Anemone wars

Discussion in 'Anemone's' started by erle_vaughan, 21 Jun 2011.

  1. erle_vaughan

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    Is there a compatibility chart WRT different types of anemones or should they be kept by region or something like that?

    I'm particularly interested in the carpet, bubble tip, and long tentacle (doreensis)...

    any plans???
     
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  3. Evo R

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    Best to wait for Brenda for this one.
     
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    i would like the info as well, im busy adding corals now

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    From my personal experience i have kept many different types together,what i notice is the problem comes about only when they touch, they sting each other ,and are then are aware of each-other existence, and this is when the chemical warfare begins, i could be wrong but this is based on observation!:tt2:
     
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    No. The best option is to keep only clones together when keeping more than one anemone in the same tank.

    If you plan to mix species, it is best to go with a large system, but there is never a guarantee there won't be problems. Running carbon may also help.
     
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    Thanks Ranvir and Anemone

    I have a Cerianthus already is that a prob?

    What fish pester anemones?

    I only plan on getting more anemones in December time so i will have some more questions for sure.
    From what i have read most of them are particularly sensitive and require the best you can give. So i'm going to make sure i can provide the best.
     
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    All anemones can sting. If mixing species it is best to keep in larger systems, away from each other. Tube anemones have also been known to eat small fish.

    It is best to stay away from any fish that is not 100% reef safe. Crabs and shrimp have also been known to pester anemones. They can go digging in the mouth of an anemone to find food. I had a peppermint shrimp once that would always dig food out of my anemone's mouth.....until one day my anemone ate the shrimp! :eek:
     
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    i found that out the hard way when for a couple days i couldn't find my threadfin butterfly, and then by chance i was looking at the tank/tube anemone and it regurgitated the poor fella.
     
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    Ouch!
     
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    ya... i felt bad for the poor guy...
    it just seams to just sting the rest of the fish, my snowflake and blennie went crazy the first time it encountered it.
     
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    Snowflake Eel? Not a reef safe fish that should be with anemones.
     
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    really??? :eek: how so?
     
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    :bump:
    BUMP!!! :)
     
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    Eels have been known to nip at anemones.
     
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    I'm not really sure what you're looking for that I haven't already answered. Could you be more specific. As far as mixing species of anemones, you won't find a chart. It is best not to mix them. You will however find that some people have done it without issue. This doesn't mean they won't have issues in the future.
     
  17. erle_vaughan

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    thanks... that is what I wanted to know.

    When it gets closer to the time of me buying anemones I will ask specific advice to them then...
     
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    You're welcome!
     
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