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Red Flower Anemone

The flower anemones are a cool addition to any reef, but in particular Caribbean biotopes. They have incredible red tentacles with centers that range in color from a greenish color to a bluish color or even solid red. Some specimens may also have alternating white tentacles giving them a pinwheel look. These anemones are roughly 1-2" in diameter.

 Flower Anemone Care

Flower anemones (sometimes referred to as Rock anemones) are a very hardy and colorful variety of anemone. They are easy to feed and do not move as much as some of the other types available in the hobby. They do not host clownfish as most are Caribbean in origin. Please see below for more care tips for flower anemones as well as checking out our Top 5 Tips for setting up a reef.


Flowers are found mainly in the Caribbean with one exception, that being the Pacific Green Flower Anemone.


Flower anemones thrive under a variety of lighting conditions. Here at the greenhouse, we keep them in low to medium intensity light. Like all anemones, they can move to locations they find more desirable which may or may not fit your aesthetic plan for your reef aquarium.

Low Light

Low light translates to about 30-50 PAR

Medium Light

Medium Light is between 50-150 PAR

High Light

High Light is anything over 150 PAR

Lighting is a loaded topic, so for a more in-depth discussion of lighting, please see our Deep Dive article.

 Water Flow

Moderate to strong water movement is recommended.


There are a variety of frozen fish foods available that make outstanding meals for mini carpet anemones. We like to feed a mixture of meaty foods such as shrimp, fish, and squid with vitamin additives and highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFA). The size of the food must be small enough that the polyp can fully ingest it. These anemones stay relatively small compared to other anemones in their Genus. They rarely grow larger than 5" in diameter.


In terms of propagation, this genus has been successfully propagated.


Proper acclimation is extremely important considering the stress imposed on the animals by the shipping process. Please take a moment to review our Acclimation Guide.


The images were taken with a Canon 5D mk II and 100mm macro lens under T5 Fluorescent lighting. Quite a lot goes into how we go about shooting the corals and anemones you see on Tidal Gardens. For an in-depth look at our methods, check out our comprehensive Reef Aquarium Photography FAQ.

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