Red Mini-Maxi Anemone Lives Much Deeper than we Thought

Mini maxi Carpet anemones, Homactis tapetum, have been a hot commodity from Vietnam for a long time already. They used to come in all possible coloration, and it took us quite a long time to actually discover their habitat in…

Gold Torch Anemone is Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen

If you’re anything like us, when your eyes first focused on the image above you instinctively thought this coral was one of many new strains of gold or holy grail style torch corals which are all the rage in the…

Pizza Anemones are Poised for their Aquarium Moment

Large showy anemones were once among the most revered of all reef aquarium animals with species like Ritteris and Carpet anemones often being a poignant accent and conversation starter in nice large reef displays. Besides bubble anemones and the smaller…

Paracorynactis Ball Tentacle ‘Anemone’ is a Starfish Killer!

The Ball tentacle Anemone is a very unusual tropical reef cnidarian that has a more than few interesting things going for it. You would think that such an attractive critter would be a popular aquarium candidate but there are some…

Yellow Carpet Anemone is a Sensational Stichodactyla

The yellow carpet anemone recently discovered by Outback Aquatics might be the last shade of the rainbow to be seen in this beautiful reef animal. We’ve seen and enjoyed some amazing specimens of Stichodactyla carpet anemones in blue, red, green,…

Sea Anemones Develop New Tentacles Depending On How Much They Eat

The more they eat the more tentacles they grow, so get feeding your anemones today! Until now it’s been unclear what regulates the number of tentacles a sea anemone can grow. Scientists from the Ikmi group at EMBL Heidelberg have…

Deep Sea Soft Coral Garden Discovered Off The Coast Of Greenland

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown soft coral garden in the Davis Strait, off the coast of West Greenland. They described the ecosystem in a new study published in Frontiers in Marine Science. The garden sits 1,600 feet (490m) deep. The researchers found it…

The Challenge Of Adding Bubble Tip Anemones To A Stocked Reef System

Adding Bubble Tip Anemones The various color morphs of the bubble-tip anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor) are mainstays in the marine aquarium hobby, and justifiably so. Not only are they genuinely gorgeous, but they’re also relatively easy to maintain as anemones go,…

Nexus Burst Anemones from Eye Catching Coral

The Nexus Burst Bubble Tip Anemone is an exciting new strain of Entacmea quadricolor that is set to rekindle the hype for aquarium anemones. This very wild lineage of bubble tip anemone is partially green and partially neon orange, and it…

The Flower Anemone: A Hardy Caribbean Beauty

Anemones are iconic marine organisms that have long captured the imagination of saltwater aquarium hobbyists. Unfortunately, many of these iconic critters are poorly suited to life in the average home aquarium. Even those that are generally considered good aquarium candidates,…