I got this at the 2011 Lansing swap and it has grown bigger, taken on a blueish base color and developed striping patterns and multi-pointed tentacles.
Picture under 14k MH:
Picture under 14K MH and handheld white LED flashlight to highlight the tentacles:
Here it is under the T5 Blues:
The Rock Flower Anemone, also known as the Rock Anemone, is a member of the Phymanthidae family. Originating from the Caribbean, these anemones are found in a wide array of colors, with the oral disc often being a different color than the rest of the anemone. The oral disc lacks tentacles, and the tentacles are often beaded in appearance.
The Flower Anemone can live singly or in groups. They prefer to live on shaded, vertical rock walls, or within the substrate. They will bury most of their body in the sand, with only the oral disc and tentacles showing. These are fairly hardy anemones that will adapt to a wide variety of lighting conditions. These anemones tend not to wander about the aquarium and are a great addition to a reef aquarium.
The Flower Anemone is a carnivore, and requires meaty foods to survive. Offer mussels and freshly chopped fish meat, as well as high quality frozen foods. Adding iodine and trace elements to the aquarium will help the Flower Anemone thrive. (excerpt from liveaquaria.com)
These Rock Anemones are not Carnation Anemones. I feed mine a small chunk of raw shrimp about oncee every 3 weeks. Clowns will not host in them (I don't know about all clowns, but mine will not).
I have a good variety of fish, small to large, perchers & swimmers, and they have not been bothered by this rock anemone. I suspect that if any fish actually got into the anemone, it would not hesitate to eat it.
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