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closeyetfar 01-22-2009 04:54 PM

Finished my upgrade!
I finished upgrading from a 10 gallon tank to a 20 long and I absolutely love it. Here are some pics of what the 10 used to look like and then what my 20 long looks like now that the water has cleared up.
10 Gallon
20 Long
Percula Clown & Sebae Anemone. Not hosting yet though :-(
One of my snails. Not sure which kind it is. Any help with an ID would be appreciated. A little blurry.

conger 01-22-2009 06:32 PM

nice looking tank :-).

I think thats an oscellaris (false perc) clownfish though, the oscellaris have really thin and sharp black lines separating the white stripes from the orange body, while true perculas have much more black, and it sometimes fades into the orange. If I'm not mistaken, anyways. Do you know if the clownfish was wild-caught or tank-raised? If tank-raised/captive-bred, it is unlikely that it will host the anemone (though not impossible!). Hosting of an anemone is a learned behavior, not an instinctual response.

conger 01-22-2009 06:33 PM

Oh and the snail looks like a Turbo snail, best I can tell from the picture. Cheers! :cheers:

closeyetfar 01-22-2009 06:43 PM

I am pretty sure it is a tank raised Clown. Thanks for the input on the clown I wasnt positive on if it was a false perc or true perc. I wish she would host though. I have a feeling it may not happen since they have been in the 10 gallon for a month before the big switch, although I am glad they both made it.

onefish2fish 01-22-2009 09:57 PM

patience does it but as mentioned it doesnt always happen.
my tank raised closed took 3 months to host the anemone, prior they were hosting everything else in the tank. ive heard taping a clear picture of a clown in an anemone to the side of the tank by the nem will help them understand better, its worth a shot.
that honestly (due to blurry picture) looks more like a hermit then a snail to me.
why is your water level so low? wavemaker?

Kellsindell 01-22-2009 10:04 PM

I agree, it does look like a Hermit or if it is indeed a snail then i'd go with Astrea(just to go against Conger :-P) or a Turbo.

Your water lvl is quite low. You should have it to the black line at least.

Cody 01-22-2009 10:04 PM

I was going to ask the same. You have a very low water level.
The same again as to thinking that is a hermit.
And the anem looks really bleached.

Also, don't worry about the clown hosting. Many don't, and mine just started hosting a Frogspawn after 7 months of being together.

conger 01-22-2009 10:10 PM

dang, you guys are making me feel bad :-D (jk). I took his word for it that it was a snail and not a crab, and assuming it's a snail, based on its size and the shape of the shell I assumed it was a Turbo 8). How about this, it either IS a turbo snail, or it WAS a turbo snail before getting shell-jacked by a hermit!

closeyetfar, can we get a closer, ad/or sharper image of the snail/crab?

onefish2fish 01-22-2009 10:28 PM


Originally Posted by Cody (Post 165941)
And the anem looks really bleached.

i believe there are white vierities of sebaes

and use macro lens/shot to get a close up clear picture.

closeyetfar 01-22-2009 10:31 PM

Its a snail for sure. it is stuck to the glass right now lol. I will try the picture idea the clown does stay on the same side of the tank as the anemone. the water level is low because i ran out of salt. it will be raised up tomorrow. i will probably add another 2 inches of water to the depth. The tank was made by a friend so i dont have the black plastic around the top that you can put a hood on. the only waves i have are from the koralia that is breaking up the surface of the water. i looked up a pic of a turbo snail and thats what it is. hopefully with regular feedings the anemone will come about. is there any supplements i can run in my tank to help it along?

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