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Types of Anemones

Bubble-tip ​Anemone​
Bubble-tip ​Anemone​

There are several anemones that can host clownfish, but the most popular in the reef-aquarium hobby is the bubble-tip anemone. Bubble-tip anemones are, perhaps, the most desirable anemones to host clownfish. They are more colorful than most long-tentacle anemones and less predatory than carpet anemones.

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Cryptodendrum​
Cryptodendrum​

Cryptodendrum is a genus of sea anemones in the family Thalassianthidae. It is monotypic with a single species, Cryptodendrum adhaesivum, also commonly known as the adhesive anemone, pizza anemone, and nap-edged anemone.

Heteractis ​Aurora​
Heteractis ​Aurora​

Common names for H. aurora include beaded sea anemone, aurora host anemone, sand anemone, carpet anemone, flat anemone, corn anemone, Ritteri anemone, saddle tip anemone, adhesive sea anemone, and the white beaded anemone.

Heteractis ​Magnifica​
Heteractis ​Magnifica​

Heteractis magnifica, also known by the common names magnificent sea anemone or Ritteri anemone, is a species of sea anemone belonging to the Stichodactylidae family native to the Indo-Pacific area.

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Heteractis ​Malu​
Heteractis ​Malu​

Heteractis malu, also known as the malu anemone, delicate sea anemone or white sand anemone, is a species of sea anemone in the family Stichodactylidae.

Macrodactyla ​Doreensis​
Macrodactyla ​Doreensis​

Macrodactyla doreensis, common names long tentacle anemone and corkscrew tentacle sea anemone, is a species of sea anemone in the family Actiniidae

Sebae ​Anemone​
Sebae ​Anemone​

The sebae anemone (Heteractis crispa), also known as leathery sea anemone, long tentacle anemone or purple tip anemone, is a species of sea anemone belonging to the Stichodactylidae family native from the Indo-Pacific area.

Stichodactyla ​Gigantea​
Stichodactyla ​Gigantea​

Stichodactyla gigantea, commonly known as the giant carpet anemone, is a species of sea anemone that lives in the Indo-Pacific area. It can be kept in an aquarium but is a very challenging species to keep alive and healthy for more than 3–5 years.

Stichodactyla ​Haddoni​
Stichodactyla ​Haddoni​

Stichodactyla haddoni, commonly known as Haddon's sea anemone, is a species of sea anemone belonging to the family Stichodactylidae. It is found in the Indo-Pacific area.

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Stichodactyla ​Mertensii​
Stichodactyla ​Mertensii​

Stichodactyla mertensii, commonly known as Mertens' carpet sea anemone, is a species of sea anemones in the family Stichodactylidae. It is regarded as the largest sea anemone with a diameter of over 1 m (3.3 ft), the next largest being Heteractis magnifica which has longer tentacles.