Clown Hosting

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  1. Criggy

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    Hi Guys -

    So after thinking that my pair of clowns was completely uncultured I woke up this morning to the female hosting my torch coral. They have been in the tank for over a year and have never hosted any corals or anemones before. Im a bit worried that the clown is going to host the torch to death - can torches handle being hosted or should I put the torch in an eggrate box?

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  3. Jason

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    Ill say some will damage or upset the coral and in some cases I saw they dont. I sold my Torch as they where quite aggressive, pulling the tentacles and my torch always retracted and never looked good. Keep an eye on it.

    My pair hosted my torch, after that my hammer coral, after that my open brain and then my Green Star polyps. When frightened they dive into the GSP other than that i hardly seem them in it.
     
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    the size of the torch in relation to the clown is not good. Even an anemone, needs to be bigger than the clown, else the fish bothers the hosting coral too much.

    Maybe put a little eggcrate box over the torch coral for the next few days.
     
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    The torch is quite a but bigger than the clown - the lights had just turned on and it had minimal polyp extension. Should I leave or rather use eggcrate sooner than later? Any bright ideas on what the clown can host without damage? Id like a rbta?
     
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    try this: if the clown causes visible damage within the next few days/weeks try get him off the torch as advised, if not leave him/her to be a happy lad/chic
     
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    Haha..will do. She is dive bombing the torch and not letting the male near it ever though they are a pair. She is obviously a noob
     
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    How long have your tank been running? If it's mature enough, get a nenny
     
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    Its well mature - about a year hand a half odd - yeah thinking about a nennie but my last one died. Will a clown take to a nennie rather than the torch?
     
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    He should, especially if you cover the torch with egg crate
     
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