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Old 07-20-2005, 01:34 PM   #1
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Ritteri anemone and lighting question

My tank's (29 gallon FOWLR) been cycled for about 6 months now. I recently built my own hood to match the cabinet below the tank and I'm about to upgrade the lighting. I'm installing a VHO ballast with a 10,000K and a actinic blue which will give me 150 watts or over 5 watts per gallon.

I'm thinking about purchasing an anemone. I have a pair of false percs (yeah, I know that they sometimes won't host) and I'm wondering which would be the best anemone for this tank/lighting and these fish. I know that a BTA probably requires less light than the Ritteri but I like the looks of the latter. Anyone have experience with one or both? Anything I should consider?

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Old 07-20-2005, 03:50 PM   #2
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I don't know enough about ritteri anemones to offer an opinion but, have you considered a long tenticle anemone? It would do fine under those lights. And for sure the bta would be a fine choice.
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Thanks for your reply.

I was going by something I read somewhere about certain clownfish and the anemones that each prefer. In the case of the false perc the article named the ritteri, bubble, carpet and saddle I believe. I'm pretty sure that the carpet and unfortunately the ritteri may grow too big for my size tank. But I definately like the looks of the longer tentacled anemones.
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There are anemones who are natural host to certain clowns but, I've had false percs that were accepted by sebae anemones so I don't think it's really so important to get a compatable anemone. It's hit or miss rather they take to the anemone or not. I also had false percs go in rosebulb anemones but yet others who completely ignored bta's and lta anemones. The clowns I have now prefer to irritate my corals and ignore the anemones.
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the ritteri will perish 99% of the time and if it does not it will get to large for a 29. stick with the BTA.
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thanks again to both of you...
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I wouldn't worry to much about what anenome you buy because 4 months ago I bought 10 tankraised clownfish (percs) and I was so worried that they would not go into any of our anenomes. We have nine and I don't know any of their names but after 1 month 5 of them went into 1 anenome and then the rest discovered another one, and now they have discovered all the others and they think it's unreal. 2 of our anenomes we have at the front of the tank are enormous and watching them swim in and out of it is such a joy. The funny thing is they are starting to hang around our clams and a few of our soft corals. Strange. Good luck.
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