GBTA, will it host common clown

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  1. Hermanus

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    Will two common clowns houst in GBTA?

    I have two common clowns with a GBTA, and thy havent whent to the GBTA at all, its been 3 weeks now.
     
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    It depends. I believe some of the common clowns that are captive bred never seem to make the transition. I guess they've never encountered one in the wild so they might not know what it is:whistling: I suggest you build some kind of "container" out of eggcrate and place the clown in there with the nennie. I'm not sure if this might help, but I've heard of some guys doing it;)

    Good luck and I hope they realise how much fun it can be:1:

    Just to add seeing that you're specifically referring to GTBA. There is a list somewhere that lists the compatibility of clowns and anemones. Will look for it quickly:)
     
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    There is no guranrantee when it comes to clownfish in captivity.
     
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    My clowns were captive bred, and never had any exposure to nennies. I gave them a little flowerpot to host in, and then start growing large clumps of pulsing xenia on top of the pot and a second prominent spot in the middle of the tank. They now host both large xenia clumps. I think placing the host coral in an area that they have already chosen to "host" does wonders...

    I've also heard anecdotally that giving them a visual reference - like a picture of another clown hosting a nennie, or a video, helps.... ??

    But general rule is that its hit or miss. Some will, some won't.
     
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    Thy whent in a hammer head in my frends aquaruim for a fery long time, he didnt had a nennie, so when he give up his tank I took over the clowns.

    Hope thy will go to the GBTA.
     
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    Give it time. They may go in yet.
     
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    Got a Radianthus magnificent, and the clowns went in immediately, but the nennie is not looking to good. It is bleached (white).

    Purple base yellow tips,will post a pic or two.

    Wanted to feed it but it does not want to take the food, mouth is open, tenticles is short and it is bleached.

    I have 2 X 150w MH on it and made sure of water movement.

    Only arrived with me this morning so will let it settle for two days before trying to feed it again.

    What else can I do for it?
     
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    What are you feeding? How big are the portions? Water parameters? Did you remove the other anemone? You may want to keep the clowns away until it recovers.
     
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    I FEED HAKE. THE PORIONS ARE SMALLER THAN HIS MOUTH. THE BUBBLETIP HAS BEEN REMOVED.

    ph 8.2
    kH 7
    AMON 0
    NITR 0
    NITRA 5

    CATCHING THE CLOWNS IS NOT TO EASY,BUT WILL TRY
     
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    I would cut that portion down to about 1/4th of what you are feeding. Definately post some pics so we have a better idea of what is going on. Work on getting the nitrate down. What is your salinity?
     
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    Salinity is 1.023/4

    will cut down on the portion size, it is af he just release the portion he is not even trying to take it to his mouth.
     
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    Not as bad as I had expected. Food and excellent water quality is going to be your best option. It may take months, so be patient. Feed the smaller portions to the anemone daily. Keep us updated on the progress, good or bad.
     
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    Thank you anemone ,will keep you up to date.
     
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    Ooops! Missed this before. Gradually bring up the salinity to 1.026. 1.023/4 is a bit low for anemones.

    Does the food stick to the tentacles at all?
     
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    Yes the food dit stick to the tentacls, but after a min or two it flouts away
     
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