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Old 10-16-2003, 05:19 PM   #11
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I will tell you from experience. If you feed a carpet anemone phytoplankton or filter feeding foods only, they will starve to death. They don't have a good track record for longevity in aquariums anyway,,why make it even shorter?...

It looks like you got the description from LiveAquaria.com... If you were to look at other species as well, you will find they copied and pasted that into all of the anemone descriptions... It is a general care script.. Not by any means their natural diet...I will say that it is a waste of money to buy the phytoplankton unless you plan on feeding feather dusters or other inverts that will benefit from it...
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They cannot eat Phytoplankton...

The Carpet Anemone, Green has a green, blue-green color. It likes to eat filter feeding invert food, brine shrimp,
a few times per week, when open. The Stichodactyla haddoni is generally aggressive toward other tankmates. Many consider the Stichodactyla haddoni a high-maintenance specimen. Has strong lighting needs. The Green Carpet Anemone, Haddon's Carpet Anemone requires high water flow.

it says right here that it like to micro-plankton....what do you mean it can't eat phytoplankton???


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Stichodactyla sp. are fish eaters. They cannot eat Phytoplankton, they can't capture it, they can't digest it.

Silversides or Lancefish are the perfect food for these animals, and... they need a LOT of them.
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I would do research on other sites and not take my advice from places like marinedepot (which is where that info you listed came from) or liveaquaria. I have noticed they tend to give alot of wrong information.

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