Which Anemone with which clowns

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  1. Copperband

    Copperband

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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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  3. Smithers

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    Nice info there, Thanks robbie.
     
  4. Bristlebasher

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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:
     
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    Very Nice, Thank You Copper. Thread Stuck.
     
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    Thanks for the info, good post !
     
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    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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    i noticed certain clowns host themselves in frogspwan and stuff like that.why wont my perculia clown host itself in one of the frogspwan colonies?
     
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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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    Yup, I had a nennie and a zoo. My clown chose the Zoo to host in.
     
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    yeah my common clowns ignore my carpet nenny like a stop sign.
     
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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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    who has seen the clown and nenny display at V&A..awesome!!
     
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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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    Nature is so amazing :thumbup:
     
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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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