Species group: Sea Anemones
Other common names: Haddon’s Anemone; Saddle Anemone; Saddle Carpet Anemone; Saddleback Anemone
Scientific name: Stichodactyla haddoni
The Haddon's Carpet Anemone is a marine invertebrate which is native to reefs and sandy bottoms in the Indo-Pacific and the Red Sea. Haddon's 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).
Haddon's Carpet Anemone requires at least a 50 gallon tank, and strong lighting and water movement. Haddon's Carpet Anemone is fed a diet of fish, shrimp, and other meaty foods.
textures, ideal hosts, clownfish
perfect water chemistry, high maintenance anemone, strong illumination, graspy stinger, Ideal foods
meaty marine foods, uncooked shrimp
Very intense, uses a lot of energy
Metal halides were the go-to lighting fixtures in reef-keeping. They are very bright but give off a lot of heat and require a big ballast to start up. I've had over 15 reef tanks that used MH bulbs. Some aquarists with really deep reef tanks use them but most hobbyists go with modern LED reef lighting. You have to replace them every year because the light quality (spectrum) declines over time. Reef LED fixtures provide enough intensity and the right color spectrum for stony corals. LED lighting uses a fraction of the energy and runs much cooler..
From James 1303 days ago