Long Tentacle Anemone - Purple 10"

Long Tentacle Anemone - Purple 10"

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Macrodactyla doreensis

The Long Tentacle Anemone is also referred to as the Corkscrew Anemone, Sand Anemone, Red Base Anemone, and Long Tentacle Red Base Anemone. It has a similar appearance to Heteractis crispa, which has more tentacles and a tougher column. Its oral disc is usually visible and can grow up to 20" in diameter. Its tentacles are spaced further apart than other similar anemones. It is found in various forms and color patterns, but its base is usually orange to red. It is a host to clownfish, usually Amphiprion perideraion and A. clarki.

The Long Tentacle Anemone requires an aquarium with 4 inches of sand or rubble substrate in which it can hide.

The diet should include small pieces of fish or mussel, crustaceans, and frozen foods.

Care Level - Moderate
Temperament - Semi-aggressive
Color Form - Black, Purple, Tan
Reef Compatible - With Caution
Water Conditions - 72-78° F, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size - 1' 8"
Origin - Philippines, Vietnam
Family - Actiniidae
Lighting - Moderate
Supplements - Iodine, Trace Elements
Waterflow - Medium
Minimum Tank Size - 30 gallons