Pink Tip Haitian Anemone
Pink Tip Haitian Anemone Condylactis sp
The Haitian Anemone, a.k.a. Pink Tip Haitian, is a beautiful Anemone with flowing white tentacles that are often tipped in pink. The base of these Anemones is usually bright orange in color. These Anemones are hardy and like a strong flow and strong light. They can be spot fed once every couple of weeks. They have been known to accept different species of Clownfish. Anemones will not tolerate poor water quality.
Anemones are solitary polyp organisms which are supported internally by water. Anemone species are differentiated by the color, shape, placement, and length of the tentacles. These Cnidaria feed off of zooxanthellae within their bodies and need a strong light source in order to survive. They will also take in food by using their tentacles to slowly move the prey to their mouths which is a slit in the center of the body. This single opening also serves as its way of expelling waste. Anemones use tiny stinging cells in their tentalces called "nematocysts" in order to stun their prey. The nematocysts within these tentacles are also used as a defense mechanism. The nematocysts can also disturb human flesh and should be considered dangerous, especially to those that have known allergies. Anemones found in the wild usually have found a crevice to hide their foot, or base, leaving only the tentacles exposed.
Some Anemones are shipped in little or no water. Float them for half an hour, discard any water in the bag, then release the Anemone directly into the aquarium. You can also choose to drip acclimate in a bucket by themselves.
Anemones have nematocysts, a.k.a. stinging cells, and can be dangerous to the touch. These creatures can cause injury or death. By purchasing this item you agree that you understand this is a dangerous creature and that Saltwaterfish.com is not responsible for any injury or death that may occur.
Size: 2-3 inches
Care Level: Moderate
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Meaty Foods and Strong Lighting
Acclimation Time: Temperature Acclimate