Beadlet Anemone (Actinia equina)

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Beadlet Anemone

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Beadlet Anemone

Actinia equina

208 Litres (55 US G.)

5.1-12.7cm (2-5 ")


8.1 - 8.4

5 -23 °C (41-73.4°F)

8-18 °d

Live Foods
Other (See article)

12-70 years

Alternative names

Beadlet Anemone, Red Anemone

Tank compatibility

This anemone can be territorial towards other anemones and sting both other anemones and soft corals. It can eat small fish and inverts also. Keep this anemone with caution.


Carnivore: shrimps, fish, crabs and other small creatures it can catch, it also needs light to produce zooxanthellae.

Feeding regime

Two to three times a week in captivity. In the wild it catches its food in the tidal zone.

Environment Specifics

Shore and tidal zone, rocky substrate, and on stones in the litoral zone


Generally peaceful, but might sting other small corals and catch small fish and crayfish and eat them.


Red body and tentacles, with blue knobs around the mouth.


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