Local anemones

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  1. Furbz

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    can anyone tell me about the local anemones that can be found of the KZN coast?
     
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    Are you talking about the little red ones that you find in the rock pools?
     
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    no, i've bin offered a nennie that is 5cm in diameter and is white and grey... thats all i know of it for now? you recon its ok?
     
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    Not sure if it will be ok, but is it legal to take local anemone's?
     
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    hi viper which type of anemone is good for clown fish? i do understand that not all clowns and all anemone will take on the symbiotic relationship but i most cases which would suit the clown fish, also what is required to maintain and sustain its prolonged existance, mainly lighting and food? thanx
     
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    Most important is lighting, food is generally used to get the nemmie off it's knees after been bleached through shipping.

    Bubble Tips are the most common nemmie clowns take to, but then tank bred clowns host in almost anything (clams included :whistling:)
     
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    haha true! my new hermits congregate in the corner of my tank cause they get bullied by the older one and my clown looks as though it hosts on them! last night i was walking by the tank and i could swear the clown was gettin involved in the groupin there!:p
     
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    Use our links section ;)

    Click here Links and Downloads Manager - Anemones - Marine Aquariums of South Africa The first listing (Anemone's in Captive Systems) has a nice table at the bottom of the page which lists most of the more popular species of clown fish and anemone compatibility.
     
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    thanx guyz, warr7207
    tell me you mentioned lighting, so what would be a standard lighting for this.
     
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    so as mentioned tank bred clowns host on almost anything, so should i run a FOWLR setup then what could i get for my clowns to host in
     
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    Hammers, frogspawn, pin cushion corals...Am i right about the pin cushion though guys?
     
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    frog spawn looks good
     
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    The softies are great, be careful with LPS, as clowns will start rubbing the coral right down to the skeleton. My maroon has killed a bubble and heliofungia.

    A healthy well-established hammer will do the job.
     
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    Rather not even try with LPS. you could waste a whole lot of money lke i did and dead LPS in your tank is not cool. my clowns host a colt now. they very happy. planning on getting a nemmie when my tank is more mature
     
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    ya, gonna get me a nemmie too eventually:) It just turns out that of the nemmies, the hardiest, A bubble tip, is my maroon clowns actual preffered nemmie:) tatao! hows that for luck? But, its a serious commitment, read the thread of how serious you need to be to have one, about a nemmies life span actually being hundreds of years and only living for one or two in our tanks, very sad. Thats why i'm gonna be the first to have mine live to ten and beyond!:yeahdude:
     
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    i know thats why i am going to only put one in when i know my tank is ready for it.:thumbup:. well good luck.
     
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    ok so from what i know, the little red nennies you find along our coastline are bad guys. what about the striped anemones?
     
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    guys do we have to dive to the depts to get a nemmie or could the good ones also be found in rock pools too...
     
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