I am recently returned to the SW
side of the hobby. I have read and been told mixed reviews on lighting for anenomes. I have mostly a FO
set up with the exception of a few starfish a peppermint shrimp and now 2 condy anenomes(2 weeks). the reason I am staying FO
for now is lack of proper lighting and lack of a budget to improve the lighting at this time. I currently have a twin tube with a blue atinic and a 10,000k running 9 hours a day. Because of this I have stayed away from anenomes as well. Recently I went out on a limb and purchased 2 condy at the advice of my LFS
that they did not require a lot of light. So far they appear to be doing great. I have been feeding them 2-3 times a week either a piece of shrimp of squid (from a frozen seafood melody mix) Today I noticed one of them shriveled up under some rock with only the foot and small pink tips showing. I moved it up toward the top in order to examine the foot in fear that it might be dying. All seemed well with the foot except it was almost florescent green in the center. I placed on top of some rock, it then started to open so I feed it along with the other one. It has now expanded to 2x the normal size almost 10" diameter.
Is my LFS
correct and the condy does not require a lot of light? Am I just flirting with disaster down the road? If the condy or another anenome will do well in my tank I would like to add another as they are relatively inexpensive at my LFS
. Are there any other anenomes that will do well in my tank without adding additional lighting?
Any thoughts appreciated.