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[edit]

Magnificent Anemone, Ritteri Anemone


Radianthus ritteri

Tank compatibility[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

The following Clownfish are known to host this anemone:


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