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Old 05-07-2010, 09:12 PM   #1
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Anenome Questions about closing up and hosting clowns

Got a few questions. My enemone, don't know how to spell that, seems to close up every now and then. Do they do this normally or is it my water. Also do you need a cirtin type of enemone for the clown fish to swim in, my buddy told me this and neither of my clowns go near the thing. It was $25 at my lfs and it's huge. It's got white tenticals and an orange base, sometimes a pink/purple tips.
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:45 PM   #2
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Its a BTA most likely, And your clowns may host it. May not..

Yes they do close up from time to time, But they mainly should be open.
What are you water para's? And your lighting?

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Basic parameters are good, lighting is 2 T5 HO w/ 4 39w bulbs. So the type dosent effect the clowns hosting?
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There are kinds of anemones that do not allow hosts. There are also clowns that never host as well. Wild caught clowns usually host more than captive bred. It took my clowns 6 months to take interest in my anemones. Now they host everything. GSP, hair algae, sand, whatever.
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Yeah, it took my clowns 4 months to host my carpet.

As stated above, Wild clowns know what anemones are and will most likely host as for captive breed will take a while to know they can go into it.
Your clowns will most likely host the BTA, Just give it time.
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no anenome, so my clown hosts my hammer coral.
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It was $25 at my lfs and it's huge. It's got white tenticals and an orange base, sometimes a pink/purple tips.
Sound like it may be a condylactis, which typically are not anemones that host clownfish.
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Thanks guys, I guess time will tell. I may get another for the other side of my tank where my maroon clown chills.
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Heres what it looks like. It seems to shrivel up only sometimes about 5 min after I add fresh water to the sump. What would be a good choice of anemone to get to better suit my clowns?
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i would go with a bubble, carpet, or long tentical. those are the best chioces for clowns
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