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Are clown gobies RFA proof?

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Tired

I'm reading up on what other than clownfish is known to host anemones, and apparently clown gobies are sometimes seen perched in some anemones. Does anyone know if they're anemone-proof? I'm pondering one as a future fish, but only if it wouldn't be harmed by an accidental dash into an anemone if something startles it. 

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kimberbee

Tagging along in case you get a clear answer. I had looked into this a while ago and didn't find much. 

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Tired

I know they have a pretty thick slime coat to them. I used to have one with a yellowtail blue damsel, who he would basically ignore. He went into the damsel's cave one time, though, and the damsel nipped him for it. Only the once, and then the damsel kinda twitched away, shook its head, did a vigorous sort of mouthing motion for a few seconds, and never bit the goby again. Clown gobies have that protective bad-tasting slime. 

And then, well, there's this. 

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RedCrow

I’ve seen many perched in euphyllia which IMO have a more potent sting than some of the more peaceful anemones like BTAs. I think it would depend largely on the species of anemone being kept.  

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Tired

Oh, should have specified in the post- rock flowers. From what I hear, they don't have much of a sting. I know they aren't known to actually catch healthy fish, but it'd be a shame for something to get all stung up bumping into one. 

Do clown gobies have to acclimate to their perch, like clownfish, or are they just immune? 

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banasophia

I have 8-10 RFAs in my tank along with my little yellow clown goby buddy Hank and I haven’t had any issues since I got him in June. He swims around by them but doesn’t perch on them. 

 

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Ratvan
49 minutes ago, banasophia said:

I have 8-10 RFAs in my tank along with my little yellow clown goby buddy Hank and I haven’t had any issues since I got him in June. He swims around by them but doesn’t perch on them. 

 

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Does he have a preference of a perch? Some form of SPS I would guess?

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banasophia
13 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

Does he have a preference of a perch? Some form of SPS I would guess?

He likes the candy canes and the branches of the sinularia. He seemed to love the Kenya tree the most before I cut it back, hope it will grow back in soon.

 

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Ratvan
8 minutes ago, banasophia said:

He likes the candy canes and the branches of the sinularia. He seemed to love the Kenya tree the most before I cut it back, hope it will grow back in soon.

 

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He is adorable, how do they do in pairs does anyone know?

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Sancho

Mine perches on my RFAs all the time 🤷‍♂️   

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