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BPH
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PostPosted: 2010.08.27(Fri)6:01    Post subject: anemone help Reply with quote

I recently(3 days ago) bought a small sebae anemone for my true percula clownfish, and the anemone seems not to be eating...its sticky I can tell you that because the blood worms I was feeding got stuck on the small tenctales. I also offered fresh shrimp to the anemone but its just not bringing it in...I have a coral life lighting system so the lighting issue can't be the problem. what could it be?
also another question how long does it take for a clownfish to host an anemone?
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PostPosted: 2010.08.27(Fri)11:51    Post subject: Re: anemone help Reply with quote

BPH wrote:
I recently(3 days ago) bought a small sebae anemone for my true percula clownfish, and the anemone seems not to be eating...its sticky I can tell you that because the blood worms I was feeding got stuck on the small tenctales. I also offered fresh shrimp to the anemone but its just not bringing it in...I have a coral life lighting system so the lighting issue can't be the problem. what could it be? also another question how long does it take for a clownfish to host an anemone?


Well, if it is truly a Sebae (H. crispa), then I'm afraid your retailer has sold you one of the most difficult anemones to maintain. Even if you managed to get a healthy specimen (what color is it?) there is no guarantee the clown you have will go in it. It might happen, but no guarantees.

According to the writings of Calfo and my own experience as well, the true percula can be a "picky" clownfish; they tend to host in difficult anemone species that require intense metal halides to even have a hope of surviving, for example; Ritteri (H. magnifica), Sebae (H. crispa), Long Tentacle (H. malu), Giant Carpet (S. gigantia) -- I have warned people about these invertebrates for years; please notice, all of these are on my "Not for Beginners List," please see the sticky article on this.

Your clownfish does not require an anemone, but if you must have one, I think you would be better off returning it and perhaps going with a tank raised Bubble Tip (Entacmaea quadricolor), which are far more maintainable by experienced aquarists, given the correct lighting/water quality. Even then however, there is no guarantee the clown will host in it. Your research will lead to your success. For future reference, it would be helpful if you could add some info on your tank to your profile; size of tank, filtration, date of setup, etc., and I do wish you all the best with it.
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