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Old 05-15-2006, 07:13 PM   #1
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Gettign my first anemone

So I've seen a couple in the LFS and I would like to add one to my tank. I don't know much about different types of anemones, other than carpet anemones are going to eat everything they can. What types of anemones are safe to add to a community reef tank? I don't want one that will eat my shrimp or my crabs, just a nice colourful one that will romantically sway in the flow of the tank and maybe play nice with my clownfish. The one in particular that I had my eye on was a Bubble Tip. Does anyone have any info they can share?

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Bubble tip anemones are nice and a good starter anemone. There is always a risk when adding an anemone to a reef tank with corals though. You can't dictate how they will behave or where they will end up and stay. Or rather or not they will host your clown. But, bubbletips and lta's are probably the easiest in my opinion for beginner anemones.
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I agtee. BTA would be a good place to start. Your best bet is to see if you can find a captive raised one. It may be a bit hardier.
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BTA`s Get my vote. I have one and neither one of my clowns will host with it. As Fluff sdaid you just cant dictate what they or your clowns will do. Good Luck.
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True, true...nature will take its own course. My BTA fianlly hosted my pair of true percs but it took a few months.
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But, bubbletips and lta's are probably the easiest in my opinion for beginner anemones.
Thanks for the input Fluff (and the pm). What exactly are lta's?
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long tipped anemones
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Here is a little info on the long tentacle anemone.
http://www.fantasyreef.com/database/...d=5&item_id=21
I love these anemones. They get pretty big though so that has to be a consideration when deciding. I have one that is the size of a dinner plate and it grew twice as fast as my bubbletip.
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