Rock Flower Anemone – Color (Epicystis crucifer) Care
The Rock Flower Anemone, Epicystis crucifer, is also known as the Flower Anemone and the Beaded Anemone. These anemones come from the Western Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. They come in a large array of colors including green, neon-green, blue, reddish, golden, and orange and the oral disc is frequently a different color than the rest of the body. The tentacles are short and have a bead-like appearance.
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.
Rock Flower Anemones can be housed in tanks as small as 30 gallons with plenty of live rock and a sand bed. They require moderate lighting and medium flow. These anemones are photosynthetic invertebrates that use a foot to move around until they find a place with the best lighting and water flow. Unfortunately, they will often eat or kill anything that crosses their path.
They do not host clownfish.