Mini Carpet Anemone
- Scientific Name: Stichodactyla tapetum
- Approximate Size: 2" to 3" (fully opened)
- Care Level: Easy
- Temperament: Semi-aggressive
- Reef Safe: Yes
- Diet: Carnivorous
- Origin: Indo-Pacific
- Acclimation Time: 2+ Hours
- Coral Safe: Yes
- Invertebrate Safe: Yes
- Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
The Mini Carpet Anemone, or the Maxi-Mini Carpet Anemone, is a hardy and colorful addition to any aquarium of 20 gallons or more with ample live rock and a sandy substrate. It presents in multiple colors, potentially including any hue in the rainbow, and always unique from one Anemone to the next. Yours may look similar to those pictured, or it may be entirely different and new. Anemone Crabs and Anemone Shrimp may form a symbiotic relationship with this little Anemone, but it is too small to host Clownfish. Requiring intense lighting and fairly strong current, this Anemone tends to stay put once it finds a spot that it likes. Its tentacles are short and very sticky to the touch, its sting being exceptionally potent relative to other aquarium Anemones. The Mini Carpet Anemone's diet should be supplemented with items such as chopped shrimp, fish, or worms.
Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.