A picture of a bubble tip anemone.

My First Bubble Tip Anemone

This was my first bubble tip anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor). It had the most beautiful colors, a kind of metallic green with nice pink tips that really bubbled.

This is the same specimen as the one seen with a porcelain crab in another post.

A picture of a bubble tip anemone.

My first bubble tip anemone.

This bubble tip anemone has lived in my display tank for about 8 years when they eventually died when the tank has experienced some major problems.

Fortunately it has split several times, and I have both sold pieces of it and even gave away some.

I was told at least on one occasion that a bubble tip anemone being sold in a Marine Aquarium Society of Toronto auction was a piece of this guy. So it has apparently continued to split in other people’s tanks.

So even if the “original” has died there are probably many copies of this bubble-tip anemone still living in various reef aquariums.

Sea anemones don’t really age, they just get bigger and then split into two. They appear to be immortal.

Further Readings:

Bubble-tip anemone on Wikipedia.
Negligible senescence on Wikipedia.
Last updated: December 17, 2015

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