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Old 06-02-2013, 01:41 PM   #1
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Long tentacle anemone hosting?

How do I get my 2 Ocellaris clownfish to host my anemone. I have had the clowns for over 7 months and I've just put the healthy long tentacle anemone in the tank 2 weeks ago.

Any tricks or ideas?
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:55 PM   #2
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You don't. It is a crap shoot. I've heard that a picture of clowns in an anemone will help... But doubtful. At least worth a shot if you want to try.
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I have got the exact same problem.
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It isn't exactly a problem, it is not a necessary thing. Sometimes it happens, sometimes not. Tank bred clowns don't exactly know what an anemone is or what to do with it.
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The long tentacle is not a natural host for an occ clown and as stated if its tank bred then even less likely, but it does happen! I also don't think it's a problem, either species is going to be just fine - I have seen clowns host rocks, soft corals or like mine host the side of my skimmer...
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My clowns host the zoas directly below my red bta.
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My anemone died sadly. So I guess next one I get I will find one with an anemone.
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Wait, before you go out buying a new anemone we need to figure out why it died. Otherwise you're just burning holes in your wallet just to possibly have another one die. What lights are over your tank and how long has it been set up?
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Tank has been set up for about 2 years. Lights are only 6 months or less old. Running 4 33in 39w bulbs 2 blues, 1 white and 1 red with an aquatic life programmable hood. My parameters are perfect except my alkalinity which was at 6.
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So it's like a t5 unit? Not sure why you would have a red one. How big is the tank again? Sounds like not enough light...
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