Clown hosting in elegance

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  1. 6x9base13

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    Hi All,

    My ocellaris has decided to host in my elegance since Monday. Wasn't sure at first , but s/he's permanently there now , rubbing all over it.

    For every thread I've read that says their elegance was all good with a clown , I've probably read 10 which said it killed the elegance.

    Any advice on how to discourage that or must one of them go :( ?

    Would adding an anemone lure the clown away ? Tank's very stable , but only six months old and my cyano battle is slowly but surely being won. If the elegance doesn't go backwards fast I can possible get that under control and add a nem later though I suspect there are no guarantees it would lure the clown ?

    Got a 700l setup on the way, but that's probably only going to be ready May assuming a 4+ week cycle and some of the construction required.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    you can make an eggcrate cage and cover the coral, i sadly lost all my clams to my clowns hosting in them, my suggestion is to sell the clowns, or move the coral and see if it follows
     
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    rather make a plan. Elegance corals are a lot more finicky than say hammer or frogspawns. Although even they also could react negatively due to clowns hosting them.

    Move the elegance to the other side of the tank. See if clown follows.
    As Dallas said, an eggcrate cover will help.

    My Ocealaris clowns at a point hosted my pincushion. Right next to the anemone. Was not interested at all in the anemone. OK, pincushion was first.
     
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    is the Elegance taking strain?
     
  6. 6x9base13

    6x9base13 Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys. Will make a plan.

    Elegance is ok so far, but the clowns getting more and more boisterous with it.
     
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