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Photo of the week - Entacmaea quadricolor

The Entacmaea quadricolor is probably the anemone best suited for home aquaria as they are quite hardy and will host a variety of clownfish. The rose varietals are known to reproduce so readily by fission that "aquacultured" clones are being traded between hobbyists frequently. As a side benefit, these long lived marine inverts can be astoundingly gorgeous.

Care for them is relatively straight forward. A stable tank (having no large fluctuations in pH, Salinity or Alk) with a low to moderate nutrient load is preferred. This animal will migrate to an area well suited for itself, stinging anything in its path on the way, so be mindful of other inverts in your tank when you choose an anemone. Look for high light and indirect turbulent flow.