Sun Carpet Anemone
Scientific Name: Stichodactyla helianthus
Reef Compatibility: With Caution
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gal
Max Size: 7"
Approximate Purchase Size: 4 to 5 inchesNotes: Sun Carpet Anemones also known as Caribbean Sea Anemone and Caribbean Sun Anemone originate from Florida and the Caribbean. Their color varies in shades of golden brown, yellow and green. The Sun Carpet Anemone is not known to have a symbiotic relationship with Clownfish as they are not native to the Caribbean, however it does have this relationship with various crabs and shrimp including the Blue Leg Hermit Crab
which uses the surface of the anemone as a “microhabitat” and is protected from the anemone's harmful toxins by removable coverings on the surface of their bodies.