• Name:

    Ritteri Anemone

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  • Family: Stichodactylidae
  • Species: Anemones
  • Scientific Name: Heteractis magnifica
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Also Know As:

| Magnificent Anemone

| Heteractis Magnificent Sea Anemone

General info about Ritteri Anemone

The Ritteri Anemone can grow to over three feet in diameter in the wild, although it generally does not grow larger than 18" in an aquarium. Its tentacles have a long, non-tapering shape that may, on occasion, appear swollen at the tips. They can almost completely retract into the base. This Anemone requires strong lighting combined with strong, but intermittent, water movement within the tank. It generally prefers a high point in the tank to ensure it obtains all the light it needs, but it may change locations, seeking the ideal conditions. It's strong string can harm corals. The presence of a Clownfish, such as Amphiprion perideraion, will help it acclimate. Ritteri Anemones from different locations may serve as hosts to other clownfish and even shrimp. Hosting The Heteractis Malu anemone has been known to have a symbiotic relationship with A. Akallapisos (Skunk Clownfish), A. Clarkii (Clark's Clownfish), A. Melanopus (Red and Black Clownfish), A. Ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), A. Percula (Percula Clownfish), A. Perideraion (Pink Skunk Clownfish), A. Akallopisos (Skunk Clownfish).

Ritteri Anemone are Venomous

Use venomous cells nematocysts in their tentacles, to sting or deflect possible threats or attacks

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Ritteri Anemone Anemones Stichodactylidae Heteractis magnifica The Ritteri Anemone can grow to over three feet in diameter in the wild, although it generally does not grow larger than 18" in an aquarium. Its tentacles have a long, non-tapering shape that may, on occasion, appear swollen at the tips. They can almost completely retract into the base. This Anemone requires strong lighting combined with strong, but intermittent, water movement within the tank. It generally prefers a high point in the tank to ensure it obtains all the light it needs, but it may change locations, seeking the ideal conditions. It's strong string can harm corals. The presence of a Clownfish, such as Amphiprion perideraion, will help it acclimate. Ritteri Anemones from different locations may serve as hosts to other clownfish and even shrimp. Hosting The Heteractis Malu anemone has been known to have a symbiotic relationship with A. Akallapisos (Skunk Clownfish), A. Clarkii (Clark's Clownfish), A. Melanopus (Red and Black Clownfish), A. Ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), A. Percula (Percula Clownfish), A. Perideraion (Pink Skunk Clownfish), A. Akallopisos (Skunk Clownfish). Tony Palacios

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