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Old 08-21-2011, 11:41 PM   #1
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So I have some Palys that I think are darth mahls. My clownfish hosted them and after a six month time a nice sized branched colony depleted to 5 polyps or so. I moved it to the back of my tank and they left it alone. Bought a piece today that is similar but a different shape. Same color pretty much. I placed it on the other side of the tank and wouldn't you know it, at it again. They never host anything else, just those. I know its a banghi in the pic but that's the colony.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:57 PM   #2
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My clowns almost hosted my elegance coral to death, it's just the nature of the beast. I had to give away the coral to save it. :-( There's not any way I know of to STOP them from hosting....
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Yeah, I sold a Duncan a while back because my percs hosted it. Then I gave those to my friend(scubasteve) and they hosted some xenia. I am now giving these to scuba and unfortunately I don't think I will get anymore clowns. Maybe later ill dedicate a tank with a nem for some but theres too much coral in my tank now for them. Who knows what a different pair will host. Not a chance ill take again.
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My clown has the choice between a hammer coral and a variety of mashrooms and decided it is better if he hosts his own reflection in the bow of the bow-front tank.
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My clown has the choice between a hammer coral and a variety of mashrooms and decided it is better if he hosts his own reflection in the bow of the bow-front tank.
Maybe that's my clowns sleep in the top corner of my bowfront lol
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Try picking up a cheap anemone and taping a pic of a clown hosting a nem to the tank. Have heard this works so
It may be worth a try. Better to try and strike out than not swing.
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Yes but to do that you need the lighting required to keep it alive...
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They might not even host a nem if you got one, it's hit or miss. Mine didnt but they did host the coral. Go figure...

I for sure wouldnt go out and just buy a nem for this purpose, their needs are great and then what do you do if the clowns dont host it? Thye arent the easiest thing to keep in a tank. pristine water, established tank and super lights are a must for them to begin with.
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Why don't you try a fake jelly nem? Iv see some realistic looking ones in my LFS!
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