Making friends with your anenome and clown fish

Discussion in 'Anemone's' started by Mirage, 12 Oct 2009.

  1. Mirage

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    Hey Guys,
    I have a common clown that wouldnt even swim to the side of the tank where the anenome is situated... I decided to see if perhaps I could give them a bit of encouragement, I took a guppy breeding tank, its a square fairly large mesh hook on contraption, I put the anenome in the tank, he took up half the space, I then added the clown fish, left them together for a few days, the clown fish started to swim through the nennie, and started to take to it... I then put them back into the main tank, now 3 days later the little clown fish is nicelt nesstled in his anenome... I also struggled to get the anenome to take to a spot in the tank, I managed to get hold of a nicely sized smooth rock, which I placed in the soil, and he seemed to attach to it and has happily stayed there ever since... Perhaps this all just luckily worked out, but its worth a try?
     
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  3. seank

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    Thanks for sharing Mirage. Good idea, but one must still be careful not to stress out the Nennie. Good idea though
     
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    I would have been afraid that the clownfish would jump out and end up on the floor! Glad it worked out for you!
     
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    hi,

    what else could be done to make them freinds as i have the same problem. my two clowns go near the nennie but not into or close up. my wrasse will still go close to the nennie and sometimes even graze it. any ideas?
     
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    How long have the clowns been with the Nemmie??
     
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    about one month...
     
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    Give them another week or so. Most of the clown I put in my tank, usually took a couple of weeks before they found the nemmie. Also, wre your clowns hosting in a coral or just "hovering" in mid water??
     
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    They just hover mid water or near rock..
     
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    Link to your tank???
     
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