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Old 08-07-2013, 10:34 PM   #31
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Wow mr. X that rbta is beautiful, are you suggesting that if it starts to bleach I should do something about it? Right now it's a dark green and it's open, it's just upside down on a under a rock, they rock work is laid out its like a shelf up againced the back wall so it's like a big cave for fish to hind out, and it's under there so very little to no light under where it is.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:37 PM   #32
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Yes. I am suggesting you do something. I would not try to pry it off of the rock though. If you can tilt the rock so it gets a bit more light that would be good. I'm talking about when it's health is in danger, not now. It may just creep around the rock and be fine. I was just giving one scenario where some intervention worked out.
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Alright, thank you, I'm thinking that it will move to a more suitable place because it has not found a place it likes yet.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:45 PM   #34
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Another question for you, the clown in the picture of your nem now, was that tank raised or no? How did you get it to host?
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:48 PM   #35
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It was a wild specimen. It went to the anemone immediately. I had a pair, but one of them jumped ship. I did Introduce a 2nd, tank raised clown, but it doesn't catch on and the original ocellaris doesn't want it near the anemones anyway.
They are friends when the original clown is anywhere in the tank besides the anemones though,....just not near them. I was, and still am hoping that they will get over that...
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:53 PM   #36
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I also got a tank raised clown when I got the nem (because there was no wild ones at the store), it hasn't even noticed it, any tips you might have to get it to host once the nem has found a good spot? Iv read a couple different ways none with that great of a success rate, maybe you have a trick up your sleeve?
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If I knew a trick, I would be doing it! I would love nothing more than the onyx and regular ocellaris I have in the tank to pair up.
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Well ill try some things and iv I ever get it to host ill get back to you
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:51 AM   #39
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I tried lots of tricks:

- taping and image of a clown in an anemone to the side of the tank
- slowly moving food into the anemone while the clowns were eating
- even thought of placing a video on my iPad and putting that on the side of the tank

I was giving up hope. Then one day, out of the blue, the female started hosting:

Then she let the male in:

They are both tank bred/raised. It has been almost 2 weeks now - the anemone has adjusted. And the only leave to eat. It is super cool. Just never give up hope!
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You are so lucky! Beautiful nem too btw
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