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Old 06-14-2011, 10:24 AM   #11
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Some clowns don't host taking them out and putting them in a bowl won't help and would probably cause a lot of stress. I know when I put an aggressive fish in my tank my clown started hosting an acan which really upset me because they can irritate the coral to death.
I have thought about getting an anemone for my clown to host but know they only usually live a few years in an aquarium but can live decades in the ocean. Unless the clown fish that is hosting the anemone in the wild is taken with it the clown can sometimes end up as food for another fish before it has time to get another anemone.

Some people have had luck feeding the clown over an anemone others as strange as it sounds put a picture of a clown hosting on the tank. I think it just made the clown think there was another clown and it started hosting because of stress.

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Old 06-14-2011, 10:52 AM   #12
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My clowns don't get stressed out, lol, at least they always seem to be clowning around.

Does anyone have suggestions on getting the clowns to at least see the anenome or come in contact with it? I have read cases of anenomes living for 5+ years in tanks, so if it is happy enough, who knows. But it definitely liked being tickled like a clown does. I just think they would host if they were at least near it. I put up a picture, lol, they don't care or it wasn't up for long enough.

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Old 06-15-2011, 08:22 PM   #13
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Spent an hour re-scaping the left side of my tank for the anenome, I put it back in last night after the tank settled down from the ordeal. It looked happy all day and even turned it self upside down in the bowl but stayed full inflated. It took up residence on the rock for about an hour then moved itself to where it is still today, on the sand behind a stick thing I have (don't know the name) in the tank. In the far back corner where I can't see it, lol.

The clowns have been hovering over it during the day but have not made the plunge, despite the two photos I have showing them what to do.

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