Next Pair of Clowns

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  1. brentv

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    Hey Guys and Gals,
    My Maroon clowns have been living seperately for the last year in my 2.7M tank...
    The larger Female has occupied my small colony of about 5 BTA's on the very far right of my tank, and flippin finally about a week ago the smaller male has joined her:)
    I would like to add a 2nd pair of clowns now, as the maroons seem to be only staying in an area of about a 3rd of the DT.
    Wanna get something really nice.
    was thinking of some really nice true percs or even platinums if I can afford:biggrin:
    Thoughts?:whistling:
     
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    I have a pair of false percs, they refuse to be hosted in the RBTA or anything else for that matter. Their territory is my entire 4ft tank.

    Anyway, I added a pair of true percs a little while ago, I was afraid that they'll be harassed by the false percs which are about 4 times their size. I released the true percs right into the RBTA, the ploy worked! The true percs haven't left the nennie since. The false percs were curious initially, but now there's no conflict.. All is well..
     
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    Eish its gonna be hard to introduce more clowns into a tank with Maroon Clowns
     
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    Yeah that's why I was waiting for the male to move in with the female..
    Seems as soon as they are in their host anemone they tend to stay put and not wander around so much. Just hope their notorius aggro nature doesnt come out when I put a new pair in!
    Thinking maybe I should put a nennie and new pair same time, otherside of the tank so Maroons don't decide to expand their territory??
     
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    I've been lucky with these 2 as my tank is pretty heavily stocked, they don't mess with any of the other inhabitants, I even have a yellow tail damsel, that hides a few centimeters below in a little hole in the LR a few shrimps and a Bangaii that hovers right next to the anemone!

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    Guys just a quick question,
    In the pic from my post above you can see my BTA's have long thin tentacles (always been like this??) what are the reasons they do this?:blush:
     
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    BTAs don't need bubbles, also read that they could be hungry, how often you feed them and also lighting, but yours looks pretty darn healthy!:)
     
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    There is no known reason to why they do that.
     
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    Yeah lighting aint the issue,
    I don't target feed them, but Clowns give them scraps and I feed a lot coz of all my Anthias, so they getting a lot of fine food!!!
    Reckon I should try target feed for a few weeks and see?

    Dammit, but the bubbles are so cute:blush:
     
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    You could try, I feed mine once every week to two weeks, never push food into the anemone, let it grasp it by itself. Give it a try, nothing to lose!
     
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    But I'm scared Luci (fer) the Clown is gonna bite me:biggrin:
     
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