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    Which clowns should host my blue carpet anemone ?

    Hi everyone, I'm looking for advice on this.

    I've been reading alot online, but can't get a straight answer.
    I have a blue carpet anemone, its latin name should be S. gigantea ( blue form )
    from what I read, it should host black clownfish ( I assume its Darwins ? ) and regular ocelaris. From what I read, I have a much better chances if they come from the ocean then if they are captive raised.

    My false percs have no interest for it & my gold/yellow stripped maroons host my RBTA and no interest in it either.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    those are the 2, I would have recommended. sometimes it takes time.
    man your brave getting a carpet with other fish in your tank. you know carpets are known fish eaters. its best that the clowns host soon because they'll usually keep other fish away

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    he he.. ya.. i know.. so far so good. its sooo nice !! about 1foot long. seems to love the new xm's. i've had it for a good 2 months.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    I would read this an assume that it is 100% accurate:

    http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-10/hcs3/index.php

    If you go with a pair of Clarks, I'll be shocked if they arent' in that anemoe within a week. Clarks are the amemone whores of the ocean.

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    lol.. ya i know about clarks.. but they got a bad rep.. very territorial.. and get fairly big too

    too funny.. ( the anemone whores.. ).. lol

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    i had black saddle back clowns and as soon as the carpet was in the tank they almost went straight for it..

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    Amphiprion polymnus (Saddleback Clowns) are not a natural host to Stichodactyla gigantea, and even if they were, he would have the same issues that he would with the Clarki's. They get big and are very territorial and quite aggressive.

    If aggression is an issue, than the only options would be Johnny's suggestion upthread (Oscellaris or Percula which includes the "Darwin" clowns) and you could throw in the Pink Skunks as well.

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    Stichodactyla gigantea natural hosts are:

    A. akindynos aka barrier reef anemone fish
    A. bicinctus aka two banded anemone fish
    A. clarkii
    A. ocellaris
    A. percula
    A. perideraion aka pink skunk anemone fish
    A. rubrocinctus aka red anemone fish
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    I have 2 false percs.. so far they want nothing to do with it... I love the skunks and the darwins.. i'll keep my eyes open for a pair.
    thanks everyone.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv View Post
    I have 2 false percs.. so far they want nothing to do with it...
    i hate that, i have 2 false percs too and 4 GBTA's. ( i know its not one of their natural hosts but ..... maybe after 2 years????? ) one of my GBTA's went and got caught in my durso about 6 - 8 months ago. i tried and tried to get him to come out and Finlay just gave him the two top elbows. well my clowns who have never looked twice at the nems host the other end of the pipe, about 3 inches away :035:

    they have hosted powerheads, clumps of HA, anything but the GBTA's. i was thinking of adding another pair but it's only a 120 and the new pair would probably be a more aggressive clown.
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