how big will a local nenny grow in my tank?

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  1. Kevin34PE

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    Hi,just a quick question,how big does a local orage nenny grow in a tank,and will it play host to a clown fish from the lfs?
     
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    a picture says a thousand words...

    Is it a rock anemone? Most likely. They do not host clowns, rather they will eat your clowns.

    They di not grow big either, about 10cm across maximum

    But, its better to first post a pic and some info on where you got it.
     
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    dude
    i have tried and failed with local nemmies
    they dont survive our tanks temps
    and a clown will not host
    i dont even bother taking them from sea
    rather leave them let them live
    just my 2c
     
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    Here's 2 pics,nennies been in tank a couple of weeks and eats well.

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    See the size of the seargent major compared to the nenny? Nenny was less than half its size when I got it. A lot of people has told me he's ugly and looks local,but I like him.
     
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    Thats a beauty!!
    Where did you collect it from? Rockpool i presume..
    Im afraid @toppdog is right. They are coldwater species & rarely live very long unless you keep the water below 22degrees all year round...
    Let us know how he is doing in a month or so...
     
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    Will post pics of him in a month again. I don't run heaters in my tank,so temp shouldn't be a problem. Collected him at flat rocks. Had him over a month now already. Eats bout 3 mussels every 2nd day,and whatever else is blown towards him after the fishies have been fed.
     
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    Nice nennie, but it looks to me he will eat your clowns for breakfast. The only ones i saw is the nennies in rock pools. This one looks diffrent. ( still looks like a aggressive nennie. )
     
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    Thanks,so I'm gonna give the clown a skip and stick to the frozen and fresh foods as I've been doing so far.
     
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    Updated pics nearly 2 months later of my local nenny.

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    Very cool looking anemone! Like others have stated, it is not a hosting anemone and I don't believe clowns would be safe in it!
     
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    Thanks. I decided against the nemo fish long ago. Kids don't want one anymore. Its just nice knowing I can keep it alive.
     
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