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Old 01/03/2018, 09:12 AM   #1
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Mixing Wild and Tank Bred Clown

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I have a BTA and a Black tank bred clown. We would like to add another clown as the current one does not know what an anemone is!

Before I even begin my search, is it ok to mix a tank bred clown with a wild clown?


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Old 01/03/2018, 10:25 AM   #2
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It's fine to mix wild and tank raised clowns together. Also note that just because a clown is tank raised doesn't mean it doesn't know what an anemone is. Think of it like cats and catnip. Some cats are attracted to it, and others are not.

Natural hosts for a BTA include maroon, clarkii, bicintus, frenatus, etc. but not the "Nemo" type clowns like percula and ocellaris. That said, many percula and ocellaris -- both wild and tank raised -- have BTAs as hosts.


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Old 01/03/2018, 12:35 PM   #3
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Before I even begin my search, is it ok to mix a tank bred clown with a wild clown?
Itís fine to mix. Just make sure you quarantine the wild caught clown as many of them tend to come with brooklynella.


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Great point! Thank you for the info.


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Old 01/03/2018, 03:26 PM   #5
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I always QT my fish. I caught Marine Velvet and it wiped my entire tank out. Thanks for the reply!


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Old 01/11/2018, 01:48 PM   #6
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Ive had Occelaris and Perculas both wild and tank raised together. I have also had them host bubble tip anemones, however, sometimes I have had an issue with the tank raised clowns not wanting to go to the bbta's, but this was usually cured when another clown would "show them the way".


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