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Old 10/10/2017, 07:33 PM   #1
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Which first

When I had a fish only tank, I had a clown and anemone and loved them. It was dumb luck, but they did so great together. That was 35 years ago and I donít remember if I got them at the same time or not. This time I would like to get a pair of clowns and a hosting anemone. Should I get them all at the same time or get the fish first or the anemone first?

My anenome had pink tips. What would be a good combo? I remember them being so pretty and lively. I would love to do the same again, any recommendations would be appreciated.


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Old 10/10/2017, 10:43 PM   #2
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Anemone first so that it can settle down before clownfish start bashing their faces into them.

Also, not all anemones will host all clowns (or more like clowns won't accept a host that isn't it's host in nature). So to get close to guaranteed hosting, you'll need to match them up.


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Old 10/13/2017, 07:44 AM   #3
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Agreed, Nem first and natural combinations.

I would recommend them having a tank for themselves, so that you get to see the most of their territorial dancing. If you crowd them, they will perk more in their safe spot(s) but otherwise they will dance around all the tank at dusk.

Some of the anemonefish-complexes swim with sideward movement, some with up and down movement.

The bigger types tend to be much more territorial but -the bigger the fish- the louder sounds they make.. and that is of course a very endearing trait in the eyes of many human pet owners.


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Old 10/13/2017, 08:17 AM   #4
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Thanks! Will get the nem first!


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Old 10/13/2017, 09:11 AM   #5
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You're welcome, it is like the most overlooked pets around imo.

(..easy for me to say, I didn't get into saltwater hosting until LED made the lighting aspect cheaper ..)


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