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Old 09-30-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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Condy anemone and Clown fish

I got a condy anemone yesterday, it looks like it doing very well in the tank. Its about 2 inches in diameter and its tentacles are 3-4 inches. Its mouth seems huge...

I know its likely that my clown fish will not host it. But it keeps getting closer and closer. Should I be worried about the anemone eating it?

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If its mouth seems huge..... Meaning open.... Thats a very bad sign.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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Then what should I do to keep that from happening?
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The mouth gaping open usually means its not healthy.
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If it was healthy I do believe that it would eat your clown given the chance
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:27 PM   #6
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At the time the mouth wasn't gaping open. I was looking between the tentacles. But its alright, I am going to take it back.
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i have a saddleback hosting my condy and its never tried to eat any of my fish. but it loves the silverside its clown fish feeds it.
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i have a saddleback hosting my condy and its never tried to eat any of my fish. but it loves the silverside its clown fish feeds it.
I stand corrected.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:13 AM   #9
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there's always a chance though. just keep an eye on it. i had heard that they like to eat fish as well.

also if you want your clown to host it. a trick i used to get mine to host was played a video of the same kind of clown hosting a condy with a PSVita and just stood there and played it a few time through while holding the screen next to the glass where the clown could see. then left for a half hour and when i came back it was hosting! my clown had been hosting a different anemone before this though so that might have played a part. but its worth a try. i actually got the idea from people suggesting i tape a pic of a clown hosting onto the glass and leaving it there for a while. just make sure the video is of a clown actually touching and brushing up against the anemone. thats gonna give it the best chance of working i would think.
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