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Old 11-22-2006, 04:52 PM   #1
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Clown Friendly Coral

At this point I only have a Pulsing Zenia and a few Mushroom Corals. Now I want to add a coral that has the best chance of having my O. Clowns interact with it. What coral(s) would be the best choice?

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There are no guarantees, they would host anything, clowns are clowns. I have heard of them hosting sand, the side of a tank, phs, and other things.

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My clown hosted this coral, I believe it's a type of Frogspawn? I bought it from a frag meet, so not sure exactly what it is. He loves the thing though, sleeps in it at night too. LOL
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I have a maroon that host a bubble coral and a tomato clown that host a Pagoda Cup. But as Scott said there is no guantee.
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Old 11-22-2006, 08:48 PM   #5
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I have a percula clown that was in a FO system for over 7 years. After a year in my reef, he has hosted to a frogspawn and a toadstool leather. He likes the frogspawn the best.

No guarantee though. Cool thing is that you can try more than one in your tank without the hassle of an anemone.
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My two clowns host my torch coral.


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Mine like to move around a lot. First the hosted a ph. Then they went to my zoo's, alveopora, xenia and now two different mushrooms. They each have their own bed at night. Kinda cool! But no guarantees! There is a pretty good chance it will host something though! I had a bta in my tank for a while and they wouldnt go near it.
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Old 11-24-2006, 02:27 AM   #8
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Frogspawn, Hammer, Galaxia, Toadstool, etc...
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PH, LR wont touch the plate or torch
some one forgot to tell the CB clowns about hostin LOL
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I hope you have better luck than I did....I got a beautiful (huge) torch coral, thinking my two clowns might possibly host it.....later a mushroom.....then a toadstool mushroom.....Oh no, it's a favorite piece of LR for them. What a couple of jokers those two are.

When you're successful be sure to get a pic...I'd enjoy seeing it.

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