Scientific Name: Heteractis crispa
Approximate Arrival Size: Small - 1 to 2.5 inches, Medium - 2.5 to 4 inches, Large - 4 to 7 inches
Reef Safe: Yes
The Sebae Anemone, Heteractis crispa, is one of the more difficult anemones to acclimate to the home aquarium, but it can do fine in surroundings where the correct environment is provided. Sebae Anemones require a strong lighting setup and will likely wither and fail with anything less. Low dissolved organic matter will help its overall health, so the use of a protein skimmer will be of help. High Nitrate levels will likely lead to its demise. The Sebae Anemone can be a good reef inhabitant if it finds a spot it prefers where it is out of reach of corals that it will sting and injure. Some specimens may choose to roam and once the Sebae Anemone has made contact, it will likely cause damage. The Sebae Anemone is a natural host for some Clownfish species including, appropriately enough, the Sebae Clown. If the tips appear extended but stringy for an extended period of time, it is likely a sign that the anemone is in need of food, that lighting is insufficient, or that aquarium inhabitants such as bristleworms may be causing damage. Target feedings of fish, krill, or mussels are readily accepted. The addition of Iodine is a necessity for continued health.
Sebae Anemone is a common host for the following Clownfish species: Clarkii Clownfish, Maroon Clownfish, Percula Clownfish, Pink Skunk Clownfish, Red Saddle Clownfish, Sebae Clownfish, Tomato Clownfish, Maroon Clown: Yellow Stripe.