Anemones can be a beautiful addition to a well-established reef tank, but should not be added without great preparation. These marine invertebrates are highly sensitive to poor water quality and changes in water parameters making them recommended for experienced aquarists only. In addition to pristine water quality, anemones do require full-spectrum lighting and stable live rock for them to attach to.
Aggression level and compatibility will vary from species to species, but caution should be used if attempting to house anemones with small mobile invertebrates or small fish which may become a meal for the anemone. While some species of anemone will share a symbiotic relationship with specific species of clownfish, their tentacles may pose a danger to other fish as well as human hands that get too close.
Anemones are recommended for experienced aquarists only, due to their specific needs and sensitivities. An appropriate sized aquarium with full spectrum lighting and proper filtration are essential. Live rock and stable water quality and parameters are all necessary for your anemone to thrive.
Some anemones are compatible with specific species of clownfish and may display a symbiotic relationship. Other smaller species of fish, urchins, crabs or roaming invertebrates may become a meal for some species of anemone.