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Old 05-26-2009, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default anemone for Ocellaris?

Not sure if this is the right forum or not. I wanted to see if anyone has had experience w/ Ocellaris clowns and bubble tip anemones? Not all the references I checked agreed. Most recommended a Giant Carpet anemone (or Haddon in a pinch), Magnificent, or Seabe. My fish are captive bred.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what type of clown fish are we talking about?
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Ocellaris (sp?) or False Percula - "dew-drop" type. Tank Raised.
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Someone at my local reef club told me that captive bred Ocellaris clowns RARELY host anemones! Any corroboration of this? Mine act like they are hosting one of the Korilla circulators. The snuggle each other wedged nose down or up between the glass and the foot of the circulator. Cute but weird. I figured they needed an anemone. But I have heard that they are pretty destructive to the reef in general as well as not a good bet for hosting. Comments? Experience? Please save me from myself!

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I have seen the magnificent used alot. The carpet is awsome but a little more complicated to keep.
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green or red bubble tips would be a good one or if you can find a small carpet anemone (but be aware that most get huge there is one type that doesnt i will get back to you with the name of it)
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but carpets are more advanced at keeping.
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not necessarily it like everything else just takes some learning about.

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I think the smaller carpet is called a Haddons carpet anemone. Collected in the shallows off Thailand? It isn't found naturally w/ the Ocellaris but apparently the fish cant tell. I was wondering if anyone had experience with clowns not hosting. A big concern is that I get something potentially destructive which doesn't really serve its intended purpose.
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i have one small clown that doesnt really host anything he just swims around.
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it is true about captive bred clowns,but not carved in stone and i do agree with the carpets,ive found more clowns tend to lean towards the carpets.jmo
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Thanks for the info. Do you have an anemone for your clowns? Have you ever had a carpet anemone? do they really cruise around knocking things over? Or is that atypical?
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My guys host a clam shell covered with zoas and underneath a big hairy mushroom. They act like they are trying to lay eggs on the clam shell. I don't have much luck with anemones.....I have killed 3 of them so far. So, no more anemones for me! Debbie
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i was reading and it seems that bubble tip anemones are one of the better outside of the carpet anemones for clowns to really take a liking to hosting in
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i did have for awhile for my clarki clown it was a long tentical,but he didnt make it not the clown.he is fine and happy.i would love to a nice large green carpet one day.as for the bubble tips they can be aggresive towards other fish and corals,so you have to watch them.
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