The Bulbous tips of the Bubble Anemone, Entamaea quadricolor, are often not clearly definable. When the tips are extended while sweeping for food, it may be scarcely apparent that the specimen is a bubble variety. At rest and after its meal, the arms retract and return to its plump, bubble form. Bubble Anemones require a strong lighting setup and will wither and fail with anything less. Low dissolved organic matter will help its overall health, so the use of a protein skimmer will be of help. High Nitrate levels will likely lead to its demise. The Bubble Anemone can be a good reef inhabitant if it finds a spot it prefers where it is out of reach of corals it will sting and injure. Some specimens may choose to roam and may cause damage. The Bubble Anemone is a natural host for many Clownfish species. If the tips lose their bulbous form for an extended period of time, it is likely a sign that an anemone is in need of food, that the lighting is insufficient, or that aquarium inhabitants such as bristleworms may be causing damage. Target feedings of fish, krill, or mussels are readily accepted. The addition of Iodine is a necessity for continued health.
Bubble Anemone is a common host for the following Clownfish species: Cinnamon, Clarkii, Maroon, Sebae, Tomato, Yellow Stripe Maroon.
Approximate arrival size for Bubble Anemone: Small: 2-3"; Medium: 3.5-5"; Large: 5-7.5"; X-Large: 8-9"
Available from companies on our saltwater fish dealers page.