Colored Tube Anemone – Color (Cerianthus membranaceus) Care
The Colored Tube Anemone, Cerianthus membranaceus, is also known simply as the Tube Anemone. These invertebrates come from the Indo-Pacific region. They come in a wide array of colors, such as tan, orange, red, green, and purple.
Anemone’s are carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods, such as brine and mysis shrimp. You can feed your anemone small pieces of shrimp and fish – make sure that the pieces are smaller than the anemone’s oral disc. They should be fed nightly.
Tube Anemones are relatively hardy and can be housed in tanks as small as 20 gallons with lots of live rock and a deep sand bed. They require low to moderate lighting and medium water flow. They use a foot to move around until they find a place in the tank with the best lighting and water flow. It is important to make sure that you have a cover on any wavemakers or pumps so they do not get caught in them.
These anemones are semi-aggressive and have a pretty vicious sting and will eat very small fish and invertebrates if given the opportunity.
Tube anemones do not host clownfish.