Species group: Sea Anemones
Other common names: True Carpet Anemone; Gigantic Sea Anemone; Carpet Anemone
Scientific name: Stichodactyla gigantea
The Carpet Anemone is a marine invertebrate which is native to reefs and sandy bottoms in the Indo-Pacific and the Red Sea. The Carpet Anemone serves as a host for several species of Clownfish, including the Ocellaris Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris), the Percula Clownfish (Amphiprion percula), and the Domino Damselfish (Dascyllus trimaculatus). Carpet Anemone is one of the few Anemone whose venom can cause an allergic reaction in humans. For this reason, it should be handled with care using gloves.
Carpet Anemone requires at least a 50 gallon tank, and strong lighting and water movement. Carpet Anemone is fed a diet of fish, shrimp, and other meaty foods.
great shelter, ocellaris clown, host anemone, great unique addition
gloves, powerful sting, pristine water condition, Carpet Anemone Handle, stable tank conditions
raw shrimp, good water movement, meaty marine foods, uncooked shrimp