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Heteractis magnifica (Magnificent sea anemone)

Synonyms: Actinia magnifica; Antheopsis ritteri; Corynactis magnifica; Helianthopsis mabrucki; Helianthopsis ritteri; Heteractis magnifica; Heteractis ritteri; Radianthus mabrucki; Radianthus paumotensis; Radianthus ritteri; Ropalactis magnifica

Wikipedia Abstract

Heteractis magnifica, also known by the common names magnificent sea anemone or Ritteri anemone, is a species of sea anemone that lives in the Indo-Pacific area, and can grow up to 1 metre (3 feet) in diameter in the wild. It can be kept in aquaria but is considered one of the most challenging species to keep healthy. They require very strong lighting and very high chaotic flow. They will not survive in tanks with any presence of nitrites or nitrates.
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Shelter for 
Amphiprion akallopisos (skunk-stripe anemonefish)[1]
Amphiprion clarkii (Yellowtail clownfish)[1]
Amphiprion ocellaris (Clown anemonefish)[1]
Amphiprion percula (clown fish)[1]
Amphiprion perideraion (White-maned anemonefish)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Cameron Park Zoo
Florida Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Rotterdam Zoo
Tallinn Zoo



Species recognized by Fautin D.G., 2001-10-15, Hexacorals: Hexacorallians of the World in Catalog of Life 2011
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Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011