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post #1 of 14 Old 02-19-2012, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Question is this normal

ok i don't think something is right here i bought a anemone 2 days ago and 2 clown fish but i already had 2 damselfish now i think one of the damselfish is pairing with my anemone instead of my clown fish and neither one of them are eating each other they both just set there so it this normal or should i be worried
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post #2 of 14 Old 02-19-2012, 07:28 PM
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ok i don't think something is right here i bought a anemone 2 days ago and 2 clown fish but i already had 2 damselfish now i think one of the damselfish is pairing with my anemone instead of my clown fish and neither one of them are eating each other they both just set there so it this normal or should i be worried
When, and if your Anemone comes back, he will probably sting and kill the Domino.
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post #3 of 14 Old 02-19-2012, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Question what u mean

what do u mean when u say when he comes back
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post #4 of 14 Old 02-19-2012, 11:33 PM
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what do u mean when u say when he comes back
He's in deep trouble in your tank right now.

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post #5 of 14 Old 02-20-2012, 10:54 AM
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First off, who is not eating and don't worry about the damsel fish. Clown and damsels are from the same species and small damsels have been known to host in anenomes. Clowns have been know to host on powerheads so as long as they look lively and eat don't worry about them.
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post #6 of 14 Old 02-20-2012, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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bad looking damsel

the damsel fish turned white from all the stings but now he doesn't go in the the anemone anymore and he is black again
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post #7 of 14 Old 02-20-2012, 12:59 PM
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First off, who is not eating and don't worry about the damsel fish. Clown and damsels are from the same species and small damsels have been known to host in anenomes. Clowns have been know to host on powerheads so as long as they look lively and eat don't worry about them.
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post #8 of 14 Old 02-21-2012, 10:00 AM
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Please explain this response, I am curious. Juvinile damsels of many varieties will host in anenomes untill they get older. All his was doing is a natural response and clown fish are of the damsel fish family.
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post #9 of 14 Old 02-21-2012, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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im confused

if they are in the same family then why when he goes into the anemone he turns white for the rest of the day he is a domino damsel i have two and the other one isn't turning white in my tank so it isn't my tank
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post #10 of 14 Old 02-21-2012, 12:27 PM
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As they get older they lose their ability to host in an anenome. It was shown on some BBC show about the ocean and how the damsels would hide in anenomes.
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