Bubble Tip Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor)

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Bubble Tip Anemone

Bubble Tip Anemone

Entacmaea quadricolor

208 Litres (55 US G.)

25.4-30.5cm (10-12 ")


8.1 - 8.4

23 -25 °C (73.4-77°F)

8-18 °d

Live Foods
Other (See article)

12-25 years

Alternative names[edit]

Bubble Tip Anemone, BTA, RBT, GBT

Tank compatibility[edit]

This creature will sting near by 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[edit]

Most bubble tips like bright light of at least 300 to 400 PAR and will thrive under more.


This anemone has long sweeping tentacles which are bulbous at the tips, and a vent in the centre that also acts as its mouth. It has a sticky base used to attach itself to rock.


Bubble tips do not like strong flow and really dis-like strong direct flow.

Clownfish Hosts[edit]

The following Clownfish are known to host this anemone:
While other species of Clowns may host in them these are the most likely choices.



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