Range and habitat Rose anemones live in the warm parts of the Pacific
Ocean, Indian Ocean and Red Sea.
Natural diet: Rose anemones use foods derived from photosynthesis
as well as meaty foods like small fish and shrimp.
Size / weight range: Rose anemones reach up to 12 inches (30
cm) in diameter.
Interesting facts: Rose anemones have a symbiotic relationship
with many species of anemonefishes such as the clownfish. Click
here to see the clownfish fact page. Anemones use tiny stinging cells
in their tentacles called "nematocysts" in order to stun their prey. These
nematocysts within these tentacles are also used as a defense mechanism.
One way the rose anemones reproduce is by splitting in two.