clown training

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  1. reeffamily

    reeffamily Senior Member
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    how do you train a tanked raised clown where the anemone is. my old clown died. got a new one, tank bread. he has no idea what to do with it. set him on top of it with no luck. do I need to get one that is already been living in an anemone?
     
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    You don't need to do anything.

    Clownfish will eventually find the anemone on their own in their own time. It could be as soon as a day or two, but it takes some fish much longer; maybe years. A few generations removed from the reef does not erase millennia of natural instincts and behavior. Any interference from you will just create stress with the clownfish.
     
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    I cheated and picked up a clown that loved anemones put it in my tank and she taught my other two
     
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    It took my clowns 2-1/2 years to get in my anemone. They would look at it like all day, get "stung" by it occasionally, but never get in. They were being hosted by my overflow. I then had some anthelia underneath them get big and started to grow in to where their home was and they just started to be hosted by the anthelia. After a few months, I got rid of the anthelia and I think they missed being hosted by something like that because the next day they were being hosted by the anemone on the other side of the tank. It was a happy day when that happened. 0a.gif
    But like Nickz's experience, once the male clownfish saw the female being hosted by the anemone, he went in right after.

    I tried a lot of the tricks that are on the internet to no avail. Some of them were: put a computer screen up close to the tank with a video of clownfish being hosted by anemones, a video of a shark or predator to scare them in to the anemone, tried putting food near and in the anemone to try and lure them into it... nothing worked.
     
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    seems as though there should be an easy way. was trying not to wait 2 years like my last on
     
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    where do you find wild clowns or are they all tank breed now?
     

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