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Old 01-13-2005, 01:13 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the great advice... I'm really trying to pick an orange one though..... I think that takes the clarki out....... ahhh!!!!
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Old 01-13-2005, 11:56 AM   #12
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A lot of people will tell you that TR percs will not host anemones. This is not true. I have kept TR clowns for a few years now and have experimented with different anemone and surrogate anemone relationships.
I don't know that any Clownfish will host an Anemone. They're more likely to "Guest". It would look really odd seeing a clownfish swimming around with an Anemone connected to it.
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I don't know that any Clownfish will host an Anemone. They're more likely to "Guest". It would look really odd seeing a clownfish swimming around with an Anemone connected to it.
Good point, that always sorta bugged me.
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Old 01-13-2005, 01:31 PM   #14
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haha i think youre right bangguy
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Old 01-13-2005, 01:58 PM   #15
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For what it's worth, I've had thousands of captive bred Clownfish. They instinctively use Anemone to hide. IMO this isn't a learned behavior. Perhaps after living without an Anemone for a while they no longer feel threatened and are less likely to go into one.

I keep a BTA in my growout tank so that if someone wants a symbiosis between BTA and their new Ocellaris mine are a lot more likely to live in an Anemone. I'm a big advocate of hobbiest propogated marine life so I use Bubble-Tip Anemone. I encourage my customers to seak out a propogated BTA instead of pulling another Anemone out of the ocean.
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I highly agree with bang guy...after reading Clownfishes, by Joyce Wilkerson, I too encourage hobbiest propagated anemones. In her book she writes about an anemone that has been documented for about 400 years. Some scientists believe that some species can live over a thousand years! Thats incredible! Its a shame to think that most anemones don't make it past 3 months in the home aquarium.
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Old 01-13-2005, 04:26 PM   #17
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Percula's are pretty small.
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Old 01-13-2005, 09:03 PM   #18
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Lando, my perc clowns are hosting in my hammer as well! It's the funniest thing. I'm a little worried though. When the lights go out and the hammer pulls its body inside the exo-skeleton the rough edges of the hammer are exposed and the clowns don't seen to care. They rub up against it as if it were an anemone. They pretty much hang out there all day and night. I want to get an anemone as soon as possible so they have something "real" to host in. My tank is only 2 months old so I know an anemone is out of the question.

Anyway, back to the topic. I'd go with percula clowns and a BTA. IMO the percula clowns look way better.
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