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Old 04-04-2006, 12:26 PM   #1
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green/blue carpet anenome.....

I know these are considered difficult to keep, but why? what makes them so difficult to keep. I really want one but if its way out of my skill level then i won't even try. I'm not planning on getting it right away, I just want to do some research on them first. TIA
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They are relatively easy to keep if you have the right set up. The big problem comes when they insist on devouring everything in your tank......and I do mean everything.
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Well i guess its a no go then.why are the considered to be reef safe? Will it try to eat/mess with my corals too? I read that it'll eat fish other than the clowns that host it, but will it eat my hermits and snails also?
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I think your clowns, rocks, and sand would be safe, but don't put anything else in the tank that you don't mind losing. Clownfish will actually catch shrimp and feed them to the anenome.
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Wow that is pretty crazy. I have a scooter blenny and a bicolor blenny in there along with my two clowns. I don't think i'll be getting one then. They are just too cool though. Maybe i'll set up a tank just for it! jk I wish i had the money to do it but oh well. thanks for the help guys!
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I agree that they are not hard to keep but hard to keep them from eating everything. They are a terror.
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Well then maybe i'll start looking for something a little less agressive and just as colorful! Any suggestions?
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i heard the Bubble tips are the ones to get for hosting clowns and less harmfull on ur reef....
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i just dont want it roaming around stinging the brain coral or getting stung by it. i've got some long tenticle plate coral at the bottom also. will they be smart enough to stay away from the brain coral and the plate coral?
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i always wanted an anenome to, i can tell you some stories. even if you get the right anenome for your clownfish it could still eat them. i've lost a long list of inverts and fish to anenomes, and an anenome to a power head once plus they can discharge toxins into your tank. i'll probably buy another one someday it is cool to watch clowns feed and live in them
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