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    Buying a host anemone...

    Any reccomendations on where to order a host anemone for my clownfish? I haven't been able to find one in any online stores....

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    umm how about here? PM Ivan to see what he can get you. might as well be nice to the hand that feeds you this great informative website.

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    I checked and didn't see any on the site?...

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    Randi.... FYI...... your tank hasn't been up and running long enough for a anemone. Also you don't have the proper lighting for a anemone.

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    I am aware of that I would have to upgrade my lighting before I buy an anemone Marcel... I am "looking" around right now getting ideas of what I want eventually.


    Thanks for the FYI though
    :fool:

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    I'd really consider not getting one at all. I've had two different types now - bubbletip and long tentacled. Nothing but trouble! Mine did very well, grew like weeds and split and split and split - and stung the hell out of my corals. I had a heck of a time getting them out. Clowns are just as happy hosting in a frogspawn coral and it's a LOT less trouble.
    Susan

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    Anenomes should be left in the ocean IMO. Wild clowns need them to survive. Captive clowns do not.

    Their life span nears immortality in the wild, in aquaria, I would guess most don't last out a year.

    My clown hosts in my bubble coral and seems to like it. I don't think he understands the reason the bubble coral is so comfy is that it is inflating to try and eat him :-P
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    Great info

    Any other reccomendations on a specific coral they might like ?

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    I don't agree with you on this one mickyfin. There isn't any shortage of anemones in the wild. And they aren't that hard to keep if you have good water paramaters and lighting. They are a pain in the butt though. I'll never have another one.

    The euphelia type corals make good hosts - frogspawn, hammer, torch. Many host in the larger hairy mushrooms. Oh - toadstools - a favorite clown host!
    Susan

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    I have 4 out of the five that Susan mentions, but my clown likes the return pipe. There's no guarantee that your clown will jump into the host you buy for it.
    George

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