Green Bubble Anemone

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Due to the nature of corals colours may vary slightly.

Green Bubble Anemone, Entacmaea quadricolor

  • Common Name: Green Bubble Anemone
  • Latin Name: Entacmaea quadricolor
  • Distribution: Indo-Pacific region
  • Max Size: Up to 12 inches (30 centimetres) in diameter
  • Temperature Range: 75-80°F (24-27°C)
  • pH Range: 8.1-8.4
  • KH Range: 8-12 dKH
  • Care Level: Moderate to difficult (delicate)
  • Lighting Preference: Moderate to high-intensity lighting
  • Preferred Food: Photosynthetic and supplemented with mysis, brineshrimp, or plankton
  • Behaviour: Symbiotic relationship with photosynthetic algae and clownfish can move to find preferred conditions.
  • Suitable for Reef Tanks: Generally yes, but can be delicate, potential to sting nearby coral and can be risk with small/ slow moving fish/critters
  • Interesting Facts: The Green Bubble Anemone, known for its striking colouration, exhibit diverse tentacle shapes and can host clownfish or anemone crabs

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The Green Bubble Anemone, scientifically identified as Entacmaea quadricolor, is a captivating marine invertebrate. This particular species is highly coveted for saltwater aquariums due to its enchanting colouration and intriguing behaviour.

Similar to other Bubble Tip Anemones, these creatures showcase two types of tentacle growth, either bulbous or straight, and can display a wide array of captivating shades. The diversity in colouration is truly remarkable. Since both genetics and the environment play significant roles in shaping their appearance, each green bubble anemone is unique. These Green Bubble anemones often flaunt vibrant hues of: white, blue, green, yellow or a mix of hues, ranging from light to dark shades. Making them a visually striking addition to any aquarium.

Taxonomy and Identifying Features

Belonging to the phylum Cnidaria, Entacaea quadricolor possesses characteristic features such as specialized cells called cnidocytes, which house nematocysts – tiny harpoon-like structures used for defence and capturing prey. When triggered, nematocysts discharge, injecting venom into their prey or predators. Cnidarians typically exhibit radial symmetry, with body parts arranged symmetrically around a central axis.

Natural Habitat

Green Bubble Anemones are found in the Indo-Pacific region, inhabiting shallow reef environments with stable water conditions. Their natural habitat consists of rocky or sandy substrates within coral reefs, where they can anchor themselves to avoid strong currents and seek adequate light for their symbiotic relationship with photosynthetic algae.

Keeping Green Bubble Anemone Healthy

Maintaining ideal water parameters is crucial for their health. They thrive in established aquariums with stable conditions, including temperature around 75-80°F (24-27°C), pH between 8.1-8.4, and moderate water flow.

Adequate water flow ensures the distribution of nutrients and oxygen throughout the anemone’s body. It helps carry essential nutrients, dissolved gases, and particles to the anemone’s tentacles and the symbiotic algae residing within its tissues. Proper water flow also assists in carrying away metabolic waste products produced by the anemone. Efficient water circulation helps prevent the build up of waste around the anemone, maintaining a cleaner environment and reducing the risk of potential harm or stress.

Adequate lighting is essential, typically requiring moderate to high-intensity lighting for the symbiotic algae’s photosynthesis. Anemones may move around the tank seeking preferred conditions, especially when initially introduced.

Special Requirements and Feeding

Green Bubble Anemones have a symbiotic relationship with photosynthetic algae but also feed small meaty items or zooplankton that they capture with their tentacles. While they can obtain nutrients through photosynthesis, supplemental feeding aids their health. Offer either frozen or live foods, or pellets. Directly target feeding using a feeding stick or feeder is effective to administer food near their tentacles.

How Many Should I Keep

Green Bubble Anemones will happily live alongside each other.

Suitable Tank Mates

Compatible tank mates include most marine livestock. They generally do not bother or are bothered by anything, although they can sting corals when they are on the move. There may be some risk with some small or slow moving fish or critters, if they accidently get caught by the tentacles. Feel free to give us a call with any questions. To observe fascinating natural behaviours, consider having some clownfish or porcelain crab to host in your anemone.

Symbiotic Relationship with algae

The symbiotic relationship between Green Bubble Anemones (Entacmaea quadricolor) and algae, specifically photosynthetic zooxanthellae, is crucial for their survival. These anemones harbour these microscopic algae within their tissues, providing a protected environment where the algae can thrive. In return, the algae photosynthesize, converting sunlight into energy and producing nutrients, such as glucose and oxygen, which benefit the anemone.

The anemone’s tentacles, expanded to capture light, allow the embedded algae to access sunlight for photosynthesis. The produced sugars and oxygen from this process are utilized by the anemone, contributing to its energy needs and overall health. Additionally, the relationship offers protection to the algae from predation or harsh environmental conditions.

Symbiotic Relationship with Clownfish and Crabs

Green Bubble Anemones and clownfish species, like the Ocellaris or Percula, share a symbiotic relationship. Clownfish gain protection from predators among the anemone’s stinging tentacles, while they, in turn, provide food scraps and help circulate water around the anemone. The same dynamic exists between anemones and anemone crabs.


These anemones reproduce both sexually and asexually. Asexual reproduction occurs through pedal laceration, where the anemone divides itself. Sexual reproduction involves the release of eggs and sperm into the water, forming larvae that settle and grow into new anemones. Being able to reproduce by both methods is extremely advantageous to the anemone. The ability to clone allows the anemones to colonise favourable areas relatively quickly, as they are not dependent on the availability of a partner. where as sexual reproduction ensures genetic variability through the combination of genetic material from two parents. This genetic diversity enhances the potential for adaptation to changing environmental conditions, increasing the species’ chances of survival.


The Green Bubble Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor) is a visually stunning marine creature found in the Indo-Pacific region, known for its diverse tentacle shapes and vibrant colours. Belonging to the Cnidaria phylum, it possesses specialized cells housing nematocysts used for defence and prey capture. Thriving in stable water conditions within shallow reef environments, they require specific parameters (75-80°F temperature, pH 8.1-8.4, moderate water flow) for optimal health. Adequate water circulation and sufficient lighting is important. These anemones sustain themselves by a combination of photosynthesis and capturing small prey, benefiting from supplemental feeding for overall well-being.

Suitable tank mates include clownfish species and peaceful fish or invertebrates. There can be some risk with small or slow moving creatures if they get caught up. Their symbiotic relationship with clownfish, aiding each other’s protection and providing mutual benefits, is a significant aspect. Reproduction occurs through both asexual means for rapid multiplication and sexual reproduction for genetic diversity, ensuring adaptability to changing environmental conditions.

1 review for Green Bubble Anemone

  1. Marc P (verified owner)

    Was very happy with what I received!!! once it was ordered I was told every step of the way the process it was in at the time and delivery was on time and very quick which was nice the anemone turned up very healthy and is a lovely addition to my tank I will most definitely be ordering from abyss aquatics a lot more just from the packaging the livestock came in was second to none and even to a small personal message made it really nice and to me made me think they really do care about the livestock they are selling and the buyers also. Its a five stars from me and a big thumbs up!!! from my experience I would highly recommend anyone to purchase from abyss aquatics.

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Dry Goods Delivery.

The store has provided information regarding their order dispatch and estimated delivery times. Here are the key details:

  1. Dispatch Timeframe: Orders placed before 2pm will be dispatched on the same day. Orders placed after 2pm will be dispatched on the next working day.
  2. Delivery Date and Time Guarantee: While the store aims to dispatch orders promptly, they cannot guarantee a specific delivery date and time. As the delivery process relies on couriers, there may be factors beyond their control that could affect the delivery timeframe.
  3. 1st Class Mail: For orders sent via 1st Class mail, the aim is to have them delivered on the next working day after dispatch.
  4. 2nd Class Mail: Orders sent via 2nd Class mail typically take approximately 2-3 working days for delivery after dispatch.
  5. APC Next Day Delivery: APC Next Day delivery is available for UK mainland postcodes. It is usually delivered on the next working day after dispatch. However, please note that items being delivered to more remote areas may require additional time for delivery.

It’s important to keep in mind that while the store strives to provide efficient delivery services, unforeseen circumstances or external factors could potentially impact delivery times. For further details or specific inquiries about delivery, customers should refer to the store’s terms and conditions or contact the store directly.

Livestock Delivery.

The store maintains specific policies regarding the delivery of livestock. Here are the key points:

  1. Licensed Livestock Courier: The store exclusively uses a licensed livestock courier for shipping fish and coral. This approach is chosen to ensure responsible and ethical transportation of the livestock.
  2. Livestock Shipping Fee: The livestock shipping fee charged to customers of £19.99 does not cover the true cost, and therefore, there is a minimum spend requirement of £30.00 before the option for livestock shipping becomes available.
  3. Pre-Arranged Delivery: The store never ships livestock without first arranging a suitable delivery day. Before dispatching the livestock, the store must confirm the agreed-upon delivery day with the customer.
  4. Saturday Delivery Confirmation: Customers who choose Saturday delivery must have their availability confirmed for the upcoming Saturday before the store sends out the livestock. This confirmation ensures that the livestock can be received promptly.
  5. Failure to wait for livestock: Not waiting for livestock, even if there is a reasonable delay, or cancelling an order after it has been dispatched will lead to you incurring charges for an emergency return to the base. Additionally, any losses of livestock will also be charged to you. Please be aware that the items you are ordering are living creatures – livestock. We kindly ask that you refrain from ordering livestock if you are unable to accommodate the possibility of a delayed delivery.

    These terms and conditions are a fundamental aspect of our policy. Our primary goal is to dissuade individuals who could react negatively to a delayed delivery and subsequently request order cancellations. It is of utmost importance to underscore that your order pertains to living creatures, not mere inanimate objects. In the event of an occasional delay, it is crucial that you respond in a rational and responsible manner, taking into account the welfare of the livestock. We kindly request that you refrain from placing an order for livestock if you tend to react strongly to such situations. By proceeding with the order of livestock, you indicate your acceptance and agreement to abide by these specified terms and conditions.

  6. Signature Requirement: Livestock deliveries require a signature upon receipt and cannot be left in a safe location. This precaution ensures proper handling and the well-being of the livestock.
  7. Geographic Restrictions: The courier has strict geographic restrictions for livestock deliveries. Unfortunately, deliveries to Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly, Channel Islands, and certain Scottish offshore postcodes may not be possible. Customers are encouraged to contact the store via email to confirm if livestock delivery is available in their area.
  8. Minimum Order Value and Order Cancellations: The store has a minimum order value of £30 for livestock shipping. Additionally, the store reserves the right to cancel orders that are deemed high-risk or involve a high number of single tropical freshwater fish species.

It is essential for customers to familiarize themselves with these policies before making a purchase. For more detailed information or specific inquiries, customers should consult the store’s terms and conditions or reach out to the store directly for clarification.

Livestock Geographical Exemptions.

The store has specific geographical exemptions for livestock deliveries. Here is a list of the areas and postcodes where livestock delivery is not available:

  1. Islands: Livestock cannot be delivered to the Shetlands, Channel Islands, and Isle of Man.
  2. Postcodes: Livestock delivery is not available to the following postcodes:
  • AB30 to AB39, AB41 to AB45, AB51 to AB56
  • DD8 to DD10
  • BT all
  • DG3 to DG9, DG12 to DG14
  • KA18 to KA19, KA26, KA29 to KA30
  • HS all
  • IM all
  • JE all
  • ZE all
  • KW15 to KW17
  • TD9
  • FK17 to FK21
  • GY all
  • KA26, to KA28
  • PA20 to PA38, PA41 to PA49, PA60 to PA61, PA76 to PA78
  • TR21, to TR25
  • PH3 to PH26, PH30 to PH44
  • IV all

Customers residing in these areas should be aware that livestock delivery is not available to their location.

We can ship livestock to the Isle of Wight, this area is subject to a surcharge.

For further information or specific inquiries about livestock delivery to a particular area, customers are advised to contact the store directly for clarification.


According to the store’s policy, customers have the right to cancel an order within 14 working days of receiving the goods. To initiate the cancellation, the goods must be returned to the store in new and unused condition, adhering to their Returns Policy.

Important points regarding the return process are as follows:

  1. Return Condition: The goods must be returned in new and unused condition, as originally received. It is important to ensure that the goods are in the same condition as when they were sent out.
  2. Return Timeframe: The goods must be received by the store within 21 days of notifying them about the cancellation. During this time, customers are responsible for any loss or damage that may occur during the return shipping process.
  3. Refund Process: Once the store receives the goods in new and unused condition, they will initiate the refund process. The purchase price will be refunded to the customer.
  4. Return Condition Inspection: If the returned goods arrive in a condition that is less than what they were sent out in, the store reserves the right to return the goods to the customer, and no refund will be processed.

It is essential for customers to carefully review the store’s Returns Policy and follow the specified procedures to ensure a smooth and successful return and refund process. For more detailed information or specific inquiries, customers should consult the store’s terms and conditions or contact the store directly.


According to the store’s return policy, the following guidelines should be followed for returning goods:

  1. Use Returns Form: Customers need to use the store’s provided returns form to initiate the return process. This form helps the store acknowledge that the goods are being sent back.
  2. Return for Testing: If the goods are being returned for testing, the customer is responsible for covering the return shipping expenses.
  3. Refund of Postage Fees: The store will only refund postage fees if the order arrives damaged or becomes faulty within the first 4 weeks of purchase. Proof of posting is important, and customers should ensure the goods are well-packed and obtain proof of posting as the goods remain their responsibility until received by the store.
  4. Refund of Postage Costs for Replacement: If goods are being returned within 7 days of purchase under the Replacement Policy, the store can refund postage costs. However, the customer needs to agree on a delivery service with the store in advance, and only standard or tracked shipping fees will be refunded. The store cannot refund the cost of any special delivery service.
  5. Non-Refundable Postage: Postage costs for goods returned for any other reason than those mentioned above are non-refundable. The store reserves the right to deduct the original postage cost from any applicable refund.
  6. Mistaken Purchases: If a customer has made a mistake in their purchase, they need to return the goods to the store. The customer is responsible for the return shipping costs in such cases.

It is important for customers to carefully follow the store’s return procedures and terms and conditions. For further details or specific inquiries, customers should refer to the store’s website or contact the store directly.


If customers receive faulty goods, the following guidelines apply according to the store’s policy:

  1. Notification of Faulty Goods: Customers must notify the store within 7 working days if they receive faulty goods. This notification should be made as soon as possible.
  2. Replacement Parts: If possible, the store will dispatch replacement parts for the faulty goods.
  3. Return of Goods: If replacement parts are not possible, the store may request customers to return the faulty goods in accordance with their Returns Policy. The specific return procedures and conditions should be followed.
  4. Verification of Damage: Once the store receives the returned goods, they will verify the damage. If the damage is confirmed, the store will supply the required replacements.
  5. Return Postage Costs: If the goods returned to the store are found to be in good working order, the store is not able to refund the return postage costs. Additionally, the store reserves the right to deduct their original postage cost from any applicable refund.
  6. Consequential Loss or Damage: The store cannot take responsibility for any consequential loss or damage that arises directly or indirectly from the goods supplied.

Customers should carefully review and adhere to the store’s Returns Policy and procedures for returning faulty goods. For further clarification or specific inquiries, customers should consult the store’s terms and conditions or contact the store directly.

Manufacturer’s Guarantees

The store works in collaboration with manufacturers to ensure that their guarantees are honored, and they make their best efforts to resolve issues within the warranty period. The following guidelines apply to refunds and replacements:

  1. Postage Costs under Manufacturer’s Guarantee: Postage costs can only be refunded if the goods are returned to the store within 7 days of the original purchase, as per the manufacturer’s guarantee.
  2. Refund of Postage Costs for Faulty Goods: The store will refund postage costs for guarantee/warranty returns only if the product becomes faulty within the first 4 weeks of receipt.
  3. Replacements with Manufacturer Authorization: Replacements, whether parts or goods, can only be offered when authorized by the manufacturer. Customers should contact the store for further guidance in such cases.
  4. Prior Approval for Returns: Goods should not be returned to the store without prior approval. Customers need to contact the store and obtain approval before returning any items.
  5. Replacement of Glass or Ceramic Items: Glass or ceramic items can only be replaced if the store is notified within 48 hours of receiving the delivery.
  6. Replacement of Glass Bulbs/Tubes: Glass bulbs or tubes can only be replaced if they become faulty within 14 days.

Customers should note and adhere to these guidelines to ensure a smooth and efficient resolution of any issues with their purchased items. For specific inquiries or further information, customers are advised to refer to the store’s terms and conditions or contact the store directly.


According to the store’s policy, customers have the following responsibilities regarding breakages:

  1. Checking Goods on Arrival: It is the customer’s responsibility to thoroughly check the goods upon arrival for any damage. This should be done before signing for the parcel. If the parcel appears damaged, it is advised not to sign for it.
  2. Reporting Breakages: Any breakages or damages must be reported to the store within 48 hours of receiving the goods. It is important to promptly notify the store to initiate the resolution process.

By carefully inspecting the goods upon arrival and reporting any breakages within the specified timeframe, customers can ensure that appropriate actions are taken to address the issue. For specific instructions on reporting breakages or further information, customers should refer to the store’s terms and conditions or contact the store directly.