Purple Haddons Carpet Anemone:
- Care Level: Moderate
- Lighting Requirements: Moderate to High
- Flow Requirements: Moderate
- Tank Placement: Bottom
- ReefSafe: Yes
- Size: Up to 12 inches
- Suggested Tank Size: 30+ gallons
The Purple Haddons Carpet Anemone is a popular and beautiful carpet anemone species. It has a moderate care level, making it suitable for intermediate hobbyists. This anemone requires moderate to high lighting levels in the aquarium to thrive. Providing it with a mix of direct and indirect light sources, such as high-quality reef-specific LED lights, will help support its photosynthetic needs.
In terms of water flow, the Purple Haddons Carpet Anemone prefers a moderate flow that simulates its natural habitat. Providing gentle water movement will prevent stagnant areas around the anemone while preventing excessive turbulence that could stress it. Placing it on the bottom of the tank will allow it to anchor securely while also giving it space to spread out.
The Purple Haddons Carpet Anemone is considered reef-safe and can coexist with other reef inhabitants, including corals and small fish. However, caution should be exercised when selecting tankmates, as some fish may harass or damage the delicate tentacles of the anemone. Compatibility research is crucial before adding any potential tankmates.
This species of carpet anemone can grow up to 12 inches in diameter, so a tank size of at least 30 gallons is recommended to provide enough space for its growth. Regular water quality maintenance, including water testing, protein skimming, and regular water changes, is essential for the health of the anemone.
Feeding the Purple Haddons Carpet Anemone consists of a varied diet of meaty foods such as shrimp, fish, and mussels. Feeding should be done 2-3 times a week to ensure optimal nutrition and health.
Overall, the Purple Haddons Carpet Anemone can be a stunning addition to a reef aquarium with its vibrant purple coloration. With proper care, lighting, and tank compatibility, it will thrive and become a centerpiece in your marine ecosystem.