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Old 10-18-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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How to get my clowns to host torch coral?

Hey guys, i have had these two ocellaris clowns and a green torch coral for 3 months, the clowns never even go near the torch but everyone else always hangs around it and my starry blenny even perchs on the one of the heads, it has 4 heads btw. Is there any way i can get the clowns to host it? Thanks
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:59 PM   #2
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You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink comes to mind. The anemone would host the clown & not the clown hosting an anemone. Only time will tell if it happens but dont count on it.
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you can't make a clown host anything
if it wants to host it in time it will but there is no guarantee it will
it's basically a hit or miss
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Alright thanks guys, guess i will have to give em some time!
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:07 PM   #5
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It took over 5 months before my clowns go into my rbtas. Plus a torch is not a normal hosting plant for clownfish. But in time they might. My very first pair of clownfish hosted a heater I got scated they would get burned by it so I had to put it behind some rocks to keep them off of it.
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I have a 8 inch tall and 5 inch wide glass I use for coral fragging. The walls keep the water flow next to nothing so the corals do not get blown around and guess what... that's what my clowns decided to host. At the moment they feel more secure in there than any of the other corals or rocks I have. Lol
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A torch coral is very different than an anemone. The clownfish/anemone relationship is symbiotic, whereas a clown/coral relationship typically isn't..... There are cases where it works out, but more often than not the coral will be irritated having a clown constantly brushing through it.
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A torch coral is very different than an anemone. The clownfish/anemone relationship is symbiotic, whereas a clown/coral relationship typically isn't..... There are cases where it works out, but more often than not the coral will be irritated having a clown constantly brushing through it.
Oh ok, what are some easy anenomes to care for? And ones that have the hoghest chance of hosting oc clowns?
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What kind of lights are you running? Nems require very high lighting (even typically higher than most SPS) and a well established tank.
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What kind of lights are you running? Nems require very high lighting (even typically higher than most SPS) and a well established tank.
Two coral life 10,000k actinic blue, 2 10,000k actinic white T5s i think, i sill check later tonight
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