Rose Bulb Anemone
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Rose Bulb Anemone
(Entacmaea quadricolor)
Rose Bulb Anemone
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Red
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 72-78° F, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size 1'
Origin Philippines, Tonga, Vietnam
Family Actiniidae
Lighting Moderate to High
Supplements Iodine, Trace Elements
Waterflow Medium
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Rose Bubble Tip Anemone is a less common color form of the Bubble Tip Anemone which is often referred to as the Four-colored, Bulb Tentacle, Bulb Tip, or Bulb Anemone. At rest, the enlarged tip near the end of the tentacles is a rich rose to red color.

The Bubble Tip Anemone is usually found in coral rubble, or in solid reefs. Its pedal disc is usually attached deep within these rocky structures. When hungry, the Bubble Tip Anemone stretches its tentacles to increase its chances of capturing a meal. When satiated and content, the tentacles shorten and return to its bulbous shape.

For best care, the Rose Bulb Anemone should be housed in a large, established aquarium system with high water quality achieved through strong filtration and efficient protein skimming. Employ powerheads or wavemakers to provide moderate or medium water movement. An aquarium of at least 30 gallons in size is essential as the Rose Bulb Anemone can grow up to 12" across in diameter. Consider a larger, more spacious system if planning to house the Rose Bulb Anemone with fish or in a mixed reef system.

The Rose Bulb Anemone hosts photosynthetic, symbiotic zooxanthellae algae within its body. Therefore, moderate to high lighting conditions achieved by T-5s, powerful LEDs or the more intense metal halides is a must to maintain continued health, bright coloration and its bulbous tips.

The Rose Bulb Anemone will typically remain compact, maintaining its bulbous tips under intense lighting. If the lighting is insufficient, the Rose Bulb Anemone will expand its entire body, stretching out to make the most of the available light. At times, the tentacles may appear stringy; this may be due to insufficient light or the need for food.

Use gloves and handle this invertebrate, and all Anemones, with care. They can sting other Anemones, as well as Corals.

The diet of the Rose Bubble Tip Anemone should include chopped fish, shrimp, worms or other meaty items.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2" Medium: 2" to 5"

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