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Old 01-27-2005, 06:26 PM   #1
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clown/bta

Hey,
Got a pink BTA last week but my clown is totally not interested. Is there any way to get him interested or just waiT?
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Old 01-27-2005, 06:33 PM   #2
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Some Clowns and Anemones are not compatible...
this lists what is and what isn't... it might be your problem... however if it isn't it is more than likely just getting used to the fact that the anemone is there and needs to acclimate to its presence

False Percula Clown
Amphiprion ocellaris Carpet anemone,
Ritteri (Maroon) anemone
Saddle anemone
Bubble anemone

Percula Clown
Amphiprion percula Carpet anemone,
Ritteri (Maroon) anemone
Saddle anemone
Bubble anemone

"Sebae" Clown
Amphiprion clarkii Sebae anemone
Long Tentacle anemone
Ritteri (Maroon) anemone
Carpet anemone
Saddle anemone
Bubble anemone

Tomato Clown
Amphiprion frenatus Bubble anemone
Long Tentacle anemone
Sebae anemone

Maroon Clown
Premnas biaculatus Ritteri (Maroon) anemone
Bubble anemone
Long Tentacle anemone

Pink Skunk Clown
Amphiprion perideraion Long Tentacle anemone
Sebae anemone
Ritteri (Maroon) anemone
Carpet anemone
Saddle anemone
Bubble anemone
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Old 01-28-2005, 06:27 AM   #3
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That actually doesn't matter. Even if given a natural species to host, there's no guarantee the clowns will host the anemone. Bulbs and long tentacle anemones are largely accepted as substitutions to clowns that naturally host a different species. Example: Occelaris clowns naturally host carpet and ritteri anemones, however will host a bulb or long tentacle. Clowns have been seen to host things that are completely different such as a fake plant or an algae magnet...lol They'll try to feed it too!!

So, it really depends on the individual fish. Give it time. If the clown finally hosts the anemone, great. If not then it's nothing more than what one might call a disappointment, but both will live just fine without each other.

FYI...Carpet and Ritteri Anemones are rather difficult. Read about them first before attempting to keep these species.
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Old 01-28-2005, 06:47 AM   #4
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Give them time - it might happen.

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You can try the picture technique as mentioned in another post by me [url]http://aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=41771&highlight=[\url]

Someone brought up an interesting point about clowns and their natural host. They said maybe those anemones are their natural host because that's whats only available to them in the wild and they don't have a lot of choices to pick from. Clowns have shown in capitivity to choose host that are not their natural host because that's what available in their aquarium at that time.

Hope your clown will choose your BTA as a host
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You can try the picture technique as mentioned in another post by me http://aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic....1771&highlight

Someone brought up an interesting point about clowns and their natural host. They said maybe those anemones are their natural host because that's whats only available to them in the wild and they don't have a lot of choices to pick from. Clowns have shown in capitivity to choose host that are not their natural host because that's what available in their aquarium at that time.

Hope your clown will choose your BTA as a host
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