Phymanthus Pulcher or P. Muscosus or P. species or Sea anemone of the sand

Latin name
Phymanthus Pulcher/P. Muscosus/P. sp.
Common name
Sea anemone of the sand
Principle 12 cm. In Aquarius 3/5 cm.
Values of the water
Temp. 24/27 Densit 1022/1024 PH 8,4

Small or Antozoo small hermit, of the order of the Attiniari, sub. Phymanthidi; enough colorful and decorative, it comes from the Indian ocean and the Pacific ocean.
Sessile and completely lacking in a skeletal support, fills with earth, preferibilmente through a small sand layer, catching up the below solid layer on which fixed by means of an adhesive disc said foot.
On the surface of the sand the boccale opening of variable color from the rose to the brown, encircled from one is opened crown of short tentacles.
The tentacles, traslucidi and opalescenti, of variable color from the rose to ocher can be or smooth or piumosi; they are covered from urticanti cells, said "cnidoblasti" and come uses you from the animal is like defense that for procurarsi the food.
Much sturdy one, for being an invertebrate, a lot adapted to the Aquarius of barrier in cohabitation with other urticanti invertebrates.

Not advisable, instead, to approach it to other invertebrates that could be ustionati from its 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.
Some variet are equipped of alghe simbionti from which obtain part of the maintenance but all are carnivorous and predatrici, nutrono of all us that it arrives to capacity of its urticanti tentacles: it is mangime dry is dept freeze: artemie or chironomus.
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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