Originally Posted by Six-Line
Well when you look at them they have a very strong sting, and are extremely sticky. Not to mention they are notorious for killing and eating most fisk kept in the tank with them. Not to mention they need metal halide lighting (or at least it's recommended). So direct feeding will only help the anemone IMO
So basically what your suggesting is because they have a mouth and the ability to capture prey they should be fed and require it?
I highly disagree. Most Cnidaria
have mouth's and most if not all do not require feeding or intervention on the part of the hobbiest except to provide proper water chemistry and appropriate light. MH
is indeed recommended for this particular species but given the light intensity in this
particular instance, it would not be the case.
Anemone's in particular feed over 85% of their nutritional needs by converting zoothanthellae in it's tissues to sugars. The rest will typically be made up from supplimental debris/proteins from the water column. In the case of a captive system, this will most adequately be derived from the general feeding of fish. More than that will usually result in a large and fast growing animal or a dead one due to it's inability to adapt.
I am by no means suggesting you should not defend your position but IME
with many of these species, direct feeding is commonly one of the greater downfalls of captive care.