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Old 08-10-2011, 04:55 PM   #31
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Yeah, anemones move until they find a spot they like. After that they move if they want to go somewhere different. Mine has stayed put whereever I put him though. And yeah they sting coral with their tentacles and can kill them. And they release massive amounts of ammonia when they die.
Mmmmmm....maybe I should wait until the tank is established? Or can I add it I'm first and then the clowns?
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I would add it first just so it can choose a place to it's liking, and then you won't have to worry about your other coral.
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I would add it first just so it can choose a place to it's liking, and then you won't have to worry about your other coral.
Ah okay. Should I add the coral before or after the anemone? What type is commonly available and under 50$ that you would recommend? I am not ready for a really sensitive anemone yet...oh and would they hurt other fish? I know they don't hurt clowns but what about the others
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Ah okay. Should I add the coral before or after the anemone? What type is commonly available and under 50$ that you would recommend? I am not ready for a really sensitive anemone yet...oh and would they hurt other fish? I know they don't hurt clowns but what about the others
My other fish don't really get near it so idk. The type of anemone to get really depends on your clowns. I got a sebae anemone and it's been really easy taking care of him. Another one might be a bubble tipped anemone which are nice. As far as adding coral, you can add coral before, but just be prepared to move them if your anemone gets too close.
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My other fish don't really get near it so idk. The type of anemone to get really depends on your clowns. I got a sebae anemone and it's been really easy taking care of him. Another one might be a bubble tipped anemone which are nice. As far as adding coral, you can add coral before, but just be prepared to move them if your anemone gets too close.
Okay. I'm getting ocellaris clowns, what anemone would you suggest? I think I'll add the zoas mushrooms and leathers after it settles down.
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Okay. I'm getting ocellaris clowns, what anemone would you suggest? I think I'll add the zoas mushrooms and leathers after it settles down.
You can do bubble tip anemone, or carpet anemone. There is a chance however that it may not host it. My maroons seemed like they would never host my sebae, but one night I found the male playing around in it and then 2 days later the female went inside too. It's really a hit or miss.
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There is no guarantee that a clown will host ANY anenome, it's hit or miss.

I would strongly suggest NOT getting an anenome first thing. They require an established tank, pristine water and high lighting.

I bought an anenome early on and ended up returning it, too much worry that it would sting my corals and eat my fish, which it can do.
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There is no guarantee that a clown will host ANY anenome, it's hit or miss.

I would strongly suggest NOT getting an anenome first thing. They require an established tank, pristine water and high lighting.

I bought an anenome early on and ended up returning it, too much worry that it would sting my corals and eat my fish, which it can do.
It can eat your fish? Whoa didn't know that! Maybe I'll skip it. Is there a possible alternative to an anemone?

Are candy cane corals fine in low to medium light setups?
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Well clowns will host many things, so anything that looks like an anemone can be a host to it. They will even host mushrooms and rocks lol.
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Clowns are also just as likely to host a flowy looking coral as they are an anenome. Mine hosted my elegance coral, BUT while it was cool to see they almost killed the coral. :-(

Candycanes are a medium light coral I believe and moderate flow.

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