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Old 01/09/2008, 12:12 AM
tangafish tangafish is offline
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are rock flower anemones clown fish safe?

i have 2 rock flower anemones in my reef tank, one is burrowed into the substrate the other is attached to a rock. I have 2 pairs of ocellaris clowns (orange and black) in 2 different tanks that i have had for several years, i am going to add one of the pairs to the reef tank just haven't decided which one. I would be devistated if one of them was eaten by the anemone, i haven't had any problem so far with any of the other fish of course nothing of them have tried to play in it either so I just want to be sure. does anyone have any experience with this type of anemone?
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Old 01/09/2008, 02:26 AM
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I wouldn't have a clue, but I have a couple ideas:

Find out if your anemone is from the Pacific or from the Atlantic. If the latter, it is likely NOT a clown host but rather a clown predator.

Research wetwebmedia and see if you can find your answer there. If you have exhausted all sources, you can email the people who run that web site and ask them about it, they usually respond within a couple of days.

Good luck!
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Old 01/09/2008, 07:42 AM
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bad news is, those anemones aren't host anemones for clowns.
good news is, your clowns generally know it, so should be safe with them too.
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Old 01/09/2008, 12:00 PM
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i didn't buy them so no big deal they came with my tbs live rock out of florida i ordered. i did buy them a bubble tip and i have never seen them go near it. The prospect of me putting my clowns in there and becoming dinner for the anemones is just awful. I could even take them to my LFS if i had too i am sure. They are really cool looking i just want to be sure they will be safe.
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Old 01/09/2008, 05:05 PM
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I have one with my clowns, they just ignore it. I didn't know that it gets pretty good size.It's about 8''.
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Old 01/09/2008, 05:34 PM
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Here's a pic of my amphiprion ephippium that called my Epicystis crucifer home. In the pic the flower anemone was spawning, and the clown was feasting on the sperm.

Sorry for the quality:

Garrett.
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Old 01/09/2008, 07:58 PM
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wow garrett i haven't noticed mine doing that. i am glad to see yours have been ok with your clowns because they are really cool, i have a flourescent green one and kinda of yellow green. snakeman i never realized they got that big! mine still have a longg way to go they are about 4" in diameter now. By the way what do you feed yours? mine loves salad shrimp
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Old 01/09/2008, 08:41 PM
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I feed mine silversides and krill dosed with selcon twice a week.
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Old 01/10/2008, 02:56 AM
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man i have two great rock anemones i love them but didnt know they would eat my clowns,that sucks,lol they did eat one of my anemone crabs,but it was my fault,i shooed him into it and the next day i saw his body being spat out the mouth
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