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What can host in a Bubble tip anemone?

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Icywater

I know clownfish can, but what type of shrimp and crabs can? Is it only sexy shrimp?

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gulfsurfer101

Pretty nice. I seen theses recently and thought about adding them but never seen them take to bubbles. I've seen them in carpets before. I'll have to grab some for sure next time I'm out.

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Icywater

I heard, that the anemone crab eats some of the anemone. What about sexy shrimp?

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jedimasterben

They eat the mucous the anemone excretes along with waste.

 

Sexy shrimp will eat corals, and specifically zoanthid skirts, so keep that in mind.

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Icywater

I thought they only eat zoa skirts when hungry?

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jedimasterben

There are few on this forum (and others) that feed anywhere close to the amount I do, yet I had no zoas with skirts.

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4x5

I have sexy shrimps and an anemone crab in my BTA. As far as sexy shrimps eating zoanthids - mine are in no way interested in any of my zoas, they hang out on the BTA or my hammer all day.

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Icywater

When these creatures Ex: Clownish, shrimp and crabs host in the anemone is it helpful to the anemone or are they just using the anemone for cover?

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pgrVII

In the case of clownfish, they keep fish away that like to eat anemones,as well as feed the anemone scraps of food. It's also believed the clowns act as a lure of sorts to attract fish over to the anemone by flashing their colorful bodies in and out of the tentacles when the curious animal comes to inspect the clowns the nem can grab the lured prey. The clowns also keep water flowing through the anemone,waving and rolling through it and cleaning sand,detritus etc off. Can't speak much for the crabs and shrimp but would imagine they do similar cleaning and feeding of the anemone.

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gulfsurfer101

I went back to the lfs I saw the anemone crabs in and picked one up after seeing the pic Lawnman posted. It was the only one left and they were moving this weekend so everything in the shop was over 50% off. Of course all the good stuff was gone but I got the crab and an engineer goby for under ten bucks for the pair. Not a bad score. The crab has already claimed this big bta as his.

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Lawnman
I went back to the lfs I saw the anemone crabs in and picked one up after seeing the pic Lawnman posted. It was the only one left and they were moving this weekend so everything in the shop was over 50% off. Of course all the good stuff was gone but I got the crab and an engineer goby for under ten bucks for the pair. Not a bad score. The crab has already claimed this big bta as his.

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Is that in your tank Gulf? They are really neat to watch.
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Chris!

I went back to the lfs I saw the anemone crabs in and picked one up after seeing the pic Lawnman posted. It was the only one left and they were moving this weekend so everything in the shop was over 50% off. Of course all the good stuff was gone but I got the crab and an engineer goby for under ten bucks for the pair. Not a bad score. The crab has already claimed this big bta as his.

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Good score, looks like he is right at home :)

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pgrVII

I went back to the lfs I saw the anemone crabs in and picked one up after seeing the pic Lawnman posted. It was the only one left and they were moving this weekend so everything in the shop was over 50% off. Of course all the good stuff was gone but I got the crab and an engineer goby for under ten bucks for the pair. Not a bad score. The crab has already claimed this big bta as his.

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This is cool,good find my friend. Im currently waiting for my clowns to go to my new gbta,they were in a large lta previously. All they've done was belly rub it an hour after I put it in the tank a week ago. So time to play the waiting game

... Haha.

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Lawnman

This is cool,good find my friend. Im currently waiting for my clowns to go to my new gbta,they were in a large lta previously. All they've done was belly rub it an hour after I put it in the tank a week ago. So time to play the waiting game

... Haha.

My platinum took 6 weeks to start hosting. Then 1 day I couldn't find my fish and there he was sucking on the tentacles. No kidding he sucks the tentacles like a pacifier lol.
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pgrVII

Yea mine did that to their lta,they took 3 months to move in to it,today though they were hovering around it giving it a once over,either way its a nice looking nem,usually bubbly and moves nice under my jebao wp10

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pgrVII

Old Nem.

 

 

 

New nem.

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gulfsurfer101
Is that in your tank Gulf? They are really neat to watch.

Yeah, I have four bta's on one rock in my 75g, and he chose this one. Actually he likes to hang out in between this one and the one directly behind it.

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gulfsurfer101

Out of the four nems I have, I have gbta that has been chopped by a powerhead twice and has healed both times and doesn't like direct lighting so hides underneath the nems rock, hidden in a cave. This is the one my Darwin and snow onyx clowns choose to host. The other two are showing pairing traits and have not selected a host yet.

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Nhjmc

My three sexies have hosted my bta probably because I don’t have a maxi or rock nem yet. I caught one eating my purple stylo like big time! Took it right down to skeleton! I now target feed them that seemed to work. 

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