Best clownfish for hosting Anem's?

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I like percula clown fish  and also Clarkii clowns im just wondering which would be easier to get to host an Anemone? Also which Anem would they be favoured to host most. Would they be ok with a BTA?

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From what I can gather some take to a nem like a duck to water yet others don't even bother. I've seen some host xenia and other softies over nems on some groups.


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Cheers Carl I didn't think it was good for the corals if clowns hosted them, like ive seen them host torch coral in some occasions.
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There are clownfish and anemone compatibility charts, but to answer which is easiest/most likely. It'll be Clarkii clownfish (who'll host almost anything in the absence of an anemone) and BTAs which seem to be one of their favourite anemones.

Percula/Ocellaris clownfish only host a couple of types of anemone, and they're difficult anemones, and even then there's no guarantee.

Clarkii + BTA = almost certainly will host.

(I don't know why Clarkii clowns aren't on this list, but they're very closely related to domino damsels at the bottom which will host pretty much anything too)
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Thanks mate, as always brilliant info that is really appreciated. Do you have Clarkii clowns in your tank? Also closely related to dominos, is that with the attitude they have too?
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Yeah, I used to have 3.

I went to buy this lovely magnifica anemone from someone who was closing their tank down, and it had a small, medium and slightly larger clarkii in it. I only went for the anemone, but they were trying to get back into it as he was lifting it out of the water, so I couldn't take it off them...

I later gave 2 of them away to @Jessica who has/had my old tank. I kept the smallest, who's now bigger than the biggest was at the time.  :grin:

Yeah, they're not quite as quarrelsome as domino damsels, in that they're only bossy if something comes near their anemone, but Dominos will pick fights for the fun of it, jab and run, etc.
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Funny how they were going with the anemone whether you liked it or not  :grin:
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I had Percs for two years, and have a BTA which they never so much as sniffed at.  I tried all sorts of tricks to get them to live in it, but no luck.  I lost one to ich, and the other mysteriously vanished whilst I was on holiday (I always lose something when someone else is looking after my tank  :cry: ). 

I decided to go with blue strip Clarkiis, and they were in it after a couple of hours  :grin: :kiss: :cool:

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Of the clarkii the blue stripes are my favourite,  clarkiis can be rough with the nem, so a nem that is bigger than the fish is advisable, most clowns if not all guard their nest\home with swift aggressive actions, but it's the type of clown that'll determine how aggressive and how long the chase will go for.
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My orange skunks came with the nem, one of the reasons I bought my nem.
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My two saddlebacks host in my xenia they love it

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On a side note, the male clown loves the GSP and xenia.
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