Sebae Anemone :
Sebae Anemone is also known as Leathery Sea Anemone. Its scientific name is Heteractis Crispa. This Anemone is the most universally imported sea anemone. These species of Anemone is host to 14 different species of clownfish. They use their poisonous cells or nematocyst found in their tentacles to sting and prevent from threats or attacks and use them to grasp their prey
Sebae Anemone Habitat :
They are found in waters at depths of 15 to 150 feet. They are found deeply stuck in rock crevices with only the oral disc and tentacles visible. They are usually found with clownfish.
Sebae Anemones Appearance :
The Sebae Anemone or Leather Anemone or Heteractis crispa has a violet-brownish or gray appearance in general, depending on the concentration of its algae, Zooxanthallae. It has a somewhat leathery look, thus it is known as Leather Anemone. The sticky foot at the bottom of the pedal column is used to hold various surfaces. They also use their foot to travel around if conditions are not perfect. The foot is much larger compared to other anemones. There are up to 850 tentacles on the oral disc. They can be a brownish-gray, or green. The tentacles are very lengthy and narrow at the tip. Tentacles are all over the surface of the oral disc.
Sebae Anemones Life Cycles :
This species of Anemones can grow up to 35 cm, but it is unknown how long they survive. Some anemones are generally hundreds of years old in their natural habitat, and in captivity some have been known to last 70 years or more than that.
Sebae Anemones Diet :
The Sebae Anemone is a carnivore creature. In their natural habitat, these anemones are well equipped with nutrition for their well-being. They obtain daily nutrition from their symbiotic algae known as Zooxanthellae that is found within their tissues. They take nutrients from the water around them and feed on the wastes from resident animals like Clownfish.
Sebae Anemones Compatibility and Social Behaviors :
All anemones are partially aggressive and they are movable, although a happy Sebae Anemone will stay stable once they find a place to settle. It is often been recommended not to put anemones in a reef surroundings since corals get injured by the sting tentacles of theseAnemone.
Sebae Anemones Breeding and Reproduction :
This Anemone usually does not breed in captivity. Anemones usually multiply by sexual and asexual means. One way of breeding in known as fission, in which they actually divide in half from the mouth to form a clone, though the clone is its own animal, and they look-alike. They will also breed by means of male and female sex glands or find a different anemone of the opposite sex.
Sebae Anemones Care :
In captivity you can feed your Sebae Anemone with fresh shrimp, fish or mussel. This variety of food is very good for this Anemone, as they gain different dietary needs from these meats. Generally, large anemones need food daily, while average sized anemones need to be fed four times a week, and the smaller ones need to be fed two to three times a week.