Here's my little personal anemone rant again. Sorry but I just have to keep doing it.
I found this posted in another forum. Good info. Anyone thinking of getting an anemone should read this first. At least you should be informed about what is going on with anemones.
I have read this and found that there is some trueness to this but also highly disagree for the most part.. It is not the mainly the aquarist that is killing them off.. Most of the issues lies with collection and transportation.. A major majority is that Most LFS
stores will sell an Anemone to anyone no matter lighting or age of the tank... If we aquarists research and do our part 110% to care for a creature that we have purchased the only thing that should cause these to die are the sole fact of Collection/transportation methods... the facts that most anemones die is true but that is also based on past metods of keeping them.. With technology different now then when that study was made there are many that are able to keep anemones long term... Back then when those studies were produced MH
lights were only for the SERIOUS ppl such as zoos, Ect... If they were to rerun those studies there would be completely different results... I must state and Stress that if you get any anemone you should read and read and read.. If you still must realy on others as to weather or not you should buy one then you are not ready.. I reasearched mine for about 6 months prior to getting one.. It has stayed alive and Thriving for 1 month already Wooo Hooo.. It has not move at all since it was placed in the tank.. Research and Devotion is the only method that we can use to keep wild caught anemones alive... There will always be a demand for them.. Think 10-15yrs ago.. Kepping SW
fish was extremely hard.. Hardy fish were dying left and right.. Here we are today raising, Breeding and caring for these fish for many years just as if they were in the ocean..
Just my 2 Cents,