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  1. iBluewater

    iBluewater Senior Member (PhD)

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    You're very welcome, in general Clownfish in captivity readily accept Macrodactyla doreensis as a host anemone, even if doreensis is not their natural host anemone in the wild. BTAs are the other anemone Clownfish will readily accept.

    Below is a photo of a Maroon hosted by a doreensis, Entacmaea quadricolor is the Maroon's only host anemone in the wild.

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    You may also want to note that both BTAs and Doreensis have been know to cause Black Onyx to loose their black.

    Haddonis, Giganteas and Martensii have been know to melanise
    Clownfish.

    I hope the above info is of help. Let me know if you need more assistance.
     
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  3. nc208082

    nc208082 Zoanthid

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    Very good info thank you. I know maroon and clarkii's are the best ones for hosting but haven't had any luck with these oc's.

    I was very curious if you had noticed in your experience whether clowns that are active swimmers and don't choose any softy to try and host whether they would one day take a nem. Or since they show no interest, a nem wouldn't be worth a try.
     
  4. iBluewater

    iBluewater Senior Member (PhD)

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    We noticed that in general even over active clowns will eventually settle and calm down in the presence of an anemone and accept an anemone, its may take minutes or a month, but they'll eventually give in to instincts. We've had 3rd and 4th generation Clownfish that have never seen an anemone eventually accept an anemone.

    Its not instinctive however for them to choose a softy, although on several occasions we've witness clowns being hosted by softies, therefore not choosing a softy is not an indication that the will reject an anemone.
     
  5. aquariaman

    aquariaman Pajama Cardinal

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    Got any pics of your rose bubble tips? I would love to see them! :)
     
  6. iBluewater

    iBluewater Senior Member (PhD)

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    RBTA
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    Orange Sunburst BTA
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    Blue Super Nova BTA
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  7. iBluewater

    iBluewater Senior Member (PhD)

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    Maroon and Anemone looking relaxed.

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  9. iBluewater

    iBluewater Senior Member (PhD)

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  10. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Some day I hope to setup a tank with just clowns and a ric. anemone. I know who I am going to call when I am ready. :) Great anemones there sir!
    matt
     
  11. iBluewater

    iBluewater Senior Member (PhD)

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    Thank you Sir! we'll certainly pick the very best specimen for you.
     
  12. reefmonkey

    reefmonkey Giant Squid

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    Is your shipping a fixed rate or do you email quotes on order. Saw some Pseudanthias I'm interested in.