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Old 11-22-2004, 12:32 PM   #1
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clown host toadstool?

i know that clowns are not guarented to host anything, but how likely or who has had success with a clown hosting a toadstool? our new clown is a pretty small ocellaris. he did not have anything to host in the tank he came from but he always seems to be searching for a place to be. i saw him nudge a zoo colony once. i was thinking of trying a toadstool because my tank is not very old and i dont know if my lights would properly support an anenome in the long run

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Old 11-22-2004, 12:35 PM   #2
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Clowns have been known to host Toadstools and powerheads as well as other things.
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Old 11-22-2004, 01:20 PM   #3
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Most likely your clown was Tank Raised. Ask the pet store to be sure.

Tank Raised Clowns are not very likely to host anenomes or soft corals unless they become rather nervous. Then the natural instinct snaps in.

For example: I have a small male Tank Raised Ocellaris Clown that is constantly being harrased by his larger female counterpart. Because of this, he has started to "host" the Powerhead a bit. Soon, I will add an anenome and see if he will accept that.
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Old 11-22-2004, 02:27 PM   #4
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Two of my clowns host in my button polyps. It is crazy. I just added another anenome in there so hopefully they will jump in that soon. Thankfully the anenome settled down right next to the polyps. My other two clowns host in the other 2 BTA's I have in the tank.
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Old 11-22-2004, 09:46 PM   #6
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My pair of percs seek refuge in my two rose BTA, my torch coral, my hammer coral, my hairy mushrooms, my toad stool and my elegence. Whatever seems to be close to them. They are wild caught though. I did previously own a tank raised ocellaris that after months decided to take to my Rose BTA. So there is hope.
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this clown is tank raised and it took him almost a year to decide on the toadstool
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Depends on its personality... it may or may not host in a toadstool. Some people have trouble with getting it to host in an anemone
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my maroon jumped in my toadstool as soon as i put it in the tank
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you may have luck with anything you have over 4 watts per gallon...
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