Rose bubble tip

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  1. Zahed

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    Hi Brenda

    My tank is being around around 9 months and 3 weeks ago added a rose bubble tip. initally after adding to tank, using a 4 hour drip method, I added the nennie with the live rock it was attached to from the LFS. The nennie moved under a ledge at the back of the tank after the first day and has settled there since.

    She has been feeding well and I have spent 20 minutes afterwards observing. My problem is that my cleaner shrimps now steal her food and sometimes my wrasse. The nennies position is such that it would be impossible to cover her during feeding without trying to discomfort her by re-arranging. The other option is too reove my shrimps, or please say my nennie will sting and eat them soon, just kidding. Your advise is much appreciated.

    My tank parramters are

    Ammonia, Nitrates, Nitrites and Phosphates are = 0

    Temp = 25-26 degrees, SG -1.26
    Lighting 4 x t5 54 W.

    Food = Nennie - lance fish (alternate days)
    General population = misture of krill, mysis, mixed marine, flakes and brine shrimp (alternately) Feeding only every 2 days
    Also add plankton once a week

    Regards
     
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  3. SIMS

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    I don't see why we should be dripping BTA?
     
  4. Zahed

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    Sims, unfortunately thats the method with which I introduced the nennie to the tank. She has settled and has not wandered to date so I am happy she has acclimitised.
     
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    how can you have an anemone without clowns? I know an anemone doesnt need clownfish, but wathcing the interaction between the two is one of the best things you can witness in a marine aquarium.
    Clowns will also feed the anemone and stop everything from stealing the food.
     
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    This is very true once feeding times come around my clowns will take food to the nemmie and guard it with their lives .... One of the win win situations!
     
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    Agreed, get yourself a pair of the common clownfish, they will sort all your problems out and add a whole new perspective to your tank. :)
     
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    I have two false perculas who have not gone. I am happy to swap these clowns with a pair that will host. Any takers
     
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    give it some time .....
     
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    If your PH is too high or too low, they will never host in an anemone.;)
     
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    You can try feeding it through a "hose pipe" and funal method.
     
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    I can only speak from experience of mine, if I feed mine calamari or shrimp they grab it and pull in within a second, there is no chance any fish or shrimp has to come and take anything, if yours is very slow does that not indicate another issue alltogether.

    i only feed mine once and a while when I remember, as far as I know you dont have to target feed dily

    Muz
     
  14. Keanan

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    Why so? @LuckyFish
     
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    How the hell must a clown know what a nennie looks like? Especially the captive bred clowns. The clown is smelling the nennie and if the PH is to high or to low, he can not smell the nennie. To high and to low doesn't mean PH 9 and PH 7.
    There where the problem is coming for all clowns with the expected acidification of our oceans. Clowns will not be able to smell the nennie and are in big danger without their natural shelter.
     
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    You can try adding a clownfish, but there is no guarantee they will host. You can also try feeding the shrimp and the wrasse first. Feeding the anemone smaller portions may help it digest the food before the shrimp or wrasse can take it.

    If your anemone has placed itself under a ledge, I’m assuming that means it’s not getting much light, and will likely be making another move.

    Yes, your anemone may end up eating them, but I wouldn’t hold out for that.

    There is nothing wrong with the drip acclimation method.
     
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    @Anemone - is it wise/safe to skip acclimatisation with BTAs?
     
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    No, not at all. They need to be acclimated properly.
     
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    Cool will keep that in mind. We learn things everyday.
     
  20. Munky82

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    I have a pair of common clowns that never host in my rose bubble tip. They sleep in the shade of the nennie. :p

    When it comes to ph, so it's possible to encourage the clowns to host by manipulating the ph (or getting it spot-on) ?
     
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    I don't recommend playing with your pH. I do recommend keeping it in the normal range.

    I am not aware of any studies that indicate pH is the cause of clownfish not taking to an anemone in captivity. I am aware of cases where several tanks have been on one system where some clownfish took to the anemone and some did not.
     
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