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    Red Flower Anemone - Epicystis crucifer

    That Fish Place

    Item # 253043 / Manufacturer Part # 1111-anemone1

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    This is a Restricted item and is not covered by our Arrive Alive 5-Day Guarantee. Please see our Guarantee Policy and Restricted Species List for more information.
    The Flower Anemone (Epicystis crucifer) is a very hardy anemone that is often chosen by new saltwater aquarists. They are found in a wide range of colors like white, brown, green and combinations of these. Also known as "Rock Anemones", they fix their foot into rocks or hard surfaces and, once attached, will not be moved easily. They can extend their foot up to several inches through substrate.

    They are usually safe with fish and corals, but large Flower Anemones have been reported to eat small invertebrates and shrimp, so use caution. This anemone is not a suitable clownfish host.


    Anemones get most of their nutrition from the aquarium lighting and dissolved nutrients in the water but occasional feedings are beneficial. Shrimp, clam, krill and other meaty foods can be fed occasionally by placing the food on top of the anemone near its mouth and making sure no other tankmates take it before the anemone can take it in.

    Most anemones have a high aggressiveness rating because they are mobile and have strong nematocysts (stinging cells) that can kill or damage other corals or animals. They will need large areas in which to expand their tentacles and should be placed in an aquarium that will allow them to open fully. Once they stay in a particular place, make sure no corals are to close as they may sting the coral in an attempt to keep it out of the territory. Some anemones can sting people - avoid touching the tentacles of any anemone without proper protection, especially if you have sensitive skin or known allergies to other stings like bees or wasps.

    When first placed in the aquarium, they are known to move around to find the place where they feel they are having all their requirements met. This will normally happen anytime a change is made to their environment. Most anemones like to have their bases under a ledge or in a hole for protection, in a position that their tentacles can extend into the light. Lighting and water movement may affect the appearance, but they generally need medium direct light, with medium water movement.



    Please note: No two Flower Anemones are identical. The anemone pictured above is representative only - the coloration of the anemone you receive may vary. Please contact the Livestock department for information on availability of specific colorations.
    Common NameRed Flower Anemone
    Scientific NameEpicystis crucifer
    OriginCaribbean
    Reef SafeYes, with caution
    Invert SafeYes, with caution
    Community SafeYes, with caution
    Light IntensityModerate to High
    DifficultyEasy
    Max Size (in inches)6 diameter
    Min Tank Size (in gallons)45
    DietPhotosynthetic, Carnivore
    Specific Gravity Range1.022-1.026
    pH Range8.0-8.4
    Temperature Range75-82
    RestrictedYes
    VenomousYes (stinging cells)



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