tommys hosting in clam

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    That is awesome.
     
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    I doubt if in the long run it will be good for the clam. If you cannot host clowns in a too small anemone, then surely a clam that is not used to it, will eventually suffer.

    My ocealaris clown hosted in my frogspawn. Then I moved the frogspawn and the clown host himself in a cave. Now the frogspawn open up more than ever before. So the clown did had an impact on it.
     
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    be a little careful that the rubbing of the clowns as they host (natural behavior) doesnt damage the clam mantle against the clam shell. thats a lovely clam you have, great size so watch carefull as once damage occurs it can be difficult to reverse.
     
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    thanks for the replies !
    they have been hosting for about 3 months now and clam seems fine !
    if i notice that they are annoying the clam , what can i do ? i mean , how do i get the tommies to get disinterested ? barring taking them out :(
     
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    thanks boegie
     
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    personally, i would light my sump, add a long polloped softy (something like a pincushion) and add the clowns to the sump with the coral you choose in the hopes that they start to host in that. i would leave them in the sump (remebering to feed them too:)) for a while after they host and then reintroduce both them and the hosting coral.

    You could try adding a suitable host coral to the same position as the clam and move the clam away from the area (at night) and hope the clowns take to the coral and not move over to their clam (most likely in my experience).

    perhaps try the second option first as it would be easier for you :)
     
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    ok
    my sump is lit , but i agree that the second option would be better

    thanks
     
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    Damn, that clam is bigger than a Jabulani soccer ball !!!
    Beautiful specimen, dont let the clowns damage it !
     
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    Thanks AOR
    The clam is growing and strong ! :thumbup:
     
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    That is a nice clam buddy :thumbup: but i also would think the clam doesnt like them, even when u bring ur hand near a clam it retracts a bit, but that behvior is so cool, first time ive seen that :whistling:. and 'tommies' :lol:
     
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    Thanks dude
    Really cool to watch. They been hosting for a couple of months now and strangely enuff the clam doesn't close or react at all. During the day while lights on , the tommies are in and out of the outta lips - wicked. At night when clam closes the tommies sleep under the shell. So ! Let's hope it continues :thumbup:
     
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    Thats just AWESOME! Never thought that a clown will host in a clam! Maybe your clam has slow reflexes:lol:. Beautiful clam by the way:thumbup:
     
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    I got the same story in my tank. I got an African Clown hosting in my Squamosa. Funny the clam never closes on him.
     
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    My lawnmower blenny used to always park himself right on top of my clam, never flinched an inch, seemed quite happy to have this fat gutted fish sit on top of him.
     
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    I want a clam :(
     
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    well booooiz and girrrlzz
    i have aquired a second clam !! this baby is enormous !! reckon twice the size of mine !
    lets hope my african clowns donw make a home there huh :thumbup:
     
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