View Full Version : Coral Beauty is nipping at my anemone...

01/31/2006, 08:48 PM
HELP!!! Why would he be doing this???

Am I going to have to take him out?


02/01/2006, 02:42 PM
Angels are known to nip at corals and clam mantles .. Never really heard of them nipping anemones but it fits.... Really nothing you can do but perhaps try and feed your angel some clam or perhaps bits of scallop to keep him away from the anemone...


02/01/2006, 02:44 PM
Hmmm. Where do you get clam or scallop for feeding?

02/01/2006, 03:01 PM
Depending upon the size of the anemone, you can try the strawberry basket method. Just place it over the anemone to keep the angel away. This way the anemone still gets light and current, but doesn't get any of the harassment.

02/01/2006, 03:02 PM
WEll I dont think my clowns will like that very much.


02/01/2006, 03:14 PM
I did not know you had clownfish. I am surprised an established pair of Premnas biaculeatus did not fight the angel off. Then again, I have seen much more surprising things, too. In this case, just hope for the best or hope the clowns get a bit more territorial. Also, as fishman said, try feeding the angel a bit more.

02/01/2006, 03:16 PM
I will try. And the female protects it a bit, but not enough...