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Old 05-10-2022, 10:22 PM
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Default Pay you to train clown hosting anemone

Look for someone who has prior experience in training clowns to host anemones. Willing to pay fees up to $50 for training my two clowns in my tank or your tank sucessfully.

I tried to train my clowns to host a large long tentacle rainbow anemone but failed after multiple attempts. So frustrated.
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Old 05-10-2022, 11:48 PM
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Did you try just sticking a picture of similar clowns hosting a similar anemone facing into the tank?

I have seen this work multiple times
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Old 05-11-2022, 12:06 AM
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I have tried the following methods available online and none of them works for me. The clowns are just so stubborn...

1- tub/net method
2- small guarantee tank
3- Photo on the wall
4 - plastic pasta strainer method
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Old 05-11-2022, 04:19 AM
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Get a porcelain crab.. may be the crab will teach ur clowns
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Old 05-11-2022, 04:27 AM
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I literally dropped my clowns into my anemone, and they never moved out
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Old 05-11-2022, 05:24 PM
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I literally dropped my clowns into my anemone, and they never moved out
I tried that too.. they escaped from the anemone like us seeing a snake.
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What clowns do you have? I know you mentioned you have a long tentacle anemone already.

I get that in an aquarium fish don't always behave as in the wild, but there are natural hosts for each clownfish species that they will be more inclined to host with.

I've had all my percs/occellaris hosted by bubble tips. some hosted immediately but some required coaxing. But once I got a Ritteri anemone they went to that and NEVER looked back. they won't go near a bubbletip anymore.

My maroons are in the bubbletips now.
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Hi
Do you have any other coral in the tank that the clowns may find interesting? For example are the clowns hosting in other corals such as leather corals or Euphyllia corals.
If possible, try having only the anenome in the tank and nothing else. The purpose of this is only having that one item is that the clowns would feel be a place for security and protection.
If they eventually do host then you could slowly add the other corals back in, I find that once the clown finds a coral to their liking then they usually stick with it. I have a mix coral tank and many of the clowns host in different corals and sometimes the coral don't like that at all and you can see that by the corals are stressed or constantly closing up. Regards Ken
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