Carpet Anemone (Stichodactyla haddoni)

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Carpet Anemone

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Carpet Anemone

Stichodactyla haddoni

379 Litres (100 US G.)

30.5-91.4cm (12-36 ")


8.1 - 8.4

23 -25 °C (73.4-77°F)

8-18 °d

Live Foods
Other (See article)

12-25 years

Alternative names

Carpet Anemone, Saddle Anemone, Haddon's Anemone

Tank compatibility

This creature will sting near by corals, and will consume anything that swims in its grasp. One of the few Anemones that are capable of stinging a human, not a common occurrence but possible none the less. Clownfish have a symbiotic relationship with this creature.


This invert is photosynthetic and contains zooxanthellae, it will also filter feed, and accept prepared foods that are placed in its tentacles.

Environment Specifics

Most carpets like bright light of at least 300 to 400 PAR and will thrive under more.


This anemone has a short stock for a base, has a wide spreading mushroom like shape with many very small tentacles and a vent in the centre that also acts as its mouth.


Carpets do not like strong flow and really dis-like strong direct flow.

Clownfish Hosts

The following Clownfish are known to host this anemone:
While other species of Clowns may host in them these are the most likely choices.


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