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Old 01-16-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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bubble tip advice

my tank is cycled, has been for 4 months and i finally put fish in. 2 baby clowns and a bubble tip anemone.
Anyone have any advice on keeping anemone's?
i have high flow in my 20 gal, 2 circulators and the refugium.
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he crawled into a cave and just hanging out.



here are the 2 clowns, they were darting in the anemone in the beginning, but now are just swimming around
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Anemones live off of the light provided. What kind of lighting do you have? I wouldn't try to keep an anemone under less than 4 bulb t5ho.

Clowns don't need an anemone to live, and vice versa.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:45 PM   #3
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that's one thing i did not cheap out on, i got a nice light hood.
i have the schedule for sunrise at 6am, full light at 8am, 6pm sunset.
one good thing is it's only a 20 gal tank, so ALL the light makes it to the bottom. it's the brightest tank in my wall.

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:34 PM   #4
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your light should be ok for your nem. just make sure your bulbs are good and when they start to go replace them quicly. when the bulbs go bad the kalvin rating drops and the par goes down as well. also keep your parameters in check and feed him and he should thrive.
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what is the best way to feed an anemone, i do a google search and there are 100's of ways. How do you feed yours. I think my anemone found his spot, he hasn't moved in 2 days. but he's in a cave, will he get enough light there?
here is how he looked at 8am this morning
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Well I dont have mine anymore. I sold him with my clowns and my other livestock from my 46 gallon tank in order to build my my 60 cube. But when I had him I would target feed him some frozen krill and silversides like once maybe twice a week. If your clowns host him they will also help in feeding him. But light and good stable water parameters are what they mostly live on.

To me it looks like he's hiding from somthing. Maybe the light is to bright or he just needs more time to adjust to the tank. Give him a couple days and see what happens.

Here's a pic of mine from a while ago I don't have any better ones sorry.
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it's been 5 days, here is the anemone, still same place. i tried to spot feed him some shrimp but wanted no part of it. i'll try again in a day or two. the clowns eat everything in site so i know they are doing fine.

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Well I dont have mine anymore. I sold him with my clowns and my other livestock from my 46 gallon tank in order to build my my 60 cube. But when I had him I would target feed him some frozen krill and silversides like once maybe twice a week. If your clowns host him they will also help in feeding him. But light and good stable water parameters are what they mostly live on.

To me it looks like he's hiding from somthing. Maybe the light is to bright or he just needs more time to adjust to the tank. Give him a couple days and see what happens.

Here's a pic of mine from a while ago I don't have any better ones sorry.
your clown looks great, so does the anemone, i hope to have mine out like that. but at this point i just want him to live, i don't care that he's in a rock if that's his preference.
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Thanks. Your nem and clown look awesome as well. I would let him be and see if he starts coming out more. Does your clown host him?
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funny, when i first put the BTA in the tank, before it was even out of the plastic bag, the clown was darting in and out of it. after that, he never touched it again. i know the 'nemo' clown it not known for hosting a BTA, but it does happen from time to time. i was thinking of adding another BTA and a tomato clown. your thoughts? i know clowns are known to fight, so i don't know if i should add another pair.

here is the chem test as of today, looks like 0's across the board.
what was your PH when you had your anemene?
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