Red Base Anemone

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  1. Mariner

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    Hi

    Im looking for a red base anemone to buy?
    Anybody have 1 in stock, and must be willing to ship.
    Please PM

    thanks
     
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    Macrodactylis doreensis? How long has your tank been running, depth of substrate, type of substrate and lighting? :)
     
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    hi Carlos
    getting to 5months now
    250w MH T5 Combo
    4x24w
    depth of substrate: 500mm
    type: unkown
     
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    Ok, here's the thing, substrate is deep enough, the larger specimens need at lease 150mm depth of substrate which should be a mix of fine aragonite sand, course sand will not suffice.
    Lighting sounds good.
    Tank age, that is where you could end up with a problem, anemones in general love to have very stable and mature systems, ones that are over at least one to two years of age.

    Read the following article, it's a simple and informative guide to the various anemones available but certainly not exhaustive.
    http://www.w3page.com/fishline/anem.html

    I rescued one a few weeks back, it seemed bleached, but it is doing well, found a nice deep spot in my tank and has settled down.
    They also only host certain clowns and the common percula clowns are not very eager to host it.
    Good luck with your decision and search
     
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    wow thanks alot for all the info
    is there anything you would suggest, similar to red base anemone?
    but something nemo's love to host?
     
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    Bubble tip anemones are probably your best bet, but it's not a 100% given. I have one bubble tip in my shallow reef, five perculas, and not one hosts the bubble or red base. I have three clowns that live in one of my Zoa colonies:

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    Read this page, will give you all the info you need about anemones and which clowns they will host:

    Clownfish - Host Anemone Matches by Clownfish - Clownfish and their Host Anemones
     
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