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Old 02-20-2011, 09:11 PM   #1
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Best Anemone for Percs & B&W Ocelaris

I'm looking for suggestions for the pr of true percs and b&w ocellaris I will be purchasing this week.

I was also interested in frogspawn, but I'm not sure I can keep them.

I have 125 w soft corals and inverts now. Setting up a T5 system with 4 x80W bulbs (2 white, 1 blue, 1 purple). I don't dose any additional elements.

Will the light be sufficient for frog spawn? Will either species take to it?
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As far as an anenome they need a very mature tank of at least a year old. Very stable water parameters are needed. I`m also concerned that the clowns will damage the frogspawn. Being too rough with the branches will cause trauma and eventually brown jelly disease.
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Can you introduce the nems later and the clowns still host? Or is it better to introduce simultaneously?
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I think it is most likely they will find something to host. However when you get a nem you can train them to go. In the nem
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really with the issues your having or were having i would steer clear of anemones for now. and yeah clowns will still host it if its introduced afterwards
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I think it is most likely they will find something to host. However when you get a nem you can train them to go. In the nem
How do you train them?
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really with the issues your having or were having i would steer clear of anemones for now. and yeah clowns will still host it if its introduced afterwards
Agreed. What about the lighting?
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Forget about an anemone and just get the frogspawn. The clowns are just as likely to host that as a anemone, and a frogspawn works better in a tank than an anemone (IMO).
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What I did to train them was put the nem in a cup with a rock in it so it will attach it's foot to something, then put it in a smaller container with holes in it and place it in the aquarium with the clowns and the nem in it. It forces the clowns to run up against the tentacles and before long they are hosting. I did that and it worked right away
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What I did to train them was put the nem in a cup with a rock in it so it will attach it's foot to something, then put it in a smaller container with holes in it and place it in the aquarium with the clowns and the nem in it. It forces the clowns to run up against the tentacles and before long they are hosting. I did that and it worked right away
You have a pic of the 2nd container?
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