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    Post Clown host the Hammer Coral

    Hi, I just bought a Hammer and Frogspawn, I wish my Clown will host it but it seem they don't interesting about that, just want to ask will they be interesting later or never?
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    you dont want your clowns to try and host in these.
    both of these are corals and not a natural host to clowns.
    Hopefully they dont get an interest in them.. usually they stress the corals to death. ( sometimes it takes months of stress, but usually, those corals can't take that kind of stress ).. also depends on how big and mature the coral is.

    if you got the tank for it, why not get a little anemone compatible with your species and hope for the best.

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    What kind of clown is it?
    Clowns mainly host anemones (or magnet cleaners in my case) and certain species of clowns will only host certain species of anemones.
    Here is a link that may help:
    http://saltaquarium.about.com/librar...lownschart.htm
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    Thanks Guys, right, I should get a little anemone insteal. And my clown is False Percula. Why I wish them to host something because one of my friend's clown host the torch coral but have no problem.

    However, my clown is so shy, always hide under the powerhead. I only have 4 chormis on my tank, I don't know they my clown look so shy. Do you guys has any idea?
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    its new to your tank i'm assuming, and its a false perc.. ( timid species )
    with time, it will be better.
    ya, my false perc hosted a torche in the past as well.. they also tried xenia etc.. it didnt stress the torch at all in my case... but did kill all the xenia over several months.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    Oh.. the same guys also tried to host my 8" long channel hammer and killed it in weeks. then they went frogspawn and killed that one too... then they went xenia. The xenia took months before dying.. but eventually did... and I had a huge patch.. the clowns just moved as the patch was slowly dying ( which in my case got rid of a plague coral he he ) the patch was big @ about 12" x 8".

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    false percs ( A. ocellaris ) are a tough one unfortunately. the natural hosts for them are the largest and toughest to keep host anemones.

    H. magnifica, S. gigantea and S. mertensii are the natural hosts though you can get lucky and they'll be hosted by another species but there is no guarantee. since my gigantea stopped eating and died my false percs have gone back to hosting a powerhead :b8:
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    nothing like a nice warm powerhead

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    Right, my clown keep hosting the powerhead... This is the reason I buy some coral and wish they will be so happy about that, however, they still love the powerhead.

    my tank is almost 6 months and one stay with me around 4 months but the bigger one stay with me around 2 months. What a shy clown... Base on your experience, how long they will not be the "shy"?
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    they will always be shy, false percs are very timid. i've had my pair for ~8 years and they are as peaceful as the day i got them.
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