Originally Posted by Devilishturtles
What type of lighting do you have and how long has the tank been set up?
The tank has been set up for...about 5-6 months now. I just got fish two weeks ago.
I have 2x65 watt PC
lighting. 130 watts total.
Your lighting would be fine for a BTA (Entacmaea quadricolor
), preferabley a clone but I'd wait until at least late spring early summer before getting one.
The tank is still too young coupled with the fact it's new to you as well, I would suggest a little "seasoning" in both regards before attempting an invert as sensitive as an anemone.
Even though Heteractis magnifica
, Stichodactyla gigantea
and Stichodactyla mertensii
are the natural hosts; A. ocellaris
will easily adopt substitues. The corals some have mentioned would be the best alternative and IME
the best starting point especially when new to the hobby. Once the tank is stable and you progress, you might even find an anemone is not in the cards afterall.