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an-d2006 11-19-2006 01:23 PM

hi im new!
i have a 10 gallon tank and i was wondering if i could put a anemone for my vlownfish inside it?


trreherd 11-19-2006 01:42 PM

I am also thinking of putting an annenamone in a 15 gallon and im thinking if you place the ananaomone in first and let him get settled(they move) and you keep your lighting and curculation the same hopfully he wont move and you can safely place your corals in

usmc121581 11-19-2006 02:11 PM

It really doesn't matter about the anemone. I had a bubble tip for both my yellow striped clowns. He stayed in the same place for a year and last week decide he didn't like the spot so has been on the move ever since. If anemone doesn't like the spot he will move and there won't be anything you can do but wait for him to stop.

an-d2006 11-19-2006 03:05 PM

so you are saying i can fit an anemone in a 10 gallon

usmc121581 11-19-2006 04:42 PM

What kind of clowns and type of lighting do you have?

caferacermike 11-19-2006 06:31 PM

I wouldn't recommend a hosting anemone in a 10g at all. The parameters will shift to quickly and anemones are to fragile. A few degrees in temp could kill it.

an-d2006 11-19-2006 07:30 PM

i have ocell clowns and t5 lighting or somthing like that. i have 1 white light and 1 blue light.

bettababy 11-19-2006 09:40 PM

This is a tricky one... you CAN put an anemone into the 10 gallon, depending on the species (for ocellaris I'd stick with a bubble anemone) and how many other animals are in there, and of course the lighting, rate of evaporation and level of maintenance you are performing.
As was stated already, fluctuation happens faster and more extreme in a smaller tank, and keeping up with it can be tricky and even frustrating.
How many clowns are in the 10 gallon? What other animals are in there and how many?

usmc121581 11-20-2006 06:44 AM


(for ocellaris I'd stick with a bubble anemone)

Bettababy are you talking about the bubble tip, because I have one and its a goog 8-9" fully opened I don't think that would be a good one for a 10 gallon. Seeing how big mine has gotten.

bettababy 11-20-2006 01:50 PM

Yes, I am talking about a bubble tip, and I have seen them kept in 10 gallon tanks, but yes, there would be a need to upgrade later, regardless of species of anemone. If you started out small, it could work for up to a year or more, but the whole concept is so much work, most people don't have the time or money to invest in keeping a 10 gallon healthy when you start to fill it up with inverts and fish together. That was part of the reason I had asked how many other animals were in there. With nothing else besides a bubble tip, and 1 or 2 clowns, the anemone could live in that tank for many years if the proper care is there.

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