Condy Anemone – Purple (Condylactis gigantea) Care
The Condy Anemone, Condylactis gigantea, is also known as the Haitian Pink-top Anemone and Giant Golden Anemone. These anemones come from the Western Atlantic Ocean, including the Caribbean Sea. They come in a number of colors but are most commonly seen in purple, pink, and white.
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.
Condy Anemones can be housed in tanks as small as 20 gallons. They require high lighting and medium water flow. They are photosynthetic animals and will use their foot to move around the aquarium until they find a place 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 considered reef safe “with caution” because they will sting and can kill other anemones, corals, and small fish.
Condy Anemones do not host clownfish.