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cp5041 04-14-2007 03:15 PM

anenome and clown
i just got a green bubble tip anenome, is it a bad thing that after a week my maroon clown still hasnt hosted it or is this normal. could the fact that he is tank raised be an issue with this.

Rue 04-14-2007 03:21 PM

A week isn't very long...and they don't always adopt an give it long as they're both healthy, that's half the battle...

Melissa 04-14-2007 04:17 PM

just because you have a clownfish doesn't mean that he will host in an anemone. Especially a tank raised one. they have never seen an anemone and therefore doesn't know what its for. in the wild they are raised to know what it is. you take a 50/50 chance. but it could be a while before he does, if he does.

cp5041 04-16-2007 11:26 PM

he just started hosting it today and it is prolly the coolest thing i have seen in a while

Age of Aquariums 04-17-2007 01:10 AM

It normally takes 2 weeks maybe 3 but I see your clownfish did finally accept it.

Melissa 04-17-2007 05:30 AM

well you got lucky then, most tank bred clowns do not accept anemones.

black&whiteclowns 04-17-2007 07:16 PM

clowns with other then bubble tip anenomes
hi will a clown go to any anemones or just to bubble tip ???

Melissa 04-17-2007 07:49 PM

i think it depends on each clown. we had 2 ocellaris that hosted in a atlantic amenone. Our maroons hosted in a bubble tip, but wont go near the sebae anemone we have.

Andre 04-18-2007 06:54 AM

they like carpet anenomies also.

black&whiteclowns 04-28-2007 08:30 PM

i just got a bubble tip green and my black false clown went too it in less then 24 hrs know he just sits on it going back and forth its awesome that is a great site hope i can put another in therre and have 2 sets but i got lucky withtt this one

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