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Flame Angel
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PostPosted: 2006.12.25(Mon)20:35    Post subject: Best anemone Reply with quote

I want to get a host anemone for my two ocellaris clownfish (or mainly just one clownie so it has a spot to hide). The tank is 75cm by 35cm and about 40cm high. It currently has the 2 clowns, a dusky wrasse and a flameangel, with some coral (don't know most of them, excpet a mushroom coral) and some crabs, tubeworms, bristleworms and other small inverabrates like those that came on the live rock. It has undergravel filter and an internal filter. There are 3 fluorescent tubes on top. I have only had this tank set up for a bout a year and I was wondering whats a good host anemone for my tank that is fairly hardy and easy to keep and is readliy availabe.
I have heard that because the clownfish are tank bred that they will most likely not host an anemone, is this right? The slightly smaller one has been getting harrased by the wrasse and the bigger clown a bit lately, so would this encourage it to host the anemone for a hiding spot? They are about 2.5cm in length at the moment.
Thankyou.
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sirreal63
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PostPosted: 2006.12.25(Mon)23:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless you have high output lighting leave the anemone alone, they require very bright light such as halides or VHO or the proper T5's. They also require very stable and clean water. Some bubble tips are less demanding but still require adequate light and excellent water conditions. You are correct your clowns most likely will NOT host in it. The beautiful creatures are best left in the ocean.

Your tank is too small for the inhabitants you currently have, this will make it even harder for the anemone and your filtration is lacking for keeping the water pristine. I hate to tell someone not to do something but in this case it is probably best to skip the anemone. When they die they decompose very rapidly and can pollute the tank and that can possibly harm the other inhabitants.
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Flame Angel
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PostPosted: 2006.12.25(Mon)23:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, thanks for your help, skip I shall
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PostPosted: 2006.12.26(Tue)10:16    Post subject: Re: Best anemone Reply with quote

flame_angel11 wrote:
I have only had this tank set up for a bout a year and I was wondering whats a good host anemone for my tank that is fairly hardy and easy to keep and is readliy availabe.

Here's one that meets all of your requirements...





















Atlantic Anemone-Plastic
7" x 7" x 4". Exotic Enviroment Coral Impressions are made of Durable Plastic Polymer.
http://www.petsolutions.com/default.aspx?ItemId=30100664&EID=SZ30100664&SID=SHZIL
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PostPosted: 2006.12.26(Tue)16:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol, thanks, I guess...
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PostPosted: 2006.12.26(Tue)20:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

flame_angel11 wrote:
lol, thanks, I guess...

Sorry, couldn't resist. Very Happy
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