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Old 04-28-2004, 05:20 PM   #1
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Best anenoneme for clown fish

Is there a "best" anenoneme for clown fish?
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Old 04-28-2004, 05:24 PM   #2
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Yes.

Each breed of clown fish has a specifc family of anenome that its more likly to host in. Now let it be known a clown does not NEED an anenome and anenomes dont NEED clowns to survive in the captive enviorment.

I would give you a list of clowns and anenomes but I dont have that info off the top of my head. I would suggest the Clownfish book as a great reference.
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For example, A maroon clown's natural host i belive is a bubbletip anenome.
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Old 04-28-2004, 11:58 PM   #4
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would you happen to know the anemones that an ocellaris clown would bond with thanks
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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Old 04-29-2004, 11:44 AM   #5
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Ocellaris and percula clowns will host in a variety of corals, there is really no need to provide them with an anemone. I would recommend this in particular for you going by your signature. It would be much safer, as a new aquarist, to upgrade the lighting for your tank to support a hardy coral than attempt a delicate anemone. I've seen them in star polyps, button polyps, mushrooms, leather corals, LPS corals, xenia, and have read about them in many more.
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Old 04-29-2004, 01:22 PM   #6
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I have 80 pounds of live rock now and I got power compacts 260 watts I have to change my sig i will do that today thanks
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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What are the dimensions of the 60g? Regardless, the lighting is too low for any of the natural hosts of A. ocellaris. I think your best bet is soft corals, and I believe the clown would probably take to one of them as much as with upgrading the lights a little and trying a non-natural host like an E. quad. The condy has a remote chance even.
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would an ocellaris get along with a condy I have read no but i was hoping they were wrong my friend gave me on thanks
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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oh sorry you beat me to the post what types of soft corals would work with him and people told me that the lighting was good for an anemones god **** blasfamers well thanks I just bought these lights cause they we the only retrofit lights that would fit in my canopy my condy is doing great at least i think he is he was in the same spot for 7 days now he moved and is a little ferther from the lights more towards the bottom of the tank should i just leave him cause thats were he want to be well thanks again
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i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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Condy anemones are Atlantic varieties and require less light than the Pacific hosting anemones associated with clownfish, thus I suppose whoever told you that wasn't blatantly lying...just painting all anemones with one brush . It may also be o.k. for a BTA (E. quadricolor) placed higher in the tank.

There is no way to tell for sure if the clown will host in the condy, the only thing for sure is that they do not host them in nature so nothing is guaranteed. There is also no guarantee that any coral will be "the one" either, so I can only provide you with the list above that I have seen. FWIW, I have also seen them host rocks, algae, and powerheads .

For the condy specifically, if it is moving toward the bottom...let it. Needing less light, it should make itself at home where it is comfortable.
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