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Old 08-15-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
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Best anemone for clowns to host in?

I have a pair of occelarus clowns- think that's how you spell it lol - I was just wondering which anemone is best for them to host, as I'm aware different clowns like different anemones, any advice will be appreciated !
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:05 PM   #2
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How old is your tank?
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If your tank is ready for one:
May adapt to Bubble Tip Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor) in aquariums.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:12 PM   #4
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It's about 1 year old, and I've had the clowns for about 4 weeks
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What kind of lighting do you have for your tank? Anemones need a strong light source.
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:58 AM   #6
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I agree with Jlsardina. Bubble tips would work.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:02 AM   #7
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I agree with Jlsardina. Bubble tips would work.
IMO I think clowns host whatever they want . Mine went from hosting my zoa colony to now hosting my gionopora ( which it doesnt like that much )
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BTA need stable water parameters, pristine water conditions and strong lighting. If I remember from previous post you have T5 and moon lights, that is not enough light for a BTA. Please only buy specimens that your tank will support and not specimens we want. You post previously that your nem you had for 4 months was dying and it was actually a Tourch Coral. Sorry but if you do not know the difference between a Tourch Coral and a BTA, you should do more research, also if your Tourch Coral died, you may have water issues and BTA's are a lot less tolerant than a Tourch Coral is. Not trying to be harsh but probably 80 percent of BTA bought never make it past 6 months due to the owner and or tank not ready.
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My BTA has been under 6 T5HO for 3 years now.
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I have 2 BTAs in my tank and a carpet nem. My clowns have no interest in their existence. And yes, I know there is a slim to no chance of hosting w/ a carpet nem most of the time. What is the only thing my clowns have hosted? The hair algae outbreak I had when it was still on going. Just because a nem is added to the tank doesn't mean that your clowns will run over to it and never leave its side. They'll do it if they feel like it.
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