Purple Tube Anemone
The Tube Anemone Cerianthus membranaceus, also known as the Tube Dwelling Anemone, has some very interesting traits. This durable animal that can tolerate a fairly wide temperature range, subdued lighting, and moderate filtration.This anemone has a long, soft, cylindrical body. The body is topped with a crown of non-retractable tentacles on one end, and a pointed foot on the other. It uses its pointed foot to burrow deep into a sandy or muddy substrate, leaving only the oral disc and tentacles exposed on the surface. Once in the substrate, the Tube Dwelling Anemone constructs a hard tube to live in.This anemone is also known as the Colored Tube Anemone because it comes in many different fluorescent hues and combinations of colors. Unlike some of the true anemones, the Tube Anemone is rarely artificially dyed or colored. Its gorgeous coloration is all natural like orange,green,purple.
- Scientific Name: Cerianthus membranaceus
- Family: Cerianthidae
- Feed: small frozen foods such as brine or mysis shrimp, chopped pieces of fish and zooplankton.
- Care: Low lighting and water flow medium.
- Approximate Size: 3 to 4 inches