I'm with you! When the movie first came out, I thought the clownfish was cute. But I knew that you just could not put one in a bowl like a betta (btw
, my betta is in his own tank!) and everyone that mentioned the movie to me, I said that the clownfish requires specialized care and you need about 4 months to get one...a month or two to research (ok, I'm slow!) and a few months to set up and prepare and cycle the system, besides reading up on good SW
maintenance, and proper feeding and lighting.
So...I didn't think about getting a clownfish. But I've begun to read the SW
posts and and articles and they are very interesting. (although I'm so lost on sumps...understand the general purpose but as far as putting it together
well, still researching!) Right when I made up my mind to start a SW
tank, other FW
ppl like Allivymar, Bearfan, and you, Tigerlily, said they were too, so that's a good luck omen!
I've been looking at the nano reefs and have decided that my tank will be a 7 gallon AGA bowfront. As I was reading about them on a nano reef site, I saw that one of the fish that will do well in them is a clownfish. So although I didn't set out to specifically get a "Nemo", I am glad that the percula or ocellaris can be the occupant of my nano reef!
And yes, his name will probably be Nemo! I already named my betta after my husband!