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    Senior Member reefsurfer's Avatar
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    Blue Carpet Anemone

    Im looking for information on Blue carpet anemones. Ive kept other anemones but never a carpet.

    What should I expect to pay for one say about 6" in diameter?

    Thank you.

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    Information from LIVEAQUARIA

    I copy this information from

    Carpet Anemone, Blue
    (Stichodactyla haddoni)

    Quick Stats
    Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
    Care Level: Difficult
    Light: High
    Water Flow: Medium
    Tank Conditions: 72-78F; sg 1.023-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4; dKH 8-12
    Max. Size In Aquarium: Up to 1' 8"
    Color Form: Blue, Bright Blue
    Temperament: Aggressive
    Reef Compatible: Yes
    Caution: Venomous
    Ideal Supplements: Iodine, Trace Elements
    Origin: Indo-Pacific
    Family: Stichodactylidae

    The Carpet Anemone lives singly on the reef or soft bottoms in the Indo-Pacific region and the Red Sea. Attaining diameters up to 2-1/2 feet, this colorful Anemone has short tentacles and a potent sting. These anemones serve as a "host" for many types of Clownfish including Amphiprion ocellaris, A. percula, or Dascyllus trimaculatus. In exchange, the Clownfish will provide the carnivorous anemone with "crumbs" of food that make up a large part of its diet.

    The Carpet Anemone requires a tank with strong lighting and good water movement. The aquarium should provide a variety of sandy and rocky locations. The Carpet Anemone may prefer one more than the other, and will move about the tank until it finds the location of its choice. It has a potent sting and may harm corals and other anemones as it moves about the aquarium. It is not compatible with other Anemones within a 12" diameter, so monitor it when it is first introduced into the tank. The addition of a clownfish to the aquarium will immediately help with acclimation. When healthy, it will be very sticky. If it is able to grasp something (or someone), it is very difficult to convince it to let go without damaging it.

    It is also one of the few anemones that can cause a severe reaction in humans, so keeping one requires care in handling.

    Once acclimated, it should be fed a diet of fish, shrimp, and other meaty foods.

    Approximate Purchase Size: 4" to 8"

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    Senior Member mickyfin's Avatar
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    They eat fish.
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    Yip I have a green one who has eaten 4 of my fish!!!!!

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    Senior Member piatchie's Avatar
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    Good Luck finding one in Canada! I've been trying for months. And yes they do Eat small fish.....and large fish for that matter. When I worked at the LFS I watched a green Carpet swallow up 3 Clarkie Clowns in one gulp!

    I have a white Carpet now and they are Beautiful, just be carful with small fish

    Why is it called "cargo" when it goes by ship, and "shipment" when it goes by car?

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    I saw one at JL aquatics not too long ago 99.99 I think only thing is I dont think that they ship live goods.

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    Thank you very much for all your responces. I guess they are fairly agressive. I think part of me kind of likes that, makes for some exitement in the tank.

    Gavos thanks for doing that, why didnt I think of checking there??!!

    Piatchie, that was quite an expensive meal! Does your white eat fish as well? Do you have a pic of yours? What did you pay for yours?

    mp123, thats the one I saw. I just might get it. They ship to me!

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    Senior Member pt109's Avatar
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    J&L does ship live goods overnight via Air Canada. A great way to stock everything from Live Rock and invertebrates to fish, as long as you about $200, you should break even - compared to LFS.
    And they give credits for anything that arrives DOA!
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    I have a blue carpet for 4 years now. It's a nice anemone, but be carefull it grows fast. You need a big tank for this.
    Reef: SPS, LPS Fish & Invert

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    How big is yours ouell?
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