[edit | edit source]
- Ringed Anemone, Corkscrew Anemone, Curly-Cue Anemone
Origin[edit | edit source]
- Widespread in the Caribbean.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- The Curlique Anemone may eat smaller fish.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Frozen foods, small pieces of fish, crustaceans, zooplankton, phytoplankton, and mussels.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- About three times a week with a baster or a refugium that is incorporated with the tank.
Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]
- 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.