Anemome for clowns

OrionN

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Clown fish does not need an anemone in aquarium. Anemone is a much harder animal to take care for than clowns. You should setup a tank for the anemone, then add the clown to the anemone rather than the other way. You really need to know how to take care of your reef first before attempt to take care of anemone. They are not animal for beginner. Definitely not in a fish only tank.
If you give information about your tank, we can give advices about whether or not you should get an anemone and which one to get.
 

andip3

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nems can be kind of picky about lighting but it will find a spots you just want to make sure it can't get sucked into any power heads or other devices and feed it about once a week or so with a chunk of silverside. and know that even if you get one it can take your clowns a long time to find and be interested in it. once they find it they won't leave it but it can sometimes take as long as 6 months for them to find it
 

spoonman1979

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If you are up for it, my true percs dove into the Magnifica in about 5 minutes of it being added. They had never hosted any of the BTAs I have had in the past and had the pair for 5+ years...
 

Tmoriarty

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Same as spoon, but I would not advice taking care of a magnifica unless you have a large stable tank that has extremly good flow and lighting, what is your tank setup??
 

OrionN

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clown fish hosting anemones are not all the same. They are all difficult to keep happy. Some species are much more difficult to keep than other and they all requires different condition.
If you don't know much about anemones, you need to research about them. Often to keep anemone successfully, you need to set up a tank for them and add other animal that tolerate the condition of that tank. If you already have a reef tank, give us information about the tank and we can recommend species that may do well in that tank. All of the anemones need stability of the aquarium, plus the right condition to do well. If you don't provide what it need, it will go marching in your tank and wander into pump intake, overflow and kill itself. Before killing itself, it will kill any corals on in it's way.
 

seamonkey84

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If your tank is stable and you have good lights, you could go with a bta, as it's the most widely accepted nem by all clowns, even if it's not their natural host. Not all clowns will host, but if your clown is tring to be hosted by any of your corals or feather dusters than its a good bet they will eventually go into the nem. If it doesn't go in for a while, try posting a pic of a clown in a nem against the tank, monkey see monkey do most of the time.
 
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