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They make a stunning addition to any tank due to their bright colours. Once added to a tank they will attach to rocks or the sand substrate. They bury most of their bodies leaving only their oral disk and tentacles exposed. They are also pretty stationery and don’t move around much. They can grow to a maximum size of 8 inches. Surprisingly these rock flowers are carnivores.

 

If you have never kept an anemone before, the Rose Bubble Tip Anemone is your best choice. Also, check out our blog.. My Experiences with Keeping the Magnificent Anemone

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Rock flower anemone are members of the Phymathidae family and are also referred to as sea anemone. Rock flowers are native to the Caribbean and come in many colors with the oral disc usually a different color then the rest of the anemone; the oral disc lacks tentacles. The tentacles are beaded in appearance.

Tip:

Do not try to move the anemone once anchored because its column, or foot, can be easily torn.

 

Most anemones will die from a torn column. Be prepared to move corals out of its way if it should choose to anchor too close to them.

 

Gloves:

We recommend wearing gloves when handling Anemones. When placing the anemone, try to support it from its slippery underside. Do not use tongs, and do not touch this anemone with bare hands.

Turn down the flow and place the Rock Flower Anemone in a crevice in the rock.

After it has attached you may increase the flow again. Try to minimize handling and support it by its slippery foot as much as possible.

 

Leave 3″-5″ between the anemone and nearby corals. Remember that it may or may not choose to stay where you place it. If it moves to a different spot be prepared to move corals out of its way.

 

It will not sting and kill corals instantly but they should be moved away within 12-24 hours.

 

If a Bubble Tip Anemone anchors where you don’t want it to try adjusting the direction of flow in the aquarium to cause it to release and re-attach elsewhere.

Feed large pieces of silver-side, squid, shrimp, and other meaty foods several times a week. Use a feeder stick and touch the piece of food against the anemone.

 

Its sticky tentacles will grab onto the food. Be careful not to poke the anemone.

The Rock Flower Anemone requires moderate water flow and moderate to high lighting (PAR 220-350).

 

T5’s, Metal Halides, or LED’s can all maintain Rock Flower Anemone when the proper PAR levels are provided. We recommend a 14-20K colour spectrum for best colouration.

 

Care Level: Easy
Lighting Requirements: Moderate to high (PAR 220-350)
Water Flow: Moderate
Aggressiveness: Aggressive
Range: Fiji, Tonga, Indo Pacific
Family: Phymathidae
Water Conditions: 75-80° F; sg 1.024-1.026 (1.025 is ideal); pH 8.1-8.4 Ca 420-440 ppm, Alk 8-9.5 dKH, Mg 1260-1350, Nitrates <10ppm, Phosphates, < .10ppm

It is important that proper calcium (420-440 ppm), alkalinity (8-9.5 dkh – run it 7-8 if you are carbon dosing) , and magnesium levels (1260-1350 ppm) are maintained. Raising magnesium levels gradually up to 1400-1600 ppm can help to combat algae outbreaks, just keep CA and Alk in line as you raise the Mg. Nitrates should be below 10 ppm and phosphates should be below .10 ppm.

 

We recommend doing a water change when Nitrate levels rise to 10 ppm. It is important to replace your phosphate media when phosphates rise to .10 ppm. Media Reactors make the most efficient use of your phosphate media by fluidizing it.

Fraggle Reef uses and recommends dosing pumps to automate the dosing of additives and keep your levels more constant.

 

A dosing pump can alleviate the chore of manually dosing your aquarium with Ca, Alk, & Mg 2,3, or 4 times per week and will benefit your aquarium by keeping your levels constant through frequent small additions of Ca, Alk, & Mg.

 

Our tanks all progressed when we switched from 3 manual dosing per week to 70 automatic dosing per week and we got a lot more work done.

BEHAVIOUR

Rock flower anemone are members of the Phymathidae family and are also referred to as sea anemone. Rock flowers are native to the Caribbean and come in many colors with the oral disc usually a different color then the rest of the anemone; the oral disc lacks tentacles. The tentacles are beaded in appearance.

Tip:

Do not try to move the anemone once anchored because its column, or foot, can be easily torn.

 

Most anemones will die from a torn column. Be prepared to move corals out of its way if it should choose to anchor too close to them.

 

Gloves:

We recommend wearing gloves when handling Anemones. When placing the anemone, try to support it from its slippery underside. Do not use tongs, and do not touch this anemone with bare hands.

PLACEMENT

Turn down the flow and place the Rock Flower Anemone in a crevice in the rock.

After it has attached you may increase the flow again. Try to minimize handling and support it by its slippery foot as much as possible.

 

Leave 3″-5″ between the anemone and nearby corals. Remember that it may or may not choose to stay where you place it. If it moves to a different spot be prepared to move corals out of its way.

 

It will not sting and kill corals instantly but they should be moved away within 12-24 hours.

 

If a Bubble Tip Anemone anchors where you don’t want it to try adjusting the direction of flow in the aquarium to cause it to release and re-attach elsewhere.

FEEDING

Feed large pieces of silver-side, squid, shrimp, and other meaty foods several times a week. Use a feeder stick and touch the piece of food against the anemone.

 

Its sticky tentacles will grab onto the food. Be careful not to poke the anemone.

LIGHTING & FLOW REQUIREMENTS

The Rock Flower Anemone requires moderate water flow and moderate to high lighting (PAR 220-350).

 

T5’s, Metal Halides, or LED’s can all maintain Rock Flower Anemone when the proper PAR levels are provided. We recommend a 14-20K colour spectrum for best colouration.

 

Care Level: Easy
Lighting Requirements: Moderate to high (PAR 220-350)
Water Flow: Moderate
Aggressiveness: Aggressive
Range: Fiji, Tonga, Indo Pacific
Family: Phymathidae
Water Conditions: 75-80° F; sg 1.024-1.026 (1.025 is ideal); pH 8.1-8.4 Ca 420-440 ppm, Alk 8-9.5 dKH, Mg 1260-1350, Nitrates <10ppm, Phosphates, < .10ppm

WATER CHEMISTRY

It is important that proper calcium (420-440 ppm), alkalinity (8-9.5 dkh – run it 7-8 if you are carbon dosing) , and magnesium levels (1260-1350 ppm) are maintained. Raising magnesium levels gradually up to 1400-1600 ppm can help to combat algae outbreaks, just keep CA and Alk in line as you raise the Mg. Nitrates should be below 10 ppm and phosphates should be below .10 ppm.

 

We recommend doing a water change when Nitrate levels rise to 10 ppm. It is important to replace your phosphate media when phosphates rise to .10 ppm. Media Reactors make the most efficient use of your phosphate media by fluidizing it.

DOSING

Fraggle Reef uses and recommends dosing pumps to automate the dosing of additives and keep your levels more constant.

 

A dosing pump can alleviate the chore of manually dosing your aquarium with Ca, Alk, & Mg 2,3, or 4 times per week and will benefit your aquarium by keeping your levels constant through frequent small additions of Ca, Alk, & Mg.

 

Our tanks all progressed when we switched from 3 manual dosing per week to 70 automatic dosing per week and we got a lot more work done.