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Old 09/22/2018, 03:42 PM   #1
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Advice on Care & Feeding of Ritteri Anemone


I just got a large Ritteri anemone (Heteractis magnifica) and am looking for experience, recommendations, etc., on duration of light, how often to feed and what kind of foods to give.

He seems to be happy so far and is already hosting my two Ocellaris clowns.


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Old 09/23/2018, 09:22 PM   #2
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You should have asked these questions long before you got him. Humans
Give it stability, and food.

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Old 09/24/2018, 12:17 AM   #3
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There's a few threads on magnificas already.

They need a ton of light (PAR 300 - 500 seems to be a sweet spot). They are closer to the surface, so they tend to get more white light than blue.

They do like a lot of flow, and will seek that out.

Flat and smooth surface is what they like to attach to (so they'll prefer glass over a porous reef rock).

If you can keep SPS alive in the tank well, then a magnifica should be fine. Just note that they will kill most corals they touch and will walk around until it finds a good balance of light and flow.


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Old 09/24/2018, 02:10 PM   #4
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Usually given a high perch on rock, and not able to touch glass they tend to stay put reaching up for light.

The main key to keeping mag is bacterial infection they often come w/ on a newly shipped mag, so we always advise qt and observe for deflation of tentacles, and always have cipro ready for treatment should you see deflation, and that action needs to happen asap

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Old 10/04/2018, 06:46 PM   #5
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Assuming it’s healthy now, unless it’s bleached I wouldn’t feed it at all. I have 2 currently and have totally stopped feeding them. They get random bits of whatever I am feeding the fish but I really believe target feeding them is totally unnecessary. Just gives them a chance of getting bad food and it doesn’t really seem to provide a benefit unless you are trying to grow the anemone.

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