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    Red carpet anemones are one of the most exotic clownfish-hosting anemone on the reef. I had lusted for brilliant Red Sea blue and purple carpet anemones for a decade before i found out about the existence of this fascinating reef creature in a bright red coloration, I still remember the time and place, and when I first saw a colossal specimen of red Stichodactyla haddoni.

    I’ve still yet to see a red carpet anemone in the wild, but the next best thing is seeing a specimen living in a semi-outdoor reef pond, at Bali Aquarium. I saw how how this red carpet anemone looked when it arrived in average condition about 6 weeks ago. In the intervening time, with good flow, stable conditions and plenty of room to stretch out, the S. haddoni has blossomed into an awesome specimen.

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    This red carpet anemone is looking incredible under filtered daylight, helping to bring out an even mix of chromatic and fluorescent pigments in a way that makes the red color pop from across the Bali Aquarium coral compound. We still love our blue carpet anemones and yellow carpet anemones have a lot going on for them too, but there’s quite simply no other animal on the whole frigging reef is redder than red carpet anemones.

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