Care Level: Established Tank
Diet: Carnivore, Photosynthetic
Compatibility: With Caution, Aggressive
Common Placement: Bottom, Middle
Suggested Tank Size: 20+
The Condy Anemone is also known as the Haitian Anemone or Giant Golden Anemone. It is found throughout the Caribbean and Western Atlantic, in lagoons or on inner reefs, as individuals, or loose groups. It is never found in connected clusters. Its disc diameter is of 16" (40 cm), but a disc of about 4" (10 cm) is common in an aquarium. This species has diverse color variations. The base color is usually brown to white and the tentacles may or may not have magenta, purple, or green tips on its long tapering tentacles. The tentacles may occasionally develop a bubble-like appearance to them. It prefers to bury its base in the sand or into the crevice of a rock for protection.
Condy Anemones requires strong light and should be never be purchased if a good lighting system is not in place. It will do well in an aquarium with live rock and several crustaceans. Although Condy Anemones require a reef style environment, they are not ideally suited for the reef aquarium containing corals. Condy Anemones moves around the tank and have a sting that can inflict grave damage to other anemones and corals. Do not include its natural predator, the large Stareye Hermit Crab of the genus Dardanus.
Unlike other anemones, the Condy Anemone does not have a relationship with any particular fish, and it is rare for any type of clownfish or damsel to reside within them.