Magnificent Anemone - Orange Column Green Tips Aquacultured
Quarantined and AQUACULTURED!
The most difficult part of keeping the Magnificent anemone is acquiring a healthy specimen. Every specimen from Ethical Aquatics undergoes observation and if necessary, treatment for bacterial infection prior to being made available for purchase.
The Magnificent Anemone is also referred to as the Ritteri Anemone or Heteractis Magnificent Sea Anemone. Some aquarists still refer to it as Radianthus ritteri, but this name was recently changed to the current H. magnifica. It can grow to over three feet in diameter in the wild, although it generally does not grow larger than 1½ feet in the aquarium. Its tentacles have a long, non-tapering shape that may, on occasion, appear swollen at the tips. They can almost completely retract into the base.
This Anemone requires strong lighting combined with strong, but intermittent, water movement within the tank. It generally prefers a high point in the tank to ensure it obtains all the light it needs, but it may change locations, seeking the ideal conditions. Its strong sting can harm corals. The presence of a Clownfish, such as Amphiprion ocellaris, will help it acclimate. Ritteri Anemones from different locations may serve as hosts to other clownfish, and even shrimp.
The diet should include mussel, fish, crustaceans, and frozen foods.