1 clown 2 anenomes

Discussion in 'Clownfish & Anemones' started by soonerfan66, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. soonerfan66

    soonerfan66 New Member

    I have 1 Clown and 2 Bubble Tip Anemones . The Clown keeps going back and forth between them all the time all day long !!! . I thought it would pick one and leave the other alone most of the time . I just started keeping anemones so this is all new .
     
  2. beth

    beth Administrator Staff Member

    Hopefully you have adequate conditions, like lighting, to keep anemones. If the anemones are small, the clown behavior may be a blessing as clowns can pester an anemone to death.
     
  3. soonerfan66

    soonerfan66 New Member

    Yes I have good lighting , had just got done upgrading my system for this awhile back and just by chance a fish store was going out of business and had everything marked way down . I got the 2 anemones for $35 each and they were the size of my fist !!! Normal price was $125 . Thanks for your reply .
     
  4. beth

    beth Administrator Staff Member

  5. soonerfan66

    soonerfan66 New Member

    Like I had said I only got 1 clown would it be happier if it had a mate ?
     
  6. lmforbis

    lmforbis Administrator Staff Member

    Probably better to stick with one. The one you have is likely a female. If you introduce another there will be fights.
     
  7. beth

    beth Administrator Staff Member

    If this is in response to my comment, I think you didn't understand my comment.
     
  8. soonerfan66

    soonerfan66 New Member

    Beth you might explain a little more . And please understand I hope I did not sound upset or anything I really would like any advise you or anyone can give me .
     
  9. beth

    beth Administrator Staff Member

    Not all anemones are compatible with all clowns, and certain clownfish are more compatible if they stick with the species of anemone that they are most associated with in the wild. I provided a link as a guide to that. It's too late to consider that now, since you already have the animals, but it's good to know in the future, and perhaps your clown is compatible with it's anemone or will, at least, accept it.

    The bigger problem will be the clown harassing the anemone to death. A less likely scenario with a larger anemone.
     
  10. soonerfan66

    soonerfan66 New Member

    Gotcha ! I guess I lucked out then that the anemones were so big . The clown when its with each anemone it is gentle with them if that means anything . I seen it once after feeding the other fish in my tank take a piece of shrimp back to a anemone . In the early morning it seems to rotate who it sleeps , but there is one that it seems to stay with more . I have heard lots of stories about clowns being slow or not bonding at all that's why I was surprised mine seemed to do it so quick .
     
  11. jay0705

    jay0705 Administrator Staff Member

    Alot of / most clowns are tank raised. They haven't ever seen a nem, so there isn't that instinct to utalize them.
     

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