Things about sea anemones that you don’t know?

Sea anemones belong to the class ANTHOZOA. This layer makes up sea anemones, corals, and anemone-like organisms. Most anemones attach themselves to glass, rocks or substrate with their “Legs”.

Sea anemones consist of two layers of cells, each specialized for different functions. The outer layer is covered with stinging cells (nematodes) and muscles, while the inner layer contains a simple digestive system that produces food caught by its tentacles or waste from wild animals. its wilderness.

Sea anemones are predatory in nature and can consume a variety of foods that are not limited to crabs, small fish, and sea urchins. Most sea anemones will need to be kept under moderate to high-intensity light because they contain Zooxanthellae, which are single-celled algae that live in symbiosis with marine invertebrates, photosynthesizing and nourishing the sea anemone. kneeling through its waste. Therefore this anemone species does not need to rely on feeding or other means of providing food. The size and shape of the anemone can be varied based on the nutrients available in your tank area.

Tropical anemones imported for the aquarium trade should be placed in the absence of pump inlets and powerheads!!!! I don’t know how many times I have read about stories about same-sex friends, about the problems that were there between the gravitational pull of their water-out head and their anemones… I have also suffered, or should I say that most of the sea anemones I have kept, have suffered the terrible fate of losing to drain pipes, or overflowing suction surfaces.

There are many ways to solve this problem!!!! Placing foam material through the intake pipe will help disperse the water suction force over a larger area thereby preventing the anemone from being sucked into the pipe. You can go to a local aquarium store and buy some filter cotton and attach it to your water outlet. Another way is to design a protective box in front of the water intake pipes to prevent anemones from being sucked in.

Another issue is the need to be careful if there is a heater in the tank. If a sea anemone grabs the heater element and the heater turns on, if the anemone cannot let go quickly enough, it will burn its legs, often resulting in the death of your anemone!

Besides, creating waves is also a device that needs to be noted. In many cases, sea anemones crawl into the side of the wave maker and accidentally get caught in the fan blades, from there you will have a “sea anemone smoothie”. “.

I will go over the variables that must be achieved if you want to be successful with an anemone.

Temperature: Temperature is a major factor that needs to be ascertained! An amemone will certainly succumb to death if it is not kept between 68-87 degrees F (20-30 degrees C). The ideal temperature is 78 degrees F (25.5 degrees C)! If this temperature is not met, it affects the function of enzymes used for metabolic processes such as digestion, tissue maintenance, oxygen consumption and detoxification of radicals developed during photosynthesis. fit.

Light: As stated above, most anemones require moderate to intense light to provide their Zooxanthellae with the light they need to photosynthesize and in turn provide food for the anemone. The best lighting plan.

will be a daytime bulb with a color temperature of 6500k and additional Blue light. An aquarium placed in direct sunlight is ideal, although a chiller must be used to combat the high temperatures associated with this setup. A familiar problem with the lighting we use is that it is largely constant light with no change in light intensity when there is natural sunlight coming through the cloud cover! A dimmer attached to our ballast could give sea anemones the advantage of being able to rid themselves of toxic radicals from photosynthesis that bypass the radiation from our lights.

Water Movement: The movement of water brings food and oxygen to anemones as well as corals. it also

Carry away waste and carbon dioxide. The movement of the tentacles caused by the intensity of water flow affects the sea anemones Zooxanthellae and the rate of photosynthesis.

Trace elements: Iodine, zinc, bromide and copper in low doses support tissue growth and repair, pigment formation and

Metabolism of Zooxanthellae symbionts. As with any supplement or dosage, remember not to overdose!

Symbiosis: One of the benefits of having a Clownfish host combined with a sea anemone is the mutual protection between the two individuals! However, this being said, there is no 100% guarantee of success with a fish or reef in a tank. Crabs and hairy worms, as they get older, will jump at the opportunity to eat a sea anemone. Angelfish and butterflyfish will also test their luck and try swallowing an entire sea anemone. Many species of coral will also be stung or stung when coming into contact with a sea anemone which is often fatal.

A few things to consider when choosing and keeping a sea anemone.