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Can the Ritteri anemone live in a saltwater aquarium?

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A Ritteri anemone can live in a saltwater aquarium; however, it is considered one of the most difficult species to care for. Ritteri anemone require at least a 50-gallon tank with moderate water movement and strong lighting.

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Can the Ritteri anemone live in a saltwater aquarium?
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The scientific name for Ritteri anemone is Heteractis magnifica, but it is also commonly known as the magnificent sea anemone. This species grows over 3 feet in the wild, but typically, it only grows to 1.5 feet in an aquarium. In the wild, the Ritteri anemone has a symbiotic relationship with clownfish. It was featured in the 2003 Pixar animated film "Finding Nemo."

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