Nems in mixed reef

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  1. ncfishguy

    ncfishguy Astrea Snail

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    Any one here have any in there tank with other coral? Will they get along with other coral or sting bad or hurt them
     
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  3. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    i believe the genral rule is "scape around a nem and not vise versa" once an anemone has found a spot it wont move much, and you can then place corals accordingly. this however is in no way a guarantee that it will remian in said spot. it may decide to start roaming again at some point (especialy if it starts splitting). so i guess proceed with caution. any anemone to my knowledge packs a powerful punch and will ultimately harm corals should it get into contact with them.
     
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  4. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    +1 Generally not a good idea unless its a large system.Even then it is still a serious risk.
     
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  5. zesty

    zesty Sailfin Tang

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    It's just a risk...

    I had one, now I have two; twice as much to worry about. The second one is about 4" away from where it's been the past 3 months. There's just no cut/dry method to keeping them contained, the tank is the container. :p

    I did go a while without one and I didn't mind it. I didn't really want this one, but we all know how that goes. :cool:
     
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  6. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    While I never had a nem injure or kill a coral, I have lost a few fish and shrimp that became dinner while trying to steal the nem's food. :oops::(:eek:
     
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    ncfishguy Astrea Snail

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    AnotherMike Fire Worm

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    My rbta has been a model citizen for 2 years. She has stayed exactly where I put her and when she split her clone has stayed right next to her.

    My Colorado sunburst on the other hand is on her 3rd spot in 6 months and she almost killed off my Joes rainbow before I had a chance to move it. Right now she is sitting dead center of 3 or 4 medium sized prized sps colonies. I'm going to need to make a call at some point, but I forsee the Colorado getting rehomed.

    Edit, my tank is a 150
     
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  10. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Wait you have a Joe's Rainbow!;) Why have I not seen it in the Acropora thread?:rolleyes:


    It's my experience that a larger tank is advisable. The smaller the tank the greater the risk.

    I recently removed my Carpet for fear the anemone would roam and kill corals or fall victim to a power head.

    Maxi-mini anemones are small, do not move frequently but one of my mini's is rubbing up against the base of one of my acropora and causing it so much stress I must intervene.

    The risk associated with housing an Anemone in a mixed reef is more then I am willing to tolerate.
     
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