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Old 12-09-2011, 11:49 PM   #1
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First corals

So I'm finally trying to find out what corals I want/can keep in my nano 24. This thread will just be a log on my coral keeping

My question right now is what would be a good first coral that my clownfish might host?
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:34 AM   #2
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Actually a clownfish can kill a coral by hosting it. Mine hosted an acan and I had to move the acan to another tank. They can host anything from xenia to a mushroom and everything in between. Tank raised clowns host as well as the wild caught ones but it actually depends on the fish personality.
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What are some it won't kill?
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Clowns tend to like flowy corals that move with the water, at least from what I've seen. So anything like a torch, frogspawn or a leather, heck, maybe even xenia. LOL Mine used to host my auatralian elegance until they near about killed it and I had to move it. You alos have to watch out for sharp pieces on the corals so that your clowns dont get nicked if they do host.

To be honest, it was cool to see the whole hosting thing, BUT it does get old pretty quick. My clowns pretty much never left the elegance so it really cut down on their "display" time.
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The lfs has a perfect sized torch but I've heard they can be kinda hard so I think I'll wait on it till in more experienced

Maybe I just won't worry about it for now
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When do you guys think I'd be good to start adding some easy coral?
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after your tank is cycled, you can add corals. do you have adequate lighting?
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Ya I have 4 t5s on a 24g
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Would a maze brain coral be a good first one? Someone is selling a really cool purple and bright green one for $15
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sure. they aren't that demanding. put it on the sand bed.
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