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Sea Nettles

  • Scientific name: Anemonia sulcata
  • Common name: Sea nettles, Sea Ortiguilla, Sea anemone
  • Size of the aquarium: four hundred litros
  • Temperament: peaceful
  • Temperature: 26ºC a 27ºC
  • pH: eight a eight.3
  • Diet: carnivorous
  • Length: Until 15 centimeters high


Sea nettles or ortiguillas of the sea, are the common name in Spain and Andalusia is given to the Anemonia sulcata, a kind of Anemone common family of Celentereos. The name given nettles, because as we all know, anemones have stinging cells at the edge of its tentacles. Although in this weblog we take care of talking about fish as pets, and in this case anemones as an integral part of a marine aquarium, sea ​​nettle has become very common because it is a fish species that occurs in aquaculture, and in most cases it ends at the tables of some prestigious restaurants.


Like all sea ​​anemones, sea ​​nettles are marine animals, although its appearance may seem the story, since most of the time is spent anchored on the rocks of the bottom of the sea. His body is cylindrical in shape with about three centimeters in diameter, and that You can measure up 15 centimeters high. Popular easy striking to view its tentacles are long, that move and oscillate with the flow of water from the sea. Coloration is light green tentacles, changes to violet at their ends. The column is brown coloration. They are quite primitive animals, a pedal called end disc, which serves to keep subject on rocks or even on the shells of some animals. At the other end they have the call oral disc through which ingest their prey, (Small fish and shellfish) who have previously succeeded in immobilizing with its tentacles equipped with stinging cells that paralyze their victims. Those same tentacles serve him as a defensive method, to avoid being attacked by their natural predators. Through the oral disk, dams pass its cavity gastrovascular, which it is responsible for all digestive functions of the animal.

Distribution and habitat

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Sea nettles or Anemonia sulcata, Anemones are themselves the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, although it is more common to find them in the warm waters of the Mediterranean. They live near the coast on rocks and stones, at depths not exceeding the 15 meters. They prefer areas that are not beaten by the waves.

Aquarium conditions

Sea anemones They are very easy to acclimate to a marine aquarium, having good oxygen saturation and with good presence of carbon dioxide, favoring the appearance of algae that give part of the nutrients they need, and which give it its characteristic color. We will provide the ideal conditions of life if:

  • The aquarium has about 400 liters
  • We maintain a temperature between 26ºC and 27ºC
  • The pH should be between 8 y eight.3
  • The salinity of the water should be maintained between 1024 Y 1026 g/cm3

It is very important to monitor the density of the water during the periodic changes, to avoid sharp variations in osmotic pressure, which could lead to the death of anemones.


Anemones in their natural state, consumen zooplankton, as well as small fishes and crustaceans that fall between its tentacles. In the aquarium the We can feed pieces artemias, as well as pieces of mussels, shrimp and fish.

Behavior and compatibility

anemones They are the perfect companion for clownfish waves damiselas, however it not appropriate to introduce species of small fish or crustaceans, that they may end up being part of your diet. There is some fishes, like the butterfly, they have no problem attacking and eating anemones. We'll have to decide whether or butterfly or anemones fish.


Although it seems typical plant, rather than animals, anemones can be played by division. If we dare to perform the operation, divide the copy by half, so that two copies are created entirely identical. The other way to play is sea nettles, having two copies of the opposite sex, but it is quite difficult to achieve in an aquarium.

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