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sweetshannon 08-13-2009 08:35 PM

rethinking anemone
I had my heart set on an anemone and a clown once I get my tank set up. But after lots of reading (LOVE this site....), I found this website. Does anyone have experience with this coral or vendor?


I know my fish may not host, but I also really like the looks!

Zer0 08-13-2009 08:39 PM

Its not really a coral, its considered an invertebrate. They are pretty cool inverts, and yeah its not guaranteed that a clown or any other fish will host it, but you could always give it a shot. I've heard some bad stories though about nems getting stuck in filters and then messing up the tank.. so idk. If you have good lighting all around, for it, then i dont think it will try and move anywhere, thus it wont move near a filter and get torn up. But idk, you could always just try your luck with it. My only suggestions is make sure you have the best lighting you can possibly get. And then some.

sweetshannon 08-13-2009 08:42 PM


Zer0 08-13-2009 08:46 PM

Np, but dont let all that stop you from getting what you like. I know that there are tons of marine aquarists out there with nems. And im sure alot of them are hosting clowns. We just dont want to get anyones hopes up by saying the fish will always host it, because it wont lol. I myself really want a Heteractis anemone, but im not sure its worth the risks that involve keeping the nem in the aquarium. But who knows, i might just try my luck lol. Good luck and i hope you find what your looking for!

sweetshannon 08-13-2009 08:51 PM

I am so new to saltwater, and would hate to buy an anemone and not take care of it properly. And it would be a LONG time until my tank is established enough, too.

Zer0 08-13-2009 08:55 PM

Same here, my tank is still cycling. But its nice to understand, research and prepare for the things you possibly may want in your tank. Then when the time comes that you are able to choose whether you want it or not, you will have what it takes to choose the decision to the best of your knowledge. Hey, if you know that at some point you want an anemone, or a sea urchin or sea star etc.. then do the research now and use other peoples experiences to make your decisions. Its the best way to learn and to understand. We only learn from our mistakes. I forget who said it, but i love it and it sortof goes along with this anemone hosting thing lol.

" Just because something doesnt do what you planned it to do in the first place, doesnt mean its useless."

melosu58 08-13-2009 08:57 PM

You should not have an anenome in your tank until you have a mature tank of 6-9 months. Earlier than that and you`ll have unstable water parameters and the anenome will be very stressed.

sweetshannon 08-13-2009 08:59 PM

Very good advice....thanks!

gzeiger 08-13-2009 09:47 PM

Just because something does what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useful.

MichaelsLilGray 08-13-2009 10:16 PM a fish tank truly useful? We harvest out of the ocean.. and keep it in our home... planned or not.. your removing from something and keeping it somewhere its useless. =/

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