Back in my day, bright blue or purple carpet anemones were the bee’s knees, and I distinctly remember where I was when I heard there were RED carpet anemones, and again when I first saw one. That’s all ancient history now because the coloration of carpet anemones is beginning to rival our craziest collector coral frags.
If you had any doubts about the potential of Stichodactyla anemones to knock your socks off, just take a look at this wild tricolor rainbow carpet anemone. This large showpiece anemone was shared by Iwarna Aquafarm of Singapore and as you might have guessed, it’s already sold.
Since most large host anemones can live very long, and most reproduce very slowly, carpet anemones are a perfect target invertebrate for someone to figure out how to propagate. If we could get just a couple of these rainbow carpet anemones, throw in some reds and purples, who knows what kind of jaw-dropping colors and pattern we could come up with.