Actinodendron sp. or Bollosa sea anemone of the sand

Latin name
Actinodendron sp.
Common name
Bollosa sea anemone of the sand
Principle 50 cm. In Aquarius 10/15 cm.
Values of the water
Temp. 24/27 Densit 1022/1024 PH 8,4

Large Antozoo hermit, of the order of the Actinodendronidi; colored and decorative it comes from the Indian ocean and the Pacific ocean.
Sessile and completely lacking in a skeletal support, lives completely threaded in the sand or the mud of the bottom by means of a conical foot of color clearly tending to the gray, the rose or the green; the coloration much conditioning from the feeding.

In top to the foot the boccale disc of the same color of the foot, encircled from one is found crown of large and long tentacles, in variable number between 10 and 45.
The tentacles are many frastagliati and covered very many vescicole; they are covered from urticanti cells, said "cnidoblasti" and come uses you from the animal is like defense that for procurarsi the food; its peculiar characteristic consists in the fact that in danger case pu to expel the water from the column and the tentacles disappearing in way repentina in the sand.

Much sturdy one, for being an invertebrate, a lot adapted to the Aquarius of barrier in cohabitation with other invertebrates and fish of small largeness.
Not advisable, instead, to approach it to other invertebrates that could be ustionati from its powerful urticanti cells or to bind together it to fish discs of a valve, like Hyppocampus, that they could come captured and it eats to you.
It prefers to arrange itself in a place medium illuminated and interested from one light water current.

Onnivoro, nutre of all us that it arrives to capacity of its urticanti tentacles: it is mangime dry is dept freeze: artemie or chironomus; if much large this anemone pu to be nourished also with pezzeti of fish or polpa of cozza.
Antozoo sturdy and easy to acclimatize itself, does not have particular requirements, regarding the other invertebrates, as far as the chemical and physical values of the water that must be filtered and be only very aereata.
They are however always advisable partial changes with sifonatura of the bottom and regular oligoelement additions and bioelementi.
For all these reasons would not have to never lack in the Aquarius of invertebrates of the principiante.


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