Will my clowns host my torch coral to death?

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  1. Matt

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    Just got a BEAUTIFUL torch coral from Midasblenny, and it took my clowns nearly a week to find it. But anyway they're hosting in it right now, and i've noticed its not as inflated as usual.

    Will they host it to death? What should I do? I don't want to lose either :(

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    Its possible, but i doubt it. They seem to get used to the irritation
     
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    Is there anything I should look out for? 1st sign of problems that beaut torch is out of there!
     
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    Warren: So insightful! :razz:
     
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    No one told me with my Heliofungia, till I said my coral has fins :whistling:
     
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    Watch the fleshy area on the branches. The clowns rub against it until it recedes all the way to the top.
     
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    my clown hosts in one of my frogspawn.now and then i notice a a tentacle comming loose of the frogspwan and going all over the place
     
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    Well this particular torch is so colourful I didn't want to take the chance, so i've moved it far away from the clowns "hosting spots" and they seem to be leaving it alone. Back right hand side of the tank is no place for such a beaut of a specimen though :(
     
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    cool just monitor them
     
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    my clowns started doing this only this weekend and the touch has been in the tank for 3 months now. looks way cool.

    tell me, does your one clown shimmer up against the other - my one started this action 2 weeks ago and now, i think the male, is hosting in the touch. he is also now chasing my firefish when they get a bit too close - are they going to mate or start?
     
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    shan: mine have done that since day 1, its a sign they've paired. As of yet mine haven't mated.. :)
     
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    Looking cool Matt.

    What clowns are those, and what other livestock do you have in your tank?
     
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    Nice 'ol ocellaris clowns :)

    also have 2 purple firefish and a midas blenny.
     
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