Originally Posted by mle421
if i get one that is only 2 inches will it be too big for my 10 gal
in 2 years? cause in less than two years i'll be upgrading to a bigger tank.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that it's not going to get to big for a 10 gallon in 2 years if you buy one that is two inches. Now let me clarify that by saying it probably won't hold 10 gallons of water in two years but it can get big enough to where you cany have anything else in the tank because believe it or not, bubbles have a super strong sting I'd say that the 2 in my tank have just as strong a sting as a frogspawn or hammer (one of my bubbles killed a rock anemone).
I think though that there are a few causes for concern as far as getting a bubble goes and they go like this (and these are just from my expierience so take them with a grain of salt).....1) at night they have these long sweeper tentacles that reach out and sting the crap out of anything they touch while they are trying to feed so if it were going in a 10 gallon they could probably go all the way accross the aquarium and sting pretty much anything they wanted to. 2) They have a pretty strong sting from what I've seen my big one has closed up my hammer a couple times because it got a little to close. 3) the polyp (the bubble) can grow onto surrounding rocks and make it nearly impossible to move so watch out how you have it sitting on the rocks. 4) oh, and you don't want a clown to get in it anyways..... they will close up and not look so hot.
Either way, go get one if you want one!!!!!! eventually I think that the bubble would get used to the clown trying to host it and just deal with it. when you go and pick it out though, look at how the bubble part is attached to the skeleton and make sure that it isn't damaged at all because if it is, it will probably die.
oh, here is a pic of one of mine