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Old 10-18-2013, 01:43 PM   #11
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Clowns do not need to host, it is not guaranteed they will host. If you are not ready for a bubble tip In your tank mine host a frogspawn just fine. That's my 2 cents. Good luck
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:47 PM   #12
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Well they don't need to host an anemone. But they will host just about anything. Frogspawn, Xenia, etc...
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:54 PM   #13
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I have Xenia already but I do like the look of Frogspawn so I will try that first.

Many thanks for the suggestions !!!
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:07 PM   #14
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My tank bread clowns showed no interest in hosting until a while after they paired up. 7 or so months after I had them the hosted my hammer coral. You never know what will happen I guess.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:17 PM   #15
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You can do it now. Though I would definitely test for your nitrates and phosphates. If they're low enough and stable then you'll be good to go. BTA's are definitely the hardier of anemones.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:24 PM   #16
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I also have hammer coral but they show no interest in it but like you said who knows in the future. These clowns have only been together a few months now.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:27 PM   #17
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Float a plastic colander at the top of your tank. Tie it to your canopy using string so it can't sink. Add in your anemone and clowns. Remove the colander once the clowns start hosting for a day or two.

This is the best method I've used to get clowns to host. Much better than the picture taped to the side of the glass etc.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:29 PM   #18
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Or just let nature take its course and not add undue stress for the clowns.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:32 PM   #19
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do you have corals in the system? i was in a similar situation but i had some easy corals in my tank as well. so i knew it's good sign of maturity when my beginner corals are doing well and thriving.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:43 PM   #20
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Yes I have all easy corals (softies and mushrooms) and want to get to the more difficult stuff.
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