Peet Marais

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  1. pmarais

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    I have an carpet animone thatwants to be fed small frozen fish, I bought 2 clown fish and it seems that they dont want to feed the animone but do play inside it though, is this normal ?
     
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    Clowns in the anemone is more than normal, its their natural behavior, the anemone protects them. I feed my nemmie mussel meat from pnp which is frozen and he loves it, but remeber to fully thaw the food before feeding :p
    Carpet anemones are usually pretty aggressive as far as anemones go
     
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    Welcome to MASA Peet, can you tell us more about your setup? a picture or fifty maybe? ;)
     
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    You can get silverside or smelt from your local LFS, small pieces of not more than a cm every other day will keep your nennie happy :thumbup:
     
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    I have a 4Ft or 1m200 tank with plenty of live rock in it.I use a 900 sump with a dry sand base and lots of live rock, skimmer and a natrate reactor. I have in the tank 6 blennies , 1 foxface , 1 sailfin Tang ,2 fire shrimps , 2 camelback shrimps , 2 cleaner shrimps ,2 maroon clown fish , 2 maroon one band clowns , 2 orange clowns , 2 blue damdels , 2 yellow damdels , 2 small hermit crabs and 2 snails
    The natrates are 0 mg/l:razz:
     
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    can I add another anemone to my tank or will they kill each other
     
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    It is normal for the clowns to play and clean the nemmie, they might give it foom occationally, but you must feed it and not rely on then feeding, thats just extra for the nemmie... good luck, show us some pics
     
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    welcome to MASA!:thumbup:
     
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    Nice setup dude :thumbup: but 6 blennies? are they the same species? i thought they were usually aggressive towards one another:whistling: Very much looking forward to seeing some pics, and as for adding another anemone, depending on the species it will most likely kill any other nennies as carpets are angry nennies :dft007: but ask brenda in the anemone forum, she will most likely be able to help. Pics please!!:)
     
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    No it is not of the same species 2 fire gobbies , 2 orange face and the other 2 is blue :p
     
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    but gobies are gobies, not blennies:p or am i wrong? someone help me here. How does the nitrate reactor run? does it require alot of maintenence?
     
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    Welcome to MASA. Agree with the rest, pics are a must here on MASA :)
    How long has the tank been running? What lights do you have?
     
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    Welcome to MASA…... :thumbup:
     
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    The tank is running for 8 months and the lighting are 2 white and 2 blue T5 lamps
     
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    The nitrate reactor work as follow.The water passes through sulpher beats then through hydro corbonate bac into the sump.And no maintenance.Once a year i will have to replace the beats and hydro carbonite
     
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    Hey "sory" dude blennies / gobbies they all look the same
     
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    Not sure if I missed it, but how long you got the nennie now? I think the 2 x white tubes are not adequite enough to ensure the long term survival of the nennie - you need to look into this and add more, or 150w metal halides ;)
     
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    I have ordered a metal halide from sterlig in roodepoort
     
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