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Old 12/16/2007, 08:06 AM   #1
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anemone alternative

I have a small farm raised tomato clown in a 29 gallon. live rock and live sand. unfortunatly i cannot house an anemone what are my alternatives? i want to provide something for my clown. Thanks for any offered advice.


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Old 12/16/2007, 08:13 AM   #2
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i think any kind of coral that look like anemone will work

u can try something like a torch or hammer


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Old 12/16/2007, 08:18 AM   #3
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Clowns don't need a host however if you want to try I agree with the above poster, a Torch or Hammer might work.
My clown hosts a Torch.


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Old 12/16/2007, 08:20 AM   #4
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will my clown frolic in it like the relationship the clown has with the anemone?


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Old 12/16/2007, 08:26 AM   #5
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in detail my clown will rest on the sponging from my hang on protein skimmer at night. just trying to be a good fish keeper.


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Old 12/16/2007, 09:04 AM   #6
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will my clown frolic in it like the relationship the clown has with the anemone?
Yes he will lol. I had a clown host in my torch coral, but the bad thing was he made it retract. I think a decent sized frogspawn will do fine though, not a tiny frag.


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Old 12/16/2007, 01:29 PM   #7
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There are some rock anemones and flower anemones that don't get very big.


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Old 12/16/2007, 01:48 PM   #8
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Long tentacle plate corals look just like an anemone. The clown should host in that as well.


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Old 12/16/2007, 03:01 PM   #9
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occasionally mine hosts my torches, but he might be too big. Do your torches sometimes shrivel up at night?


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Old 12/16/2007, 03:09 PM   #10
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yea my torch shrivel up at night when the lights are off, its get to be like half it size during lights out

idk if thats normal tho, but when the lights are on its very nice


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Old 12/16/2007, 04:30 PM   #11
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My Tomatoes host green star polyps and a torch coral during the day and at night they sleep on some large blue/violet mushrooms and sometimes rub against them during the day. I'd say mine mainly host the mushrooms.


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