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Old 01-23-2007, 04:08 AM   #1
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Why I love this hobby!

I took the plunge last week and added a bta to my tank. A beautiful green tipped pink based specimin (captive bred). In the hope that my young pair of Common Clowns may take an interest as I have read that both animals benifit from the relationship (but it is not required).

For the last few days I have watched avidly as my clowns just loitered away from the bta in a high current area of my tank. Taking absolutley no interest at all. I know there is no guarantee of a bond and I accept that that is totally normal but I still felt a little down.

At lunch yesterday I returned from work to feed the tank and there they were, snuggling down and wiggling away. I swear they were smiling! I couldnt beleive how elated I felt. How silly am I? Every time I look in the tank I cant help but smile and get a warm feeling when I look at how happy this has made the clowns. It all seems so natural.

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Old 01-23-2007, 09:19 AM   #2
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One of the great symbiotic relationships...how about some pics?

Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
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Congrats! Definitely, pics are needed!
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Awesome! Can't wait to see pics!

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Congrats on the great experience and I agree lets see some pics.
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Old 01-26-2007, 02:54 AM   #6
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Im working on some pics right now. I have some beaut's on my phone but doubt they will do the scene justice. This way if Im pee'd off at work I can just take a look at the phone and Im smiling again!. Peeps at work must think Ive got dodgy photo's on my phone

Ive even seen the female Clown take back a few brine shrimp and drop them on the BTA, how cute is that!
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nice! i have 3 btas that my clowns ignore, they do feed their hosting frogspawn coral though!

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