Rock Flower Anemone
The Phymanthidae family is home to the Rock Flower Anemone, also known as the Rock Anemone or Sea Anemone. These anemones are indigenous to the Caribbean and come in various colors, often with the oral disc being a different color than the rest of the body. The tentacles of these anemones are usually beaded, and the oral disc does not have tentacles. Rock Flower Anemones can exist singularly or in groups and are commonly found living on shaded, vertical rock walls or within the substrate. These anemones are beginner-friendly, as they are quite robust and can adjust to various lighting conditions. They make a great addition to a reef aquarium as they usually stay in one place. However, their stings can cause severe reactions in humans, so it’s best to wear gloves when handling them. To care for Rock Flower Anemones in a reef tank, it’s recommended to keep them in low to moderate lighting and moderate flow. As carnivores, they require meaty foods like mussels and freshly chopped fish meat, as well as high-quality frozen foods. To promote their well-being, it’s essential to add iodine and trace elements to the aquarium.