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Old 07-31-2011, 02:53 AM   #1
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Anyone know any tricks to get Clown host Anemone?

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I've had this Magnificent Anemone for a few days and my tank raised Oscill. Clown pays it no attention....
I couldn't place the Anemone where the clown currently sleeps due to lack of room...
Any tips to lure her to her new (very expensive) home?
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:45 AM   #2
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There are no tricks. They will either use the anemone as their host or they won't. It's a 50/50 shot.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:08 AM   #3
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Yes there are, u can put the clowns and the nem in a bucket and leave them in it until the clowns go into it, then they shud host it!
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There are no tricks. They will either use the anemone as their host or they won't. It's a 50/50 shot.
+1 very true.

But when I want to give them a higher chance at hosting ... When I first buy the clown I buy the anemone, and put them in the same bag while acclimating them to the tank....... But that might be late in your case......
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:32 PM   #5
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Yes there are, u can put the clowns and the nem in a bucket and leave them in it until the clowns go into it, then they shud host it!
I have found that this often does work! Not all the time, but usually!
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:14 PM   #6
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Hi,
I've had this Magnificent Anemone for a few days and my tank raised Oscill. Clown pays it no attention....
I couldn't place the Anemone where the clown currently sleeps due to lack of room...
Any tips to lure her to her new (very expensive) home?
2 attachments - anemone home and clown hovering over it's host sandbend ( where the anemone won't fit)
This is going to sound stupid,but I have heard it actually works sometimes.Find a picture on the Internet of your color clown hosting in an anemone and tape it to the glass closet to where your anemone is and wait and see
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:55 PM   #7
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I've heard of ricksreefs Suggestion before, though I've never tried it. It took my clown a month to host my long tentacle anemone. While it only took 3 days to host a bubble tip
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:29 AM   #8
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Thanks for advise everyone.
There's no chance of getting the nem out of the tank to try the bucket trick. It's well and truly anchored.
I'm tying the picture angle. As you can see from pic.
If it fails I will get an ocean caught clown an it should dive straight in and lure my existing clown in.
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This is so funny and weird but I love that idea!!! Wondering I it's gonna work.
Let's wait and see
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I think just being patient is the best action for now, I had cinnamon clowns and after a few months picked up a green carpet anemone. It took a while but they hosted it. It takes time to happen, my clowns would go look at the nem and get a sting then avoid it for days but over time their immunity built up and their investigations got more frequent till finally they moved in. It was actually pretty funny to watch.
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