Which Anemone with which clowns

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Just a short list of nenny / clown hosting

Ocellaris Clown
Carpet anemone,
Ritteri (Maroon) anemone
Saddle anemone
Bubble anemone

Percula Clown
Carpet anemone,
Ritteri (Maroon) anemone
Saddle anemone
Bubble anemone

Tomato Clown
Bubble anemone
Long Tentacle anemone
Sebae anemone

Clark's Clown
Sebae anemone
Long Tentacle anemone
Ritteri (Maroon) anemone
Carpet anemone
Saddle anemone
Bubble anemone

Tomato Clown
Bubble anemone
Long Tentacle anemone
Sebae anemone

Maroon Clown
Ritteri (Maroon) anemone
Bubble anemone
Long Tentacle anemone

Pink Skunk Clown
Long Tentacle anemone
Sebae anemone
Ritteri (Maroon) anemone
Carpet anemone
Saddle anemone
Bubble anemone
 
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Thanx for the info

Just a friendly reminder to all budding reefkeepers - a clown fish does NOT need an anemone to host in.;)

They require a species tank to do best.;):dft010:

yupp but heck it looks so cool when the clown gets all comfy in the nenny. Thats what got me into marines..hehehehe nope it wasn't finding nemo
 
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my clown has gone in to a torch about 3 months ago ! just went in there one day and been there every since lovely to watch ! only problem is they can be a bit rough ! so keep an eye on them if they go in anything else other than a anemone
 
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I don't think there's any hard and fast rules on where or rather in what clowns host. I have 4 common clown in my tank. 2 Host in the magnificent nenny, other one in my hammer coral and the little guy tries to host in my pin cushion.

I think we can just assume that the clown will pick its own host.
 

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My common clowns both alternate between the zoanthids colony, a frag of that and my torch coral. I think they prefer the zoos in the day and the torch coral at night for some reason. I suspect the torch coral is more "sticky" so they can sleep :p
 
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Yeah I found the clown / Nem symbosis fascinating.

My current system is not condusive to keeping Nems so my clowns host in my Elegance coral.
The amazing thing that I found is that the Elegance doesn't close up at night as much as it used too, almost like it's providing a home for them. Intially I was concerned that it would stress the Elegance but it's been going on for about 6 months now and the Elegance seems happier than ever.
It seems that the Elegance is benefiting from this relationship.
 
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I have two bubbletips(Entacmaea sp) cloned from one parent. I have a wild clarke clown who has chosen both as host. Whilst my tank-raised percula has no idea what a nenny is. He has chosen some branching hammers to host in and is slowly irritating it to the point where infection has caused the loss of some heads. He will probably end up in the frag tank at this rate:whistling:
 

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this Is the reason i have a marine tank again :)
 
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I have encouraged tank reared A. ocellaris and A. percula into magnifica anemones, by placing clowns that were already using anemones into the tank to "how them how". It is best if the "couching" clowns are of similar size and if the aquarium is as large as possible. The coaches are removed as soon as the original fish get the idea.
 

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