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[edit]

Carpet Anemone, Saddle Anemone, Haddon's Anemone

Tank compatibility[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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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