The Condylactis (Condy) Anemone is also
known as the Haitian Anemone or Giant Golden Anemone. It is found
throughout the Caribbean and Western Atlantic, in lagoons or on inner
reefs, as individuals, or loose groups. It is never found in connected
clusters. Its disc diameter is of 16" (40 cm), but a disc of about 4"
(10 cm) is common in an aquarium. This species has diverse color
variations. The base color is usually brown to white and the tentacles
may or may not have magenta, purple, or green tips on its long tapering
tentacles. The tentacles may occasionally develop a bubble-like
appearance to them. It prefers to bury its base in the sand or into the
crevice of a rock for protection.
The Condy Anemone requires strong light and should never be purchased if a good lighting system is not in place. It will do well in an aquarium with live rock and several crustaceans. Although a Condy requires a reef environment, it is not the best suited for the reef aquarium. The Condy Anemone moves around the tank and has a sting that can inflict grave damage to other anemones and corals. Do not include its natural predators such as the Red-Leg Hermit Crab. Unlike other anemones, the Condy Anemone does not have a relationship with any particular fish, and it is rare for any type of clownfish or damsel to reside within them.
The diet should include feedings of fish, mussels, shrimp, or other foods of this type.
- Product Code: Condy
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