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Old 09-04-2004, 09:11 AM   #11
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I think it's instinct as well, my TR clowns host in my alveopora and my frogspawns with doesn't make them very happy

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I do not think it is a matter that TR clowns won't host, it may just take longer. Keep in mind that they have never seen an anenome before or rlied on one for protection. Eventually, instint may kick in. I have a TR ocellaris and my BTA hosted it. It actually tool longer for my pair of wild caught percs to take to the same BTA. Who knows. Its the old "you can drag a horse to water, but you can't make him drink" argument.

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a lot of it may have to do with how atari described it. THis is just a hypothosis, but; if it's a tank bred clown then from the breeder, to the LFS to your tank, it likely hasn't had any thret posed to it during it's entire life. Fish have personalities and memories. If it's never been threatend then it may have never felt the need to host. But it is an instinct. Once a thret is present, instinct kicks in and it looks for a host. Now I'm sure that won't be a "rule" but could explain why many TR clowns don't host.
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Yeah I agree.. I don't think it had even experienced rock before because it almost seemed scared to venture near it.. just stayed around the front of the tank all the time.. and this was when it was still the only fish in the tank. I can't wait to go to the LFS on Monday and tell them because they basically told me there was no way it would ever happen

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you went running through the neighborhood screaming when you saw a feather duster?...ok.... :P

Well, Thats one way to get your TR perc to host!!!

Just scare it half to death!!! LOL
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Right. Tank bred clowns don't have anything to really fear so it might take some time to take an anemone as a host. I feel that is one reason why they take powerheads, heaters as host. Because these are the things that are familiar to them.

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