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Old 09-02-2011, 03:57 AM   #1
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Clown fish

What is a good coral or any specific anemone that can host clown fish that is guareenteed?
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:05 AM   #2
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The martial hosts of common, OC and percular clownfish are:

Heteractis magnifica
Stichodactyla gigantea
S. Mertensii
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:37 AM   #3
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Usually they host Bubble Tip Anemones, and they seem to be the cheapest/easiest to care for. What clownfish do you have?
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there is no guarantee that your clown will be hosted by an anemone or coral. my ocellaris are hosted by my gonipora and hob refugium. even when i had a Entacmaea quadricolor in with them.
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They will even occasionally corals, or random things, like PHs. I have seen them host Xenias and GSPs.
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There is absolutely no guarantee that the clowns will host any nem. Mine hosted a coral.

Unless you have an established tank with high lighting and pristine water I would pass on the nem.
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I just got a small mated pair of occelaris clowns, they are so funny. kinda hoping that they will host something I get in the future, but no broken heart if they don't
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