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Old 12-23-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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Should i buy clowns or anemones first? Or should i buy them at the same time?

I've been told to do it all three different ways.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:52 PM   #2
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How established is your tank? You do not need an anemone to have clownfish and nems require very stable and established tanks.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:54 PM   #3
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there is no right or wrong answer to it. If you get clown and anemone separately, the anemone won't host the clown for sure. If you buy a anemone that is already hosted the clown together, then at least you will see that relationship continue
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We had clowns then bought a anemone a year later. The clowns are hosting the nem and 4 other things lol do not buy a nem until your tank has been running for a while.
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I've had my tank for 3 months and all I have is a few damsels and snails. I'm thinking about trading in the damsels for more colorful fish. I was thinking a couple clowns an anemones to start.
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I would wait for a nem. Also I would only buy two clowns.. How big is your tank? Why would you get rid of your other fish?
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I would wait too. Even in my short time in the hobby I have seen many people post on here with disastrous results when adding a nem too quickly. Sometimes it works out but often it doesn't. I test everything once a week and after 8 months I finally feel like my tank is becoming a little more stable.
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Thanks for the help!
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:41 PM   #9
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I lost 2 GBTA and my tank was at least a 1-2 years old so I gave up for awhile and came across a small RBTA and got it was feeding it silversides cut up about 3 Times a week and that guy got really big and I stopped feeding it that much it finally split took it over 6months to split so wait till your tank is at least a year old before getting a anemone.
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