Thursday, August 2, 2007
This image taken at night shows the fluoresence this animal shows off with. This Tube Anemone, a Cerianthus, Arachnanthus or Pachycerianthus is found in all seas.
It must be fed on small planktonic foods. They can be a challenge to keep & are quite dangerous to other corals or giant clams. They create a tube in a deep sand bed or in a mud substrate, & need a space around them as large as the sweep of their tentacles. Anything inside that range is subject to being killed.
By clicking on this image you may see other views of this one, a very interesting animal in my collection.