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Old 12-27-2004, 09:41 AM   #1
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FOWLR and fake Anenome

Will a tank bred False Percula use a fake Anenome?The anenome i saw looks very real,it even waves with the current.I have no experience with anenomes and am a SW newby.
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Old 12-27-2004, 11:14 AM   #2
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Hi, Welcome to AA!!!
My guess is that your tank-raised clown will not look twice at the fake anenome. In the wild, clowns use anenomes for protection. A tank raised clown has never seen an anenome before and probablly has no idea what to do with it. This does not mean they will not host. I had a tank raised ocellaris that paired with my rose BTA so it can happen. I also think that the anenome beng fake has a lot to do with it. My LFS bought some and put them in a tank with some wild caught percs and they had nothing to do with them. They put in a live anenome and they hosted right away. Give it a try and let us know how it goes.
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I ordered it today so i`ll let you know what happens when it arrives ....Thanks for the welcome
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Old 12-27-2004, 10:02 PM   #4
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You are very welcome. I will be anxious to hear what happens.
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Just out of curiosity. What brand name and where are you getting the imitation anemone from?
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I ordered this one http://www.thatpetplace.com/Products.../Itemdy00.aspx but canceled the order after talking to more experienced people
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I would have to say that you made the right choice. Why not just do a lot of research and go for the real thing sometime down the road?
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My experience with FW fish has taught me it`ll take alot more time before i`m ready for the "real " thing.I need to know i`m educated enough on SW before going pass the FOWLR tank stage I have learned patience thru this hobby.
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Good for you! You have picked up the most important atribute in this hobby...patience.
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Good thinking....I wish I had patience.
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