Originally Posted by RedLeggedHermit
here is a list of some of the questions i have concerning my anemone.
-i read somewhere that red legged reef hermits will eat my condy anemone. is this true. because ive got 4 of them in my tank with it!!
-why do anemones inflate themselves? what is the purpose?
-how bad is a condy's sting? how do you know if you will have a bad reaction or not? just get stung or what?
-does a condy move around the tank alot?
-if a clown is letting the anemone touch its tail and side does that mean it might be thinking about hosting it? it seams to be hanging around it alot more too.
Not sure about the red legged hermits, but I doubt it.
I believe one of the reasons they inflate is to create more surface area, and soak up more light.
Unless you have real sensitive skin, the anemones just seem sticky, that's the extent of their "sting". It is designed for much smaller organisms than humans.
And yes!, it sounds like the clown is taking a liking to your Nem. It is not unheard of, that a Condy host a clown. I had one do it for awhile. Any port in a storm, so to speak.